April 1st was the day we chose last year to begin the process of brining you home. After several years of waiting for me (Jeremy) to turn 30, only to discover our lack of a marriage license after 7 years of marriage meant we were not married (!), and in turn having to wait yet another 5 years to adopt, we are ready.
So, lovely daughter who will one day read this, what did we do today?
We dreamed and shared our dreams over eggs, fresh orange juice, coffee, and bagels. We went to 2 libraries (one of your mother’s favorite activities), spoke to a doctor about medical conditions, one of which you may have, then drove to CCAI to turn in our application.
As soon as we pulled in to the parking space I suddenly panicked, trying to determine if we had obtained our marriage license in 2006 or 2007. Your mother chided me and rightfully so, for not having checked this during the past month we spent filling out the application. I’ve been counting down the days so long I figured it had to be right. We were married in 1999 and then got our license 7 years later. Didn’t we?
We turned in our application for you then went to our favorite place to eat, Doc Chey’s. Grocery and pet food shopping followed shortly afterwards. That evening after getting home I went to Bill and Dee’s to fix their printer and surprise them with a webcam. When they were able to see their son and granddaughter they were thrilled. They asked to pay me but their reaction was worth more than any material thing they could have given me.
I also rented a tile saw, to finish the back bathroom that may one day be yours. You see I’ve been working on it for a year and a half and am almost done. With you possibly arriving so soon I’ve got to step it up and finish the major repairs needed.
So baobao, we love you already and are looking forward to meeting you. For all we know you could have been born today.
Today’s soundtrack: Paul McCartney “Wingspan”, Morrissey “HMV- The Singles 88-95”, and She and Him “Volume 2”.