I am sitting here blubbering as I try to write this somewhat coherently. About an hour ago, I picked up a phone message (thank you Sheldon!!) that encouraged me to check out my email because things were happening on the adoption front. I ran for my computer and logged on to my email and, sure enough, there was an update from the staff at Imagine. The part that leapt off the page for me was this sentence: "We are also very excited to inform you that we have been able to commence the process of referrals once again!" I think my heart skipped a beat or two...or three. I quickly logged onto the yahoo forum where so many of us waiting parents congregate every day and my heart went into palpitations when I read the post of one waiting family: they have received a referral of sibling girls, ages three and ten months!!
It's really happening, was my first thought. I started to cry, Matthew ran over to ask what was wrong and, when he found out that I was crying because I was happy, he started plying me with questions about that until I finally just gave up and started to laugh...and laugh...and laugh. Now I'm back to crying.
Finally, finally, it's becoming a reality. Just a matter of time now...
Just found out - there's been a second referral - a four-year-old girl has been referred to a family waiting in Saskatchewan. Happy day!!