Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thank you... we mean it more than you know!

It has been less than 24 hours since announcing to all of you, our friends and family, the amazing news of our adoption process. We can not begin to thank all of you for your warm wishes, thoughts and prayers, suggestions and possible baby names to choose from. The emails, phone calls, text messages and MySpace comments truly bring a smile to our faces and tears to our eyes.Keep them coming! ;o) We're riding this high as long as it last... only because we know that there will be a point where it turns into a waiting game. tick-tock, tick-tock.
To further fill you all in our yesterday’s events, after signing the papers to make it official, Chris and I headed to our American Cancer Society office in Albany to talk with HR about benefits etc. Being greeted with so many smiles definitely put us to ease. I have to say, working for the ACS is truly a blessing. They care about their employees – they talk the talk and walk the walk. As we entered the conference room we quickly noticed on top of all the paper work a baby shirt that read "My Daddy works for the American Cancer Society". The thought of all of this becoming a reality, and not just a discussion, hit me hard. I broke down and Chris quickly followed. There are the moments that make what seems to be a dream very much real. Needless to say, Marilyn (our Benefits guru) walked us through the process giving us leads on where to find additional support. This is what solidifies ACS as one of the top employers in both NJ and NY (and soon to be the U.S.).
So, until we complete the home study process (more to come soon) we will take the caseworker, Mary’s, advice – we will take it slow, we won’t get our hopes up, but we will go get a car seat just in case the call comes in. ;o)

Again, thanks for the well wishes. We, without a doubt, have the best support system anyone could want.

1 comment:

John A said...

In honor and anticipation of the arrival of Baby Dudek-Irwin, The Natales and I took a page from your book, Paul. We said a little prayer to Baby Jesus that all will always be well. We photoed the ceremony for posterity (and your entertainment), check your inbox.