Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Its amazing how from that many miles away we felt bonded to our little girl. We had to drop off mail keys to a friend as Berrett had medicine arriving that week that had to be refrigerated. We received a few pictures through text of our beautiful little Maddi girl. We stopped long enough at Berrett's parents to show them pictures and headed out on the longest trip of our lives. We lived on power bars and bottled water. Only stopping for bathroom breaks when we gassed up.
We had problems with our car in Vegas. It overheated and we were afraid to drive it any further. We stood in tears in a casino trying to decide what to do. We were only 3 1/2 hours away from our baby but the temp was over 109 F, we rented a car. Begged the security at the casino to let us leave our car. Repacked the rental, let our expectant family know and headed out again. It took us a lot longer then anticipated. We hit construction, Dust storms and we arrived at 10 pm.
We were lost in a unfamiliar hospital for 20 to 30 minutes. They were not going to let us in because it was after visiting hours, but Berrett told them we were adopting a baby girl and we were not waiting till morning!! I am afraid he was not polite about it. We held our little Marie or Maddi as we call her at 10:30 pm.
Now it may seem that we had some bad luck on our way but I can only see the blessings. The mom's we tend for had back up plans available so they didn't miss work. We were not able to be at the birth of our daughter but we did hear her born. Our car broke down right next to a casino and a car rental place. We had generous friends and family that help provide the money for the car rental. We arrived safe and sound and our baby arrived safe and sound. Other Miracles happened but I will save those for another post.