Friday, March 5, 2010

REFERRAL!!!!!

We have been (im)patiently waiting for our referral for weeks!!! We knew that we were probably number one for a boy, so we kept our phones on us at all times.
I thought I knew exactly how AGCI made their referral calls:) I figured that the very first thing they (they, meaning our case managers) did when they got to work, was to see if Almaz had sent any referrals to the office. If she did that was the VERY FIRST THING they would take care of. So, everyday for the past few weeks, I would get REALLY REALLY excited at about the time that AGCI would open......and be excited for the next two(ish) hours. Then my excitement would leave and I would be bummed out. This happened EVERYDAY!
On Thursday, March 4th, it was the same as all the other days. My two hour "time of excitement" came and left. I said to Mike..."well, today is over for a referral" :( I did my normal computer check to see if any other referrals had gone out. I wasn't feeling very well, so I told Mike that I was going to lay down for a little bit. He left to pick up our daughter from school.....came home and gave our two big kiddos a snack in the kitchen.......then my cell phone rang.............it was "BABY LOVE"
Mike ran up the stairs in a hurry (I thought something was wrong) and said "Michelle!! It's BABY LOVE!!!!!" I then started freaking out!!!!! I calmed myself down and said...."it could just be our number call......it is pretty late in the day." So I called our CM back right away......hoping it was more than our number call!!!! She answered right away. I told her I had just missed her call and was wondering if I was getting my numbers.......she said "Yes, you did miss my call. But I have some good news!!!!" I got really excited and went down to the kitchen with the rest of the family (except for our youngest who was still napping). I put our CM on speaker phone so the whole family could hear about our newest member of the family!! It was so wonderful......everybody got to hear "BABY LOVE" (but our youngest....we did get her up right away) and we were all home. Our CM told us that she was going to email us his information and pictures and as soon as we had a chance we should call her back and she would go through all of the info. with us. So we hung up with her and I called my friend/neighbor to come over to take pictures of us seeing his sweet face for the first time!!! It was so much FUN! The kiddos are so excited!!!

Our three kiddos ready to see their new brother!
The family instantly in love!
Our oldest daughter super excited!!!!!

Mom and Dad loving their baby!


Proud Dad looking at his son!
I didn't think AGCI could surprise us this time around. We were waiting for our call everyday! I can't believe how blown away I was to get THE CALL when we did!! It was so perfect! I love that our whole family was together! What a special day!
Now we pray for a court date to come soon and so we pass the first time!!
We waited 5 months 3 weeks and 2 days for our referral!
PSALM 126:3
THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR US, AND WE ARE FILLED WITH JOY!



30 comments:

Amy said...

I love call stories! So happy that your call finally came. It seems like this was a very big week for AGCI! Hopefully things keep moving :)

titushome said...

I have been praying for you guys and this precious little one for weeks! So excited to hear you finally got THE CALL! We will pray that everything goes smoothly and you will soon have him in your arms!

:)

Sarah

"Indescribable" said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to see your baby's face!

Shannon said...

Congrats! I just got the AGCI update and saw that there were boy referrals and I had to check you blog! So excited for you and praying for a very smooth court process. God Bless...Shannon (we adopted Same time as your last adoption :)

Jenny said...

i'm so happy you were all home! i've been waiting for this post since i read about your referral... i LOVE these stories!!! i'm so excited for you guys!

missy said...

what joy! so happy for your family and your new "baby love".

G said...

Oh, AWESOME! Love your story! :)

Cristie said...

I had a friend who told me that things would never happen the way I was expecting them to and she was right! Sounds like it is true for all of us! We get ideas in our head and then God shows us that He will make those decisions! I love the photos of the families first reactions--great job recording the moment! Congrats! For me, the time after the referral has been much easier than the time before!
Cristie
www.contagiouscristie.blogspot.com

Tif said...

Yay!! What a beautiful story! I'm so happy for your family! I'm wondering if we will be traveling together since our referrals are so close together. :-)

Nicole Anderson said...

What a wonderful referral story!! Congratulations on the new member of our family!!

annieglan said...

Congratulations!

JonesEthiopia said...

Both our referral calls were in the afternoon like around 3pm...

I'm just SOOOOO happy for you! This is just so exciting. :)

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

SOOO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob and Cheri said...

Congratulations! Praying that he is home in your arms very soon!

Cheri
bringinglovehome.com

Theresa said...

AWESOME! Congratulation to you and your family. We couldn't be happier for you. What great story!

crispy said...

Soooooooo happy for you guys. Praying all the details continue to go smoothly.

Cris

3 Blessings said...

Congrats! I love your story. It is so special that you were all together.
Blessings,
Amy

MamaMimi said...

Awww...great story! Congrats again!

Shannon said...

I love it! Congratulations!!

Kristi J said...

yayyyyyyyyy, so excited...what will your age difference be between #s 3 and 4?? kristi

Melanie Strobel said...

What wonderful news! A little boy to add to your precious family. I love how your photos tell the story of your big call. Enjoy every moment of the excitement! Praying for all your details to run smoothly.

The Roberts Family said...

Soooooooo thrilled for you guys!!!! praying that you'll get a court date and smooth process through very soon. blessings!, Shelly

Melanie Strobel said...

We love the One Family shirts. Where did you get them? Soooo cute!

Melanie Strobel said...

We love the One Family shirts. Where did you get them? Soooo cute!

Angie Walter said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 PRAISE GOD! I have been thinking about you guys!!! yeah!!!! I hope to get to check on your little man when we go...hopefully in early April!

brenda said...

So excited for you guys!! We too are waiting referral of 1 boy or sibling set of at least 1 boy ages 0 to 84 months. . .officially waiting 6 1/2 months since Aug 17. . . .

milreb said...

Congratulations!! Your family photos are absolute GEMS. I love the expressions on each person's face!

the andersens said...

Congrats on your little boy!!! How exciting to add #4 to your beautiful family!!

Darcee Sanders said...

Wowie! What a GREAT day!! As we are embarking on an adoption journey as well... it is soooo neat to see other people's BLOGS and know that the process keeps getting better and better!!! We will be praying for your family!! YAHOOO! :)

rushclan said...

I can believe I still tear up at these every time! Congrats on your new baby!