Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Call

A week ago Monday it happened! The moment I've been waiting for.....the call.

It was 4:35, My house was crazy as usual. I had a couple of extra kids (really cute nieces) here, Michael was amazingly home ( he's gone so much during soccer season, I was sure he was going to miss the call and I've been working on conferencing cell phone calls, but he rarely an
swers when I call him and I didn't know if I'd have the patience to wait to hear about my daughter until he called back, anyway, no need to worry about that! He was home) and scrounging for food to eat before he left for his game in 20 minutes, I had literally just gotten off the phone with my sister, Megan, planning to meet her at the library to return my nieces and retrieve Caleb.

Well, the second I put the phone down it rang! I looked at the caller id and panicked. It was our agency, instead of answering I started screaming and
jumping and telling Michael "It's Christy!" To whic
h he said "So answer it." I honestly needed him to tell me that. I had completely lost control. Then when I did answer, I was a nut. I didn't scream in her ear, but I did cut off her pleasantries with...."Do you have info on our baby?!!?" When she said "Actually I do, is now a good time to talk?" I nearly passed out.

I was so nervous and excited that I couldn't operate the tv (I was trying to occupy the kids) seriously it was like my fingers were jelly. But finally after relocating the kids to the upstairs tv because I couldn't fix the issues in my state of mind, Michael and I sat together in a quiet living room and heard about our new daughter...her weight, height, age approximately, her medical info, where she was born, etc. After we aske
d all our questions Christy said she'd email the pictures over.

So we waited and waited and waited. Those were the longest 10 minutes of my life and I've been in labor 3x. We couldn't wait to see her...well we could because we did. Michael was incessantly flipping from my email inbox to his and I was jumping around the house, really I'm not usually a jumper, I don't know what was going on but I was jumping a lot.

Then the pictures came. She is so beautiful. Seriously, amazingly beautiful. We aren't allowed to post any pictures on-line of her until the adoption is final. We took a video of Michael and I seeing her for the first time. It's a really long video, wherein you will see me with the ugly-cry face and making some crazy sobbing noises and Michael says he looks like he has a nervous tick (all of the pictures were sideways so we had to turn our heads). Here it is, you were warned...

We then 'introduced' Nathan and Addie to her. They were smitten. I have vidoes I'll upload later. News
In both of our families travels quickly so Megan had already heard that 'the call' had come and she
brought Caleb home. He was so in love and very excited to introduce her to his cousins.

So Michael left (he was late for his game) and my sisters and their kids came to 'meet' baby girl, too!
Then all the sudden everyone was gone (including my kids who left with aunts) and I sat and stared
amazed at my precious girl.

Then off to my parents for more celebrating and technical help with the email download.

It was an amazing day. A week later and I'm still feeling it! I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders.
I know who my baby is and I know she is in a safe place. I'm so in love!


  1. Yeah! Congratulations! Thanks for letting us share in your sweet moment thru video. That is pretty funny about your husband's comments during the call. The only one we heard was the one about the tv and it cracked us up! I will definitely follow your blog in the days ahead. It's so nice to "meet" you!

  2. Yea!!! Such a sweet Call Story and sweet video... I am so happy for you two and your family!! I completely connected to your story about your hubby being a soccer coach b/c mine is too! He coaches for select for FC Dallas here in Texas, and between my work and his teaching/soccer schedule, I also has some of the same concerns with scheduling calls and how to get together to take THE Call. It all worked out beautifully for both of our referrals!! Yea, now let's get these sweet babies home! How old is she? Our little man is 4 and a half months old right now!

  3. Love it! That call was truly one of the high points of my life! And I totally relate to losing all capability of operating any sort of technology. I'm still amazed I was able to drive home. So happy for you. It's been so much fun getting to know you on this journey.

    P.S.--I always look for some sort of hidden meanings in the comment security codes--just a weird thing I do--anyway, the one below says "Priness" which I think must mean your baby girl is an absolute princess!

  4. So happy for you guys! I got goosebumps! CAN'T WAIT to see pics! :)

    Bethany Howard

  5. Love your post....made me laugh & cry! How amazing!!!!! Yeah!!!!! Can't wait to see you with her. I know you are all on Cloud 9!!! Oh yeah!!!!! Doing a happy dance now :)

  6. You guys are soo cute, like out of a movie :) Thank you so much for sharing such an intimate moment. I am juuuuuuust cryyyying! I can not wait to meet her face to face. I love her so much!! I am praying for you and Melia as you wait to meet one another.

  7. Congratulations! I can feel your excitement in this post! It's so amazing finding your child.. There's nothing else like that call. We took a waiting child referral so we never got 'the call' but the excitement was there when we got all the detials of our daughter from Christy! I wonder how she handles all of us! Lol. Can't wait to hear you have a court date. It would be great if you could travel before Christmas.