Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tears from a Social Worker

I got a call from "Jen," our social worker, this morning.  She was just checking in to see how we are doing and give us some general info.  I found out it is time to send our care package - which means we are going sleep with Jae's teddy bear and blanket again tonight before mailing them tomorrow.  If Jae is not home by his first birthday we get to send another care package.  Jen also told me we can request 2 updates while we are waiting.  So in a month or two, we ask for pictures and his most recent doctor's visit report.  Is isn't much, but it will have to do.  Hopefully update #1 will come right around Christmas. 

The best part is after Jen and I got through the info session, she asked me how we were personally doing.  I told her good.  We are staying busy and still as excited as we were on Sept 13th when we first heard Jae's name.  I said it is so comforting to know Jae's out there.  He needs us and we need him....and then Jen got quiet...she was getting all misty on me!  :)  I love that she cares so much about us and Jae that she has an emotional tie to our situation.  Paul and I are so blessed to have such a great support network.

On a less emotional front - Randy Moss - Common down!  And let's go Twins!  Paul scored tickets to the game tonight...hence the early post.

Jae's Mom


  1. How wonderful!! Having such a great Social Worker really helps to make things so much more personal. I can't say enough how happy we are for you guys. It was truly meant to be that my girls came home so quickly and now so is Jae! I know you said that you guys were living vicariously through us, but God saw fit to bless us both both so we could go through it together. Emma and Eszie are really looking forward to meeting him. They keep saying how excited they are that so many people in their family are adopted (their Grandpa and Aunt Jane and Peggy and now their new cousin). We love you and keep us updated!
    Jeeny, Freddy, Emma and Esperanza

  2. That is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to people who feel they have been emotionally touched by your story. Keep on writin'!!
    And your less personal note- boo, yay, and, oh yea, boo (in that order).

  3. angela!! Way to go, this is super for you guys and I hope that everything gets speedy so that you can get Jae home!! have a great week Abby