It is so difficult to put into words the emotions of this day, so much so that I think it is why I have procrastinated so long to write about it. On Oct 23 there were 5 referrals given so we knew we were right at the top of this list for a referral, I have never felt so anxious in all my life, every time the phone would ring my heart would stop for a moment and then I could breath again after I saw the caller ID.
On Tuesday Nov 30 at 12:28 the phone rang and like always my heart raced and I raced to the phone, when I saw Children's Hope ( our agency ) on the caller ID I almost passed out and yet at the same time was thinking no, she is just checking in on us, this is the THE CALL. When I said hello, she asked if I had a few minutes she wanted to tell us about a baby girl, I started crying right away, I could not believe this was finally the day we had been praying for for the last 20 months. We got Nathan on the call as well, and we were told about a precious baby girl just 4 1/2 months old. She weighs 13lbs and is beautiful, I hung on every word and wanted to memorize every detail. She then emailed us a picture and more info, I had to keep the bedroom door shut till Nathan came home from work to keep myself from opening that email :-) the longest 30 minutes of my life. We got the boys ( they were wondering why mommy was crying ) and all gathered around the computer to open the email. Words cannot describe that moment seeing MY baby girl for the 1st time. She is beautiful, she has the roundest little face and big dark eyes that you get lost in, the most kissable cheeks. We are all smitten to say the least. I still walk by her picture and think wow, she is ours......We are so blessed that God has chosen us to be a part of this little girls' life. And now the waiting continues, all of our papers and info have been sent to Ethiopia to be translated and approved again and we will be given a court date. Please pray with us, that the date will come quickly and that everything will be processed the 1st time. I cannot wait to stand before that judge and tell him, YES! that we love her and will care for her always.
I wish you could all see my precious Adia, but we cannot post pictures until we pass court, but when we do, look out world :-)
Thank you for rejoicing with us and praising God for all that He has done and is yet to do.