Thursday, September 20, 2012

REFERRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

My hands are shaking a little as I type this post because I am thrilled beyond belief!  This past Monday morning at 8:57 am, we got…

THE CALL!!!!

I was at Mother’s Morning Out when my phone rang.  I looked at it and saw the name of our social worker that did our homestudy, Marcus.  He has since moved away and no longer works for our agency.  I was a little confused.  I was unable to answer because we had several crying children in our room, but I quickly checked the voicemail when I realized there was one, and it was Victoria, the social worker that took Marcus’ place at New Beginnings (and that now had his old phone!)  She said in the voicemail, “Hi, Meredith.  This is Victoria. I have some good news for you this morning.  Please call me back!”  At this point, I started shaking because I realized that this was THE CALL!  I told my co-worker, and she said, “GO, GO, GO!  Go call her back RIGHT now!”  So, I did!  Before I called her back, I took a minute just to be still and take in what was about to happen, because I knew I wanted to be in the moment and remember it!  I called her back and she told me that she had a baby she wanted to tell me about.  I immediately teared up thinking in that moment about God’s faithfulness during this entire process!  She went on to tell me that they had a baby BOY that was born June 8th!!  My first thought was, “a BOY!!”!! What will we do with a boy???  She gave me all the information they had on him and told me we had a week to decide if we wanted to say yes or no.  She also told me she would email me the information she had as well as a picture of him!  As soon as we hung up, I raced up to our church office and asked the secretary if I could check my email.  As I clicked on the attachment of the picture to open, I thought my heart would beat out of my chest.  This was it….I was going to see my SON for the first time.  When the picture finally opened, I laid eyes on the most precious baby boy I have ever seen!  It was such a surreal moment that I will never forget.  I quickly printed the picture off and headed downstairs to tell my co-worker that I had to leave and go to Michael’s office to tell him. I just couldn’t tell him over the phone.  When I walked into his work, I think I made him nervous because he was wondering if something was wrong.  I told him to come in his office for a minute.  When he got in there, I said, “I have something to show you.”  I pulled the picture out of my purse, and I saw understanding come on to his face, and he said, “A boy!”  Of course, it was a very quick visit, and we hugged and said we would talk about it later that night!

Later that morning, I told the girls, and they were both just so excited. Selah has literally carried around his picture since Monday at lunch.  It is the sweetest thing!  They are so excited to be getting a baby brother!!!!!!!!!!

I literally walked around in a fog all day Monday and called so many friends and family to share the good news!  We are just beyond excited and can’t wait to get that sweet baby boy in our arms.  We will travel to bring him home hopefully within the next 4 to 6 months!  We do not have a name picked out yet, so we are working on that! 

Our next step is another big fundraiser!  We still have a good bit of money to raise, but I firmly believe that the Lord will provide.  I am just beyond thankful for this news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Amanda said...

YAY!!! What gret news! Congratulations!!!

Meaghan said...

Yippee! The post we've all been waiting for! So, so happy for y'all!!! Praying him home! :)

Matt and Mandi said...

This explains why you haven't responded to my e-mail or text about a weekend in October. Think you've been a little "distracted" this week.

What wonderful, wonderful news...so happy for you, Michael, and the girls!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Katie Anderson said...

I had no idea. I am literally crying. This is absolutely wonderful!!! I can't WAIT to meet him!!! CONGRATS!!!!

4 Blessings said...

Congratulations! So happy for your family.
Hugs,
Amy

The Vaughns said...

Congratulations!!! A little blue paint along with dirt, trucks, and trains will look perfect in your new house!

Rachel said...

Meredith!!! I am so excited for your family, and that it's a BOY!!!!!!!!!! This is such a beautiful blog, and so glad you shared with us. I'll be praying for you and your family and this precious baby boy!! What a BLESSING!!!!! Love you!!!!

The Hensons said...

congratulations! so excited for y'all!

Alison said...

YAY!!! Love reading more of the details about your precious baby BOY!!! So excited for ya'll!!!

Blessed Mama said...

CONGRATULATIONS! This is awesome news. I'm a little biased...but Taiwanese boys are the cutest babies ;-)

Much love,
Angela (Blessed Mama from over at Expecting a Blessing Blog)

Katie said...

I'm a little behind, but what wonderful news! Congratulations!!!! So excited for you all!!!!