Friday, July 31, 2009

What went down that day

Started out being a normal day. I did a couple massages in the morning and then took J and my niece and nephew down to the lake for swimming lessons. I was planning on helping my mom do some packing out at the farm, all of which has been my typical summer day. Before I headed out to the farm I actually phoned my social worker to give her my mom's phone number, just for the future since I am out there quite frequently packing. We had a good chat and I told her that I thought we were getting closer to being at the top "pile" and was hoping that next batch of referrals we would maybe get our referral. She ended the phone conversation with "talk to you later," and I replied "hopefully sooner than later!" We both laughed and hung up. On with the rest of the day.

Adam needed some help unloading a semi load of fertilizer, and so I did the farm wife thing and started to help him do that. While we were unloading, which is incredibly LOUD, Adam felt his cell phone vibrate, but couldn't get to it in time. He looked at the number and I could tell on his face he was trying to figure out whose number it was. I asked and he said...***-****. "WHAT...***-**** is our social workers number. My heart rate was getting rapid, but thought, well she is probably just going to tell me she lost the piece of paper with my mom's number or something. I went to our truck for some silence and looked at my cell phone which is where is usually is, on the passenger side. 1 missed call. And the number was the same! Certainly she wouldn't try both our cell's, unless is was important! Adam told me to get his attention if it was the call, but otherwise he wanted to keep unloading if it was just a normal call from her.

I called the number. Voice mail. I called again. Voice mail. See my hubby is so practical, he was getting work done as I was calling over and over! Finally I got her on the phone. She said, "I can't believe it, but I just got your referral email." Total shock. "Its for a 3 month old little girl."
I then begin HONKING and HONKING my horn to get Adam's attention. Nothing. The noise of the auger was overpowering my honking. I then begin waving my free arm out the window to try to get his attention. Nada. Nothing. He is making sure the bin doesn't overflow. FINALLY he catches my motions and comes over and gets in the truck. Meanwhile my mom comes flying into the bin yard and tells us our adoption worker is trying to track us down. She could tell by my face that's who I was on the phone with. She drives away to give us some time, and I was literally shaking, and...yes crying. I couldn't believe it. A 3 month old. I was always thinking around 1 year old or so. But such a little baby.

Our SW told us to go check out the paper work and picture and to get back to her. Before hanging up she says "I never imagined I'd be calling you this soon!" Adam got out of the truck to go turn the semi and tractor off he let out a HUGE HOLLER of excitement! Then off to the house! That was the fastest I think I had ever driven between farms!(which is only 1/2 a mile!) We went down to the computer and opened the email with tons of paperwork, and at the bottom we finally saw her face for the first time. She is a doll. We knew right away she was who was suppose to be in our family as our 2nd daughter.

So that's it in a nutshell. We showed my mom her picture, phoned Adam's dad, who passed along the great news to mom. We then called my sister, where J was at for the day. We told Jayden we found out who her baby sister is and her African name in Chaltu. She was excited and passed the news to my sister who immediately got on the phone with excitement! Also gave a few shout out to my other sister and sister&brother in laws. Then had to call my life line friend Sarah, but she wasn't home.....boooo. So I text her to call me ASAP, asap! Within minutes she called and I was able to share the great news.

I called Rana, and she picked up and says "I'm just in our meeting, can I call you back." "Totally, but we got our referral!!!!" "WHAT...no way..I'll call when we are done!!!!! CRAZY" (or something along that lines, I really was in a no focus zone!) She called back later and we were so excited, 1 day apart referrals. Our babies are buddies in the CAFAC home. And if I can just put a plug in for them.....he is sooooooo precious!

Phhewf. That was an emotional day. Like I said in the earlier post we were so caught off guard that we haven't a name picked out yet, but stay tuned...soon and very soon I will post her name. Those who know me well, know I'm not the most organized person in the best of times, so I figure I was off on the DTC(dossier date to country) date by a couple weeks. This is why I was certain we would be in the next batch of referrals. I knew we were getting up there, to the top of the pile, what a nice surprise. Nice surprise....shall I say AMAZING surprise! Funny thing is when I was pregnant the Dr's had my due date for Nov 11, but on Oct 30th they measured her by ultrasound and said..."ohh she is measuring at 11lbs...you need to be induced TODAY!" So we got a early surprise for both our daughters!

