One year ago today, I was telling my classes that Steve and I were adopting a baby. I had just told them that I would be taking the year off from teaching and staying home. Here’s the link: http://wendy-steve-andg3.blogspot.com/2009/09/6-days.html.
I can’t believe that…it feels like it was such a short time ago. Just today some of my 5th graders were asking me about adoption. They wanted to know why Zoe’s birthmom chose adoption and what her birth name was. They wanted to know why we chose her adoptive name. They asked a lot of questions, and I got to talk a little bit about what an open adoption means. They were so interested – it was really nice.
Tomorrow is a year ago that we got the call that Zoe’s birthmom was at the hospital because her water had broken. What an exciting phone call that was – we were hoping and praying that everything would be okay with her (which we didn’t know at the time she was a she!) and her birthmom. We waited all night long for a phone call to tell us that she had had Zoe at 4:35am on Sept. 16th. What a looooonnnnnng night!