|Obviously this is not me on the phone and there was no |
hot man in the waiting room as I made my call.
I was tired, pregnant and still reeling from all the decisions I had made and still had to make regarding this unplanned pregnancy (which at that point was still a secret to everyone but me and BF). Top that off with 3 days in the hospital with a sick child, and an ex-husband who was in and out of the hospital with us, I was a bit frazzled.
But it was this exact day two years ago, I had a very important call to make. And I knew that it could not wait any longer. So I excused myself from my child's room, went to the waiting room and called Brit's future parents.
I got her mom on the phone and apologized for the late phone call (we had promised to call them on Monday and this was a Tuesday). Her mom had a serious apprehension in her voice as she graciously accepted my call being a day late because of D's illness. But I knew that all she could think about was that I was about to either make her the happiest future mommy or a devastated hopeful parent still wondering how their family would be built.
When I uttered the words that BF and I had chosen them to be parents for our child she almost came through the phone. She said that when we didn't call on Monday they had prepared themselves for the fact that we must not have chosen them since up to that point we had always followed through when we told them we would.
I remember her excitement continue to rise as it started to sink in and she said "I have to call (my husband)! I am going to get ahold of his principal because I have to tell him right now even if he is teaching! I have to tell him right now! He is going to be so excited!"
It is amazing how it brings a smile to my face even as I type that right now. The unbelievable joy in her voice. The way the words that I had just spoken had given her a hope that she had not had for years.
Two years ago today.