So I was going through my Picasa photo album and came across this:
That was the morning after we got Brian. The deer-in-the-headlights look that you see on our faces, that was us realizing just what it was like to have an infant in the house.
We had begun our journey to become foster parents a few months prior to this and we had finished all the paperwork, background checks and home study. But our social worker wasn't quite done with her part of the home study. The next step was supposed to be the call that said, "You are approved, we will call you if we have a child to place with you."
But at 6:30pm on a Monday evening, the call we got instead was, "We have a baby boy. Are you interested?"
"Um, of course!"
We had Brian at home with us by 7:30pm. 18 months later we finalized his adoption.
That is one of my favorite memories.