Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I was sitting at work today, just having come back from a meeting. I was on the phone with a co-worker when my work phone rang. I saw it was a number I did not recognize. Then, as I was still talking with her, my cell phone rang. It was the same number. Thinking it strange that someone would have my new cell phone number, it had to be someone that I knew, so I answered it. It was our agency. They had a referral for us!
I started shaking and crying immediately! She told me she was a 14 month old little girl and that she was very cute. She was forwarding me the referral information. I called Tim (who I could not reach right away) and left him a message. Then I waited.....and waited.... and waited....
Finally, the e-mail came thru! In the meantime I had talked to Tim and told him. He had to meet with his boss so he said it was fine if I opened it and sent it to him. I opened it and immediately knew I was staring at the face of my daughter. She is beautiful. She is tiny, but she is beautiful! We only have one small picture of her, but one is enough... for now!
She was born April 16th, 2009... so she is almost 14 months old. We don't know yet the details of when we will be able to get a court date or when we will be able to go and get her, or truthfully even how that whole process will work. We are just SO thankful and so happy!
I am so in LOVE with GOD for giving me the daughter he promised me. I KNEW our Sara Joy was in Ethiopia. He told me! The road was long and it was not easy - but we are one step closer to our daughter. I have not always demonstrated patience in this process - but I have always said "My feet are firmly planted in Ethiopia unless the doors close to adoption because God sent us here!" And so he did!
I am a mom to THREE!!!!
I thought I would be anxious when we finally got our referral... but I'm not. God will get us there and God will bring her home. In HIS time! I pray that it is soon, so I can love on my sweet little girl - but until then she is in God's hands. He will deliver her to us!
I wish I had more than this one, tiny little picture of her. She is so tiny in it. I'm hoping we will be able to get more pictures of her. But for now, one is enough.
Thank you God for our newest little girl! I pray you keep her safe until we can bring her home! Hold tight Sara Joy - your mom is coming!
Thankful to God who gave her to us,