Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Can We Get An...

O! Can we get a U! Can we get a T! What does that spell? OUT!
We are OUT of PGN!!!!!

After a whole day of self control, I broke down and called PGN at the end of the day. The woman I spoke with told me that we had been approved!!!!!!! APPROVED!!!! I know I cried, and I think I screamed. I can't believe this feeling! We have the official word from the Guatemalan government that we are approved to be Luciana's family! This has been such an amazing day! I have not received word from our agency yet, but that will come soon!

This dreamy day was nothing like I pictured it. Keith is out of town for work, so I had to call him 4 times before he finally picked up to hear the great news. I was rewarded with the cheers of a room full of people who had been working on audits all day... how great is that? My parents were in the air somewhere between Florida and Maine, so they got the news in a New York airport. Sammy was with me and was truly happy and emotional, but was off to a friend's for dinner to leave me in my pacing, grinning state for the next 2 hours!

I was totally alone... but never once felt like it. There were so many phone calls with friends, and an especially sweet call with my Mimi, and as much as I missed sharing this with Keith, it was a night of celebration and love. (I even received a special delivery HUG in the midst of my frenzy of phone calls!)

Luckily, my book club full of close friends was scheduled to be at my house tonight, so there were many cheers at our news! AND, many more of those much needed HUGS!!!! Even a few tears! This baby is so loved! I was even reassured that my first attempt at sewing a teddy bear wasn't too bad... I love my friends!

I have so much to share... but, I am wiped out! After several phone calls and a lot of disbelief and shock, I must go to bed!

Tomorrow promises a better post to share this amazing moment... and maybe some pics to show our cheer! Tonight, going to bed with a big old "my baby girl is coming home" smile on my face!

Much, much love.

19 comments:

Betsy said...

JUST THE POST I WAS HOPING TO READ! SOMETHING TOLD ME TO GO CHECK YOUR BLOG. SO GLAD I DID.

CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS!

I AM SO SO HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU.

Bobbi said...

I got a Valentine's gift like no other, and you got a Christmas gift like no other.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Guatemama said...

WAHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! OH Beth! YES!!!! I am crying and jumping around over here. Luciana is on her way home!! I am so happy for you guys! I can't wait to tell Alex that Sam's sister is out too!
What a week.
Tracy

Steph said...

I stayed up as late as I could last night waiting for the BIG secret to be revealed!!! WOOHOO!!! I am crying tears of joy for your family!! Much love and many hugs from Ohio!!

Auntie G said...

Congratulations!!
Gail

Anonymous said...

The news we've all been waiting to hear!!! Could not ask for a better Christmas blessing for you all. SO happy for you - thanks for the special phone call.....Looking forward to hearing all your details as the next weeks unfold and you set off to bring home that beautiful baby girl.
Love,
Julie

Terry said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful Christmas gift this is! Enjoy the excitement that this news brings. It won't be long before she's home.

Terry

Nicole said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful news! I knew you would get the call soon! I am so happy for your family.

Now we just need to get Steph out... ;)

Sandy said...

I knew you were getting out! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Sweet Luci is coming home!!! Love the "cheerleader" pictures! Enjoy being on cloud 9!!! Your baby girl is coming HOME!!!

Kerri said...

YIPPEE! YIPPEE! YIPPEE!
Sooooooo happy for you!
Kerri and Ruby

Victoria & Joe said...

So happy for you.. It won't be long now and she'll be home with you. Congradulations

Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome news.

Emily said...

Oh, Beth- I am truly so happy for you! I knew you were going to get the news....I was checking your blog like crazy! YAY-- sweet Luci is comin' home! So happy for you...

Emily

Anonymous said...

Just about to go to bed and something said to check the site !!
Merry Christmas ! Your "angel" will be home where she belongs sooo soon. My love to all, Terri O.

Suzanne and Jayme said...

Congratulations. I've been following your blog and am so thrilled for you. We are an Oct. 31st submit, so with any luck we'll be right behind you. Congratulations again, your daughter is beautiful

Donna said...

YAHOOOOOOO!!!!! That's awesome news! Congratulations and many wishes for speedy orange and pink!!

K Leclercq said...

I can't believe it! What great news! CONGRATULATIONS!

Gretchen said...

What a great week! Congratulations! Don't you just feel like you can breathe again?!

Bobbi said...

I am so happy for you!