"There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it." ~Judith McNaught
And here we go again.....On December 12, 2016 at about 4:00 p.m. our adoption social worker (shout out to Amy B.) messaged me about an urgent baby situation. There was a baby girl born the day before in Georgia and they were looking for an adoptive couple. We immediately said "YES!". So that evening I booked a flight, hotel and rental car and packed my bag. I left Wichita the next morning. My first flight was delayed so by the time I made it to Dallas, I had missed my connecting flight. I had to sit at the Dallas airport for almost 7 hours. I finally made it to Chattanooga, but still had to drive over an hour to Rome, Georgia. I also got pulled over for speeding but used a precious little baby as my excuse....and I got off with a warning! I got to my hotel a little before midnight. I got to my room and pretended to sleep for a few hours.
I got up and headed to the hospital. I found my way to the NICU. I met with the social worker and she took me to meet my daughter. I spent the morning loving on this sweet baby girl.
|Emily Anne Lewis|
|Awkward pic by nurse!|
After lunch, I got the opportunity to spend time with Emily's birth parents. Oh the emotions, the heartbreak, the love.......
|Just a little hospital selfie!|
So what was Brady doing during all this excitement??? He was back in Kansas with Samuel (age 2) and our foster baby "I" (age 7 months). We did not want to put "I" in a respite home, but couldn't just leave the state with him (for some reason they call that kidnapping). Brady got approval to take "I" out of state and headed to Tennessee with the boys on December 16th. Then Brady and I switched places a couple of times with one of us being in Tennessee visiting family and the other in Georgia with Miss Emily.
|Meeting her daddy!|
|crazy hair, don't care|
Brady is now back in Kansas because "I" had to be back for some appointments and so he could attend Emily's finalization hearing. Emily and I are still in Georgia and will be here at least until early next week. We can't wait to be back in Kansas with our boys!
|Every Adoption Story is beautiful but ours is my favorite!|
The Lewis Family