So last night I couldn't sleep. No matter what I tried I just couldn't do it.
My brain was working against me big time! Every time I went to fall asleep my brain would scream out "NO DON'T SLEEP!" You are going to miss your alarm, you won't make the phone call and you wont get into the information session! I kept freaking out because this was the most important step into getting in. So my brain wouldn't shut down. So needless to say as I write this I am running on very little sleep.
I sat and chatted on the computer with some friends, I tried counting sheep, I tried watching tv, I tried playing some games on facebook. Nothing. Peter was snoring away. I tried to go to bed and watch tv nothing. So I came and laid on the couch because my cat Maugwai decided I wasn't allowed in the bed anyway and did whatever she could to make me uncomfortable. I finally fell asleep around 4am. Set my phone alarm on the loudest volume and as soon as it went off at 8:20 I snapped awake like I had slept a full 8 hours. I had my coffee and chatted with another friend and soon noticed the clock struck 9am!
I nervously picked up the phone and dialed the number to CAS. I waited heard it ring and had my heart beating out of my chest. A male voice answered, directed me to the intake worker and blast! I got the answering machine!!!! I left a polite message and sat in my seat bouncing up and down waiting for the phone to ring. It didn't. 20 minutes went by and I started sweating. The thoughts started hitting me "What if we are too late" "What if people called yesterday and left messages and they got first spots" "Am I going to have to wait a year before another session opens?" I talked to Peter, and he asked for the phone number. He called and got the operator to search out where the intake worker was. He then talked to her, answered some questions about the two of us and was informed our invitation would be received by early December. WE GOT IN!!!!! We will also be receiving an information package in the mail soon!
So now just time to wait. 4 months and 9 days. Time to get everything in order so that we don't stress about it when the time comes. We don't want to run around like chickens with our heads cut off when the time comes for the home study. Time to sit down and think of our responses on why we want to adopt (Well that is easy we were born to be parents!) Time to make sure that everything has check marks beside it. Nothing better than looking totally prepared and not like we decided to just throw it together and hey why not adopt a kid.
We want them to know we are 100% serious. This is not something we are entering into lightly. We fully understand that taking on the role of parents for a child is truly life changing and a big decision. One that we want more than anything. I know that neither of us have a criminal past, and we have strong morals and I know we would be good parents. So I can't really see any reason why we would be turned down. Unless there is something I am missing. And I hope I dont say anything stupid in any interviews.
So now to pass away the months. Warning my blogs may be a little lacking because I don't know how much could happen in 4 months on the topic, I am sure I will come up with something.
thank you guys so much for your kind comments on my blog and through facebook telling me I am talented. You guys keep me smiling and make this a whole lot easier!
xox Kate xox