Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Phone Call - Sentimental Sunday No. 41

The phone rings. It’s 9am; you answer it. It’s the phone call you’ve been waiting for; the one that you have prayed for. Your adoption social worker is on the other end of the phone and announces “We have a baby boy for you. When would you like to pick him up?” Numerous questions and a phone call to your husband later you decide to get him on March 2nd. That’s just two days away from now. And you DON’T HAVE ANYTHING IN THE HOUSE TO TAKE CARE OF A BABY! No diapers, no clothes, no crib, no formula… Nothing! You didn’t know a birth mother was considering you. You hadn’t a clue. And now the biggest day of your life is here!

It’s spectacular really! This was the scene in our home 15 years ago today. I received the BEST phone call ever. Two days (and lots of shopping) later - the most beautiful person in the world came into our lives.

So many have said to us that J.J. is lucky, but we don’t look at it that way. We’re the lucky ones. We’re lucky and thankful that his birth mother chose us to be his parents. What a difficult and heart wrenching decision that must have been for her. We bless her and thank her for that decision. And we thank God for seeing that the three of us were “meant to be”. We are a perfectly matched family!

We have a saying between the three of us... "Together ~ Forever"! And, we will be!


Columbo said...

What an awesome memory. I still remember putting together the crib. We will celebrate again this year by going out for a nice dinner on March 2nd, our special day we got John (JJ).

5Youngers said...

What a wonderful day that must have been. You are all so blessed to have each other. I love his baby picture with all that hair.

scott and vikki said...

what a great story :) you all are very blessed

Kim said...

I think I'd say that ALL of you are lucky!! I love special, monumental moments ~ thanks for sharing one of your most precious recollections!

Patty said...

Congratulations. Time does speed by, doesn't it.

laura said...

LOVE his hair!!
You guys are an awesome family!

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