Monday, August 8, 2011
I will never forget August 8, 2008! We were spending the day together, going to an Army picnic and fishing tournament with Bill's work. I remember being late and almost getting a speeding ticket. I remember being really hot as we ate hotdogs & burgers. I remember the kids not catching much at the fishing tournament, and being kind of cranky about that.
Everyone was hot and tired, so we came home and decided to rest/nap. We had already made plans to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and order chinese food takeout from our favorite restaurant.
And then the phone rang... and I knew!
It was CCAI, calling to tell us there was a beautiful little girl, who needed a family. They asked if we would take a look at her file and get back to us as soon as possible. We knew our referral had to be getting close, but God was so good to let it be on that special day! My husband is very rarely home on a Friday afternoon at 3:00, but he was that day. As the world celebrated the beauty and awe of the opening ceremony, we celebrated the beauty and awe of our daughter!
For years I had dreamed of this child, prayed for her, and hoped! Now, I finally had a face, a person to put with all those dreams and prayers.
It's hard to believe it's only been 3 years - I can hardly remember a time before I knew this sweet face! We love you Michelle.