Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shocked and Awed

At 10:30 on Monday morning, I received a casual email from our caseworker at our adoption agency.

"We have some medical records we would like you to take a look at - we have a child that we think might be a good match for you and Mark."
Ummm. What's that? Did you send this email to the wrong person?

My heart started racing.
This did not feel casual to me.

Mark came home.

We ambushed our pediatrician.
I'm so sorry. I know that you didn't know that you were our pediatrician, and I know that you haven't had lunch, and, no, we're not on the schedule, but could you take a look at some medical records for us?

She said the baby looked healthy.
Is this really happening?

And within five hours of that first email, we were staring at a picture of a precious baby boy.
Oh my word. He's beautiful.

OUR precious baby boy.

He's five months old and has not yet grown into his eyes.
They. are. huge.

We are so shocked,
and so, so in love.

I have one million questions about his life, his past, his family, his future. I have so much to learn and discover.

But oh my, oh my, oh my. We have our boy.
God is so good. All the time.


Jules said...

That's wonderful! :-) We are so excited for you! Can't wait to hear that he's safely home in your arms :-)

Jess said...

I am tearing up this is SO amazing!! Can't wait to hear more & see pictures of beautiful baby boy! Very excited for you :)

Alexis said...

Becky, I am SO excited for you. I can't wait to see him in your arms. Not too long ago at our church we prayed for the country of Ethiopia and I specifically prayed for the baby God had for you. I am so happy to hear that you will get to stare into those big eyes soon. :)

Nancy said...

Congratulations! That is GREAT news!

The Cutter Family said...

My heart is literally singing for you!! I got chills thinking of what that moment must have been like for you and Mark. I can't wait to meet him .. keep us posted on EVERYTHING! I'm so so excited for you! CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!!!

Shari Schwarz said...

Yeeeaaaaa!!!!! Congratuations! So excited for you guys on this new beginning. :)


Meme said...

Oh friend. I am rejoicing:-). Like really. Tears. My Becky's gonna be a mama and she has a picture of her boy!! I'm so sad I didn't give you my updated number and missed your call!!! I posted my new number on your facebook page so try again tomorrow! What's his name????

Dawn said...

Yay! YAY! You guys are gonna be amazing parents! So when do you go pick him up?:)

Drewski said...

Fabulous news guys. Stoked for you. Mark you did need more hockey fans. Becky's great in all, but we're talking 100% gain in fans... sweet - we will be praying for your safe trip and homecoming for baby.

Beth said...

Becky, that is so exciting! I have been praying for you and Mark a lot lately, knowing that this day would be coming soon. Keep us posted and can't wait to watch all of this unfold!

Sharon said...

Hope everything goes as quickly and smoothly as possible! That is my prayer for you.

cj said...

Incredible excited for you two! We will be praying for all the details to be worked out smoothly and quickly so you can have him with you soon. Can't wait to meet your son!

Brie said...

Yay!!! What fabulous news :) Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet little guy and follow along in the next stage of the journey of bringing your son HOME.

Rebecca said...

Congrats! He is so good!

Can't wait for you to be holding your baby boy in your arms.

Jamie said...

AHHHHHH... congratulations! I am so excited and happy for you! you have a son!

Zach said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see those huge eyes. :)

Niemitz said...

Huge Congrats!!!!
Please email me with his pic, care center #, and name....
SO I can take some pics and sweet video of him for you!!!!!!!
We leave on the 6th:)
SO happy for your family...and dont worry our little guy hadnt grown into his eyes at referral time either:;)

Kim Heesch said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! How exciting!!! I am shocked, but thrilled for you guys! You were right above us on the FBI list...can we be getting that close??? I can't wait to hear all about your sweet, big eyed boy :-)

Kirstin C said...

So excited for y'all! Congratulations!!!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Yay, huge congratulations! I cannot even imagine how excited you must be! Praying you get a court date soon and can go hold your sweet baby boy! Also praying we can be travel buddies -- kidding!--I think we have a bit longer to wait!

Mercy said...

Congrats on your referral..the pics say it all..the joy!!!

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