Wednesday, April 8, 2009

One Year Ago...

We received that long awaited call that we had finally been released from PGN. A day I will never forget! All day I had the urge to call PGN, but resisted. Finally, at around 2:30, I broke down and called. I couldn't believe my ears when Francesca (I think that was her name) informed me we had been approved and our file was ready. I asked her several times, "Are you sure? Are you sure?" She was sure. Of course, we had been told this before only for it to be another kickout. But, I was amazingly calm. I called our adoption coordinator and she promised to follow-up with our attorney. I did not expect to hear anything for at least a day. Around 3:00pm, our coordinator called me back and said "There is just one more thing...I am looking at your PGN approval right now." Of course, I instantly burst into tears and, again, kept saying "Are you sure???" It was real this time. By the time I hung up the phone, my office was full! It was incredible! Our baby was finally coming home. Here is my post from last year:

http://journeytoeli.blogspot.com/2008/04/do-you-believe-in-miracles.html

9 comments:

Kelly said...

What an awesome memory!!!

Danny and Brittney said...

I am sitting here crying as I read this. I know how much you longed for that day to come. What a day! I can't believe it has already been a year.

franzkrueger said...

I remember when you guys got out of PGN also! We got out 2 day prior & I remember feeling SO GUILTY that we were out and you guys were still in.

We are so fortunate to be out of the process and home. This week has made me very sentimental as I think of last year when we walked through Antigua and saw the carpets together. It's a very special memory for us.

Happy Easter!

Kim said...

What a wonderful memory and a day that will be etched into your brain forever!

Bobbi said...

Geez, you made me cry. I remember this!!! Oh, we were all celebrating everywhere.

Happy One Year Out of PGN-- a much deserved anniversary.

Heidi said...

I have chills! Really....aren't out-of-PGN calls one of the greatest moments of our lives?

K Leclercq said...

I had goosebumps reading your post. It's hard to exactly remember the hard times and the super great times. Everything just blends together because our children are with us. We are so blessed. What a great memory!!!

Jenn said...

It's so crazy how time flies! Today is the one year anniversary of us getting out of PGN, and I still remember it as one of the best days ever!

The gFamily said...

I did the exact same thing.... I cried hysterically and kept asking, "Are you sure?" I almost couldn't believe it!

Good memories!