Sunday, February 22, 2009

This Time Last Year...

We were receiving our referral from our agency. I posted this:

We got a REFERRAL!!!!! Friday started out like any other day. I emailed our coordinator in the morning and a few minutes later we got the 'nothing new' email that I dread getting. I had put the adoption out of my mind (as if that's possible) and was working hard when the receptionist at work started buzzing my office looking for me. Thank goodness she kept on looking for me because I was in the backroom. When she told me I had a phone call from CHI I just assumed another document was needed. We went through our normal pleasantrys and then she says "I have some news for you," and that was it. I was bouncing in my chair and squeaking and some of the ladies I work with ran in and all I could do was shake my head "YES" and they knew. It was an amazing feeling. I had to call Troy who was driving home from work and he was so excited I was worried he would run off the road. I called my mom and Troy called his and then his mom called me and it was wonderful.We spent the weekend shopping and cleaning out his bedroom, sorting thorugh all the clothes my sister in law has passed to us (thank you!) and looking at bedding and just anything we could put our hands on we looked at!! We should hear travel dates tomorrow or Wednesday!! I can't go wait to meet our little man. My hands are still shaking and I can't get anything done and I'm all over the place, but you know what? I think I'm allowed!!God is so good!

I still can't believe we were looking at his picture, telling our family and getting ready for the trip(s) of a lifetime one year ago. My how time flies!!

In other news Daniel and I went to his Valentine party at school and had a great time. He made a showbox and it was filled full of cards and candy. He also made me a heart flower arrngement and a flower pot with candy in it. He was so sweet when the teachers helped him give them to me. I couldn't help but take a photo!!

11 comments:

Joy said...

I think it is so precious that when they make projects like that.
How sweet.
Joy

Jane said...

Isn't it fun to reminisce about those special times? Sometimes it feels like yesterday and then others it feels like a lifetime ago.

I too love all (well most!) of the sweet projects they bring home.

Roger and Joanne said...

Time does seem like it flies, huh? Although it's standing a bit still for me now...but then again I look back at how long ago we started this process and I can't believe it was that many months ago...
I remember reading your blog when you were heading over to Russia...wow...I'm so happy for how things have worked out for you.

Mary & Michael said...

I cannot believe it was a year ago already. I remember being so excited for you and Troy. Time does fly, doesn't it? I love your new photo header, really cute.

Dede said...

It's amazing how fast the past year has gone. I love the Valentine gifts.

Carey and Norman said...

It is hard to believe it has been a year since you received your referral. I remember the anticipation and waiting like it was yesterday. It has been such a great year and I'm so thankful that so many of us are now home with our children.

Hope you are doing well!!

Craig and Phyllis said...

I remember reading all of your posts when we started with CHI. I think you were one of the first few families we started following. I can't believe it has been a year for you. Believe me when I say that the rest of the years will go by just as fast. It seems like yesterday that my 22 year old and 19 year old were just babies!

Kim said...

Aww what a sweet story. I can't wait to get that same phone call! :)

Teresa said...

This year must have been a whirlwind for you guys!! I love reading these stories of when families get "the call"! That must have been extra shocking after getting the "nothing new" email!

Kristine and John said...

Can't believe its been a year! Amazing what can happen in a year's time!!

Love the artwork...too cute.

Tony and Dawn said...

Wow, time flies doesn't it! I hope things are going well with the family. Your son looks more and more like the two of you with each new picture! God Bless -