Friday, April 9, 2010

I found my HEART!

So I've been trying to right this post for days.  I sit down to write it and then get sidetracked looking at this little boy's picture.  So I shall try again.  Good Friday was an amazing day.  At 4:14pm I got the CALL.  My phone rang and it was my placement agency,  I had spoken with them earlier that day asking some random questions, so I KNEW, I just knew that it was the call.  I walked outside to be alone.  My worker said they have an appropriate referral.  OH MY GOD!!!! That was my response while literally jumping up and down!  It was happening.  I wasn't expecting it for months, months I tell you.  G-man is 3 years old.  He is very malnourished, as most children in Ethiopia are (especially those who have been placed for adoption).  But the worker says he seems to be healthy otherwise.  The call lasted for 1 minute 49 seconds.  The call that will change my life 1 minute 49 seconds.  I was at my brother's house.  I came back in the house, and there must have been this look on my face, because my sister-in-law asked what was wrong.  I screamed ( I believe, although honestly its kinda blur) I got a REFERRAL.  My sister was visiting, she came out and gave me a big hug, and says call your mother.  Mind blank. My mind was blank.  People say you get pregnancy brain, I am a full believer now in Referral brain.  That is what I had, referral brain.  So I get on a computer and pull up his picture.  Its about an inch and half big.  And he is beautiful.  Absolutely beautiful and in that moment I'm gone. 

So G-man is sitting on my computer looking at me with these big brown eyes.  He's amazing.  And tiny! 

I wish you could all see him and see how beautiful he is, but I am not allowed until he is legally mine. 

So now I've found my heart and he's waiting for me in Ethiopia!


Anonymous said...

So very exciting! Love that Ben and your little one are so close in age and can be great little buddies! Get ready for mommy brain. Two days after I accepted Ben's referral, I flushed my phone completely down the toilet!

Julie Tiemann said...

This brought tears to my eyes AND made me smile, all at the same time. :) So very happy for you, and can't wait to see G-man in the arms of his mommy!

Cindy said...

Huge Congratulations!

Eastiopians said...

I am new to your blog. Congratulations!!!!!! What a GREAT age!

DanielM said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you.