So much for going to bed early! We found ourselves both staring at the ceiling at 3 a.m., too anxious to actually sleep. We were completely ready by 8 a.m. this morning and waited around the hotel until 9:30, and then traveled a couple minutes down the road to meet Barb, our social worker, and the birth-parents. Our meeting wasn't until 10:30, but walking in circles in the hotel room had started to grow old - for both of us. We waited in the lobby of Denny's and were able to at least get something to drink. I received a voice mail message from Barb where she was just checking in and stated that she was pulling into the birth-parents house and would be at the restaurant in about 15 minutes.
10:20 a.m., in walks Barb and the young engaged couple and our stomachs drop. We all say hello and head to the table and state, "Don't know about you two, but we were up all night and are beyond nervous, " in which they laughed and said, "Same here!"
[what was discussed, and information about the birth-parents isn't our story to tell, it would be our daughters... if we are selected]
The meeting, from our perspective, went great! We were able to see the sonogram pictures and showed the couple additional pictures of our family and friends, along with our home and our travels, and after about two hours of talking it was time to wrap it up. Barb told the couple that she would give both parties a few days to talk and see if the matches were right and then we'd go from there.
As we were leaving the restaurant, the birth-mother gave us a hug and stated that the meeting went better than she expected and that she would love to see us again. We walked out into the snow that was falling and headed home.
About thirty minutes into the 3 1/2 hour ride home, we received a call from Barb that said she thought the meeting went great and we should be hearing something from her shortly.
Let the waiting game begin!