Friday, March 11, 2011


My friends that are adopting found out yesterday they are one step (one HUGE step) closer to making it all a reality.  And I was lucky enough to be there shortly after they found out.

Getting the news was a little anti-climatic for them though.  They didn't have a piece of paper, an email with a guarantee, a was just a phone call from their translator explaining everything was happening.

As we all sat at the dinner table there was a sort of surreal cloud hanging over us.  My friend starting opening a bottle of champagne and passed it to her husband to finish.  As she made the handover -- the top exploded, hit the roof and there was a fountain of champagne pouring onto the floor.

There was a brief moment of stunned silence and then we all burst into uncontrollable laughter.  It most definitely broke any tension in the room and felt like a sign that everything REALLY was happening.

The toddlers and I continued to giggle while mom and dad smiled at one another and gave each other a kiss.

It was one of those moments you want to freeze in time.

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