Hi, this is Pam with CCAI with the waiting child program. I'm going to try to reach you on your cell phone....Second message (caught when answering machine picked up just before Baba got to the phone):
Mama: Hi (kinda misty)At 6:23 pm on Novemer 29, 2007, my cell phone rang and in an instant our lives were changed as we were connected with this sweet little boy. Baba was the first to open that blessed email with Micah's file. This is the face he saw:
Baba: Hi (rushed and out of breath)
Mama: Hi. Are you ready to be a daddy?
Baba: Uh, what's happening?
Mama: Ha ha. You're a daddy. (sob)
Baba: What are you talking about honey?
Mama: We have a son.
Baba: How do you know that?
Mama: My cell phone rang and it was CCAI and...
Baba: Are you serious?
Mama: I'm so excited. His name is Wei Jian Tong. He was born August 27 of 2005.
Baba: Is this Karen?
Today I can barely remember a time when I didn't know our Micah. Memory is sweet that way.
To all those parents waiting to be matched with your child, my heart goes out to you. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that once you've met that child, the wait melts into misty memory.