Wednesday, April 15, 2009

1 Year Ago

At 7:15 in the morning I got a phone that would change our lives forever.  It was Pam from CCAI saying she had a file of a little girl who was looking for her mommy.  I started screaming and crying and people at work had no idea what was going on.  Pam said she would email the information along with a photo.  The second I got off the phone with her I called Big T and told him to get home and get home NOW!  He said that he got shivers and the hair on the back of his next stood up when he heard me say "We have a daughter!".  He called me when he got home and we opened the email at the same time.  Wow...just look at her!  We were both crying and laughing, talking over each other.  Good thing it was the second to my last day at work because I was useless!!  All I did was stare at this precious little girls picture.  The next few months flew by.  I started a new job, became a grandmother, and flew to China! 



God is so good!  He orchestrated this adoption from the little seed in my heart in 2005 to Big T saying yes, to the long wait, deciding on special needs, a new job, flying to China - everything!! 


"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."   Jeremiah 29:11

5 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

We are waiting for our TA and now with the swine flu, I don't know when we'll have our special day.

Your little girls photo is so cute,

I wanted to let you know that you won the red maryjanes on Sophia's auction. Let me know if you still want them, there is no obligation at all.

Natalie said...

What a beautiful little girl! God IS good. As this is my first time to your blog, I'm going to have to come back and read some more!!

Natalie

Lesa said...

Carla,

I happened to be going through all of our Junebug blogs to see how everyone is holding up. I am so happy for you! She is such a cute,sweet little girl!! If you don't mind emailing me I would love to know what her special needs were. She looks so healthy!!!

Congratulations on finally having your little girl.

We have been now waiting almost 3 years in June, and have been on the Special Needs list since December. We so want our little one.

Tell me, did she get to use any of the pal items I sent to you long ago?

Stay in touch!

Lesa

Jonni said...

Carla,

Wow! How can it already have been a year? Well actually over a year now. It feels like it was just yesterday. What a lucky mama you are to have that sweet angel as your daughter. Happy 1 year referral anniversary. I so hope we can get together when you come up in July. I would love to see you guys. :)

Love,
Jonni

Alyson & Ford said...

Congratulations!
Having our daughters is the best thing in the world!
Happy 4th!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for 9.5 Months!

 

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