Long post I know, but what an awesome day. Calls for a double again!

CHEERS, CHEERS.......

28 comments:

Calmil2 said...

Yippee!!!! Congratulations :)

emily and mike said...

Great story!!! I'm so thrilled for you guys. Congratulations again and again!!!!!!!!!!!

darci said...

that is SO great! excit4ed and happy foryou and can't wait to see her sweet little face. !!

DEBBIE said...

Congratulations on the great news....how exciting for you and your family.
cheers
Debbie

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

Funny about the auger noise! Ha, farmers!

So hope you and Rana can travel together :)

lyndsey&kevin said...

YAY thanks for sharing. What a GREAT day!!! I hope your court date comes fast and she is in your arms very soon. YAY

Lyndsey

Rana and Yvan said...

Oh I love that story!

I am all teary eyed now.....thanks for calling me so quickly and letting us be a part of your special day :D

Love,

Rana

Ara said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your blog through Mckmama's blog, and she said you were from Canada, and read your blog and saw that you are from Sask, so am I. What a small world.

Anyways, congrats on the referal!! That's so awesome!!

Claire said...

What an awesome story! I am thrilled for you!

Cxx

Anonymous said...

I just linked up to your blog from McMama and see that you are from Saskatchewan too! I also see that you mention Clearwater lake. Is that Clearwater by Kyle perhaps?? Where do you live? I'm in Saskatoon.
Congrats on the referral!!! I will most definitely be staying tuned!!

Gogi said...

I too found your blog from following McMama and Stellan.
I've never met them either but have been in prayer for that beautiful baby.
I loved the excitement of your post about soon having a second daughter.
In terms of a puppy... I highly recommend a labrador retriever (or mix)Wonderful with children and so intelligent. Just take time to train her well. Very important when they are still small.

Anonymous said...

Congrats... I was referred here by MckMama. Our town's Dr. has adopted 2 babies from China!! SO HAPPY for your family. Gods Blessings!

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

she's coming!

beats

Mom 4 Kids said...

Hi there, linked to you from McMama. Your families news is soooooo cool! Congrats from Florida!

Cola said...

Sent by MckMama.....congratulations....God sends us his love in extraordinary ways.....

Cathy said...

I am here from Stellan's site. I am the mommy to 6 adopted children. Wanted to say congratulations. 3 months old, wow! Will be praying for a sweet smooth journey to your Angel.

Meg said...

swinging by from the MCK blog!

Congrats on your new family member! Lord willing she will be in your arms quickly!

Jessica said...

Just coming over from MckMama's blog to say congratulations. The referral for your baby girl is amazing, and truly a blessing.

Jenny said...

Wow! I am so excited for you. I got goosebumps reading your story! Good luck with everything and enjoy your new little one.

Tanya Baxter said...

Congrats guys!!!!So thrilled it's finally happening for you!!

Stephanie said...

Great story!! So, sooo happy for you!

Steph :-)

Kelli said...

I just learned about your blog from visiting MckMamma's for the first time in a long time. Congratulations on your referral. My husband and I are about 480 days into our adoption. Twins from Ethiopia. My heart goes out to you and I pray you will bring her home soon!

Lani - the flowerlady said...

okay, just as excited reading this as when you called. Little wetness around the eyes. Did you announce it on Sunday morning? Did the whole church WHOOP for ya? I hope so! Blessings to all of you. Love you so much! Priveleged to walk this with you!

Amber said...

What a great story!! Congrats to you guys:)

Tanya Duerksen said...

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. We have journeyed with other friends as they have adopted and I find it very emotional and so beautiful when God places someone in there home. Congratulations, and I love the name. Perfect!

Kristin Hickman said...

Wow, how amazing! So excited for you and your family. Great story, we are Sask farmers too! Hope that you get a court date soon!

Barb said...

Hey, been on holidays - just catching up!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is soooooooooo awesome.
Barb

Carolyn Cormier said...

Hello Lawson Family,
How wonderful to read your blog! My husband and I are with Imagine and hoping to adopt a child 2- 4 years of age. Mind if I follow along and watch your family grow? By the way I boticed you mentioned...2 massages in the morning. I aslo am a registered Massage Therapist. Carolyn Cormier

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