Thanks for all of the sweet messages! If I have learned anything in this process, its that I have the best friends and family in the world...and I mean that! I thank God every day for you guys!
We had another busy day at the hospital. Jordan and I actually got some sleep last night(with the help of meds) and then got up this morning to explore the presents that were awaiting us in our hallway. We are now fully stocked on all the essentials, and I still can't believe my family had a shower without me! I laugh every time I picture it. We got dressed and returned to the hospital around noon where we found T in a room with her Mom and a few friends. The maternity workers from the agency came later. We got to visit with them and hold and feed Rylin. We even got to meet the birthfather (D), for the first time. He was a little overwhelmed by the situation (and I don't think a room full of girls helped), but Jordan got a chance to have some guy time with him out in the hall. We can't begin to imagine what this is like for him, but we are excited to have the lines of communication open for the future. After a while, T's friends left along with the maternity workers, and we were able to share some time with she and Rylin. She is doing well, and is feeling good about her decision. She was open about being afraid of how she would feel to hold him and to see us with him, but said that it has actually been reassuring. We all marveled in how great this whole process has been, and how comfortable we are with one another. As my mom told me tonight, I know it is truly an answer to prayer. Jordan and I are overwhelmed every time we think about how many people are praying for us, and we know that this whole situation is so much bigger than ourselves.
Tomorrow we will go back to the hospital to prepare for T and Rylin to be discharged. T will take him to her house for the relinquishment ceremony and we will meet her there after signing some paperwork. Please continue to pray for us, especially Jordan as he is having to read a letter we wrote to T. We know that everyone will be a ball of emotions, but we are so excited we could burst!