Tuesday afternoon, 1:47pm, my cell phone rings.
I don’t recognize the number, so I let it go to voicemail. About a minute later after hearing the message, I was ringing Callie at work as quickly as I could. She was busy but I couldn’t wait. “I need to speak to her NOW!” So her assistant found her in a flash and before you know it, I was returning the phone call to our county’s CPS offices.
A beautiful, 9 month old little girl! As if our lives couldn’t get any crazier (and richer at the same time)! How could we say no?! Well, we could have, but why? This baby, who has no fault in any of the shenanigans that her parents have put her through (domestic violence, mental health and drug abuse issues), needs a home full of love and a nurturing environment. We can totally do that! So we will! We went from a family of 2, to a family of 4 in less than 6 months. And in less than 4 months we will become a family of 6, if Mary and our new little addition, Laney, end up staying with us for a little longer.
Will it be overwhelming? Of COURSE it will! Will it be scary? Petrifying! Will we be on the verge of loosing our minds? Every damn day! Can we handle it? You bet your sweet ass we can! We’re super moms, and we have each other, and love, beautiful families and amazing friends. We have everything we need to know that we can do this and make a difference. A handful of people think we are crazy, and that’s fine, because well, maybe we are, but at the end of the day, we know what we are doing is right, no matter how crazy it is. Life just got a whole lot more interesting…