Monday, January 19, 2009

Two years ago today....

.....we got "the call". It was a Friday morning and I was at work. The phone rang late morning, and they had NO caller ID. It was a complete shock! Denise from CCAI was on the phone, and said she had a "little peanut" whose file they wanted us to look at. She was 11 months old and on the special needs list. I was shaking and in tears!! "OF COUSE!" I shouted at her. (Keep in mind we had NO IDEA this was coming........we were in the "regular" program and had submitted a MC list, but were told the chances of receiving a match for a YOUNG child from the SN list was probably not possible . Also, we had only been "Logged In" for 3 MONTHS. Yes, that's right, 3 MONTHS! Like I said, complete shock!) When I finally was able to open her pictures, (thanks T!) I was in love! Now it was time to find my husband. Would you believe he was NO WHERE to be found?!? I think I called his work and cell phone at LEAST 30 times. His mother was actually the first to hear about her and now SHE was in charge of tracking him down! After finally talking with Mark we agreed to go ahead and accept her referral. (I am wondering now if that was the quickest Denise has ever had a return phone call!) We called all of our family and friends, and gathered that night at Dave & Busters to celebrate. I remember staying up until 3:30am just staring at her pictures! These were our first glimpses of Cen Li Kun, now our precious daughter Lucy!

16 comments:

Alaina said...

What a blessing! Lucy is beautiful!

Kelly said...

awww, how precious is she.
With the exception of her hair, she looks exactly the same. :)

trina said...

Awww...I bet you melted when you saw her. She's so precious. You are beautiful, Lucy!
trina

Kristi said...

Happy "referal-aversary!"

Rach@In His Hands said...

What a special day! Lucy is so precious.....what a blessing!
~Rachel

Sharie said...

I can't read a single one of these remembrances without tears in my eyes. Congratulations!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- she was such a beautiful little baby!! How sweet!

Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a precious blessing she is!!

Happy referral day:)

Lisa

Gail said...

Look at what a cutie she is! Just precious. This post made me smile and remember our referral days like they were yesterday.

Amy said...

Oh my!! Her referral pictures are adorable!!! And she is even more adorable today!!!

Lynn said...

Oh my how cute!!

Kim K. said...

What a beautiful story and those pictures just melt my heart. I love hearing and reading other people's stories. What a blessing.

Kelly said...

That is so sweet!! If I had seen those pictures for the first time, I would have been in tears!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Lucy was so petite. What a little cutie!!

Jonni said...

What a princess Lucy is and happy 2 year annversary of "the call". She is such a blessing and how terrific that you guys only had 3 months. I believe she was meant to be yours and that just shows you what can happen when it's meant to be.

Hugs,
Jonni

Natalie said...

I just "found" your blog. Your daughter is gorgeous! Such a little Madam!

We also adopted an older baby. Hannah was nearly 10 months when we adopted her.

Will definitely be back - I love your story!