After writing about the experience of finding my Buddy's family, my heart has been so crazy. Not in a bad way, but in another moment of clarity. As I look at my little handsome Bubba Gus in his bed, my heart is so full. After finding out baby #3 was indeed a BOY and not another GIRL, I was a little nauseous. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe that I would be so lucky as to have another boy. Don't get me wrong, in any way, that I wouldn't have been happy about another girl. I would have been ecstatic, babies are more than blessings in my life. But after having placed E, my heart really did ache for a boy. A mamas boy, a little boy that would love me as much as E loves his mama!
As I sat in my room, the nights following the meeting of S sister, my heart was sooooo at peace. And the feelings I had towards this baby boy were so special. I remember praying to our Heavenly Father, thanking him, for helping me find R & S. I remember talking to this little boy in my tummy telling him that I loved him. That I knew that he was supposed to be with his RIGHT mom and dad. That if it were the right thing to keep him I would. OH HOW I WOULD. I loved him in a way no one will ever know, except those of us moms that place can know.
I felt LUCKY, that Heavenly Father entrusted me with this little spirit. To trust an immature little girl, to make the right choice in getting him home. I felt blessed that my Father in Heaven loved me enough to let me make a wrong choice right.
One night, soon after, my parents, my 'pretend parents'(leenie and D), and BF and I all came together in Leenies home. I don't remember most of what we talked about, but I remember asking for a blessing after. As we all sat there they asked who I would want to give the blessing, my dad or D, I asked D if he would mind giving me a blessing. You see, with the BF sitting there, I didn't want him to think that my dad was saying anything just because he was there. I wanted a no biased blessing(does that even make sense?)
In that blessing, D said that I would find a husband worthy of me, that I would marry and have a family with. I was a little shocked that he said that. And i felt that it was right. I think the BF and I knew that we wouldn't be together, I meant heck he defiantly showed he didn't want to be together. I was stuck because what can a pregnant girl do? But I still had feelings for him, and was still in need of him... WHY? I had no idea why, a few short weeks later, I would find out.
Following the conversation with S, when I told her we chose them, we decided that it would be best to follow LDSFS protocol as far as communication and openness(I wish we hadn't). At the time, almost 9 years ago, It was protocol to only have contact with a couple through letters. You couldn't know their last name, where they lived(even though I did because we found them through Suz), and after placement you got letters 1 time a week for the first 3 months. Following, the next 3 months, they were ever 2 weeks. After the 6 month mark, you and the couple determined the amount of open-ness you would have.
We found out that week that we would be meeting our babies parents the following Saturday!!!! The anticipation was INSANE, and I was nervous the ENTIRE week. What should I wear? Will they think our baby will be cute? Will they be as nice as I think they're going to be? Will it be awkward?