On March 2, 2009 I opened my email after a long conversation with my amazing adoption coordinator to this face:
and my heart melted.
(Now I must be honest and say there was another little face in that email as well and I struggled with the was I suppose to adopt two and not just one. Common sense, some friendly conversations and a long heart to heart with God told me that one was enough...for now.)
I was in love. I was in shock. You see in January when I first signed on with IAG to adopt I was sent a waiting child's list, just to get an idea of what it looked like and so on. And this face, caught my attention:
At that time I figured he would never still be waiting when it came time for me to be ready. (Okay that was after I thought in my head, that he had a grumpy old man look!) But he was still waiting and I sit today knowing that he was waiting for me.
Four days later I sat at lunch with my awesome friend Shevaun and did this:
signed the paperwork officially accepting the referral for him.
It is hard to believe it has been 2 years since I laid eyes on him as my child in waiting for me. Those eyes still melt my heart and he does still occasionally get that furrowed, grumpy brow look, but he is mine and I am his.
Here he is two years later dancing, happy and sharing an afternoon with a family that met him when he was in Ethiopia, waiting on me to find him that January 2009!
I Love you little man and am so proud to be your mom. You have blessed my life.