Monday, October 15, 2007

Making the Right Move...

I think the earth just tilted on its axis, folks. Either that or there is a gas leak in my husband's office and he's talking out of his head.

Eight years ago, my husband made a not-so-wise decision in my opinion. He passed up an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii with me for a football game. As a rabid University of Alabama football fan, he decided that "seeing Tennessee play Alabama in our home stadium for the first time in history" was more important than accompanying me on this tour designed for meeting planners and their guests.

Lemme tell ya, I have never let that one go. There are plenty of things I have let go through the years but that isn't one of them. (By the way, I took my Dad and we had a grand time)

So, fast forward to 2007. We have a new coach at Alabama. Our season is full of promise. There is an electricity in that stadium that we haven't had in a long time and this weekend is one of our biggest games to date... Alabama vs. Tennessee. Now, if you're not a sports fan, I'm sure I've lost you by now. But hold tight...I'm getting to the point. Promise.

As many of you know, we're trying our best to adopt and have been for the past year. We have recently discovered that we need a certain class in order to adopt through the state of Georgia. And guess when the class begins? Yep. This Saturday. All day. hubby called a few minutes ago and said he suggested we need to forego our trip to the game in lieu of attending this class. Since the next time we could get in would be February, he's offering to skip the game in order to attend (if they have room for us).

What? What did he just say?

I hope this isn't coming across as sarcastic...because I am genuinely surprised at his decision. Sure we enjoy going to the games but this is a chance to add to our family. This is for our son who spends time kicking around pine cones in the yard with his head hung low because he wants so desperately to have a brother or sister to play with.

There are just some decisions that are no-brainers in life.

This is one of them.


Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Too bad they aren't holding the class in Hawaii. Hee hee, just kidding! I'm glad he made that decision - on his own - I bet it's very affirming and I bet your love for him dialed up a little as a result, too.

Nicki said...

Sounds like he's evolved a little. Maybe a little growing up?:) I'm sure you are both happy he made this decision.

Angela said...

I'm so excited for you. That must have been a HUGE shock, esp considering the Hawaii decision. Wow. Congrats though!

Girl Gone Wild said...

Dang! That's serious dedication...good for ya'll! I sure hope it's a good class!

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Debbie said...

You could've taken me to Hawaii 8 years ago, but noooooo! ;-)

Hope the class is good and that Operation Brother/Sister kicks into high gear.

Cindy said...

You go, Keith! Good choice!!!

Anonymous said...

One wise decision = 2 good hubby points.

10 good hubby points = choice of boat or unnamed tailgating item

Total good hubby points earned to date: 2

At this rate, I'll earn my 10 points somewhere in the latter part of the 21st century!!!


Anonymous said...

WOW! He even made me scheudle my WEDDING around that game! LOL! Seriously, that is wonderful! I know that look of Daniel's...I see it with Alden too...just heartbreaking!
I know a VERY BLESSED little boy or girl will come into your lives soon...I just know it!
Love you...Denny

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

We know it's something we have to do...but, bless his heart, he called me as he was posting the tickets online and said "tell me to hit enter...all I have to do is hit enter." LOL It is hard when you're not sure if the class will even lead to anything. But, it's the first step and it's the one we feel like we're supposed to be taking. So, we'll just have to wait and see!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Good for him! Maybe you'll have a good instructor and y'all can listen to or watch the game during breaks!