Remember these signs that we used a little over 4 months ago to announce to everyone our big news? Well, today I just flipped them over to announce more EXCITING NEWS!!! Today, September 17, 2010, exactly 6 months to the day of Jody and I starting to pray together about God's will for us regarding adoption, we received this wonderful news...
Praise the Lord!! We are now officially on the AGCI Girl Waitlist at the #93 spot!! We are truly OVERJOYED!! Four months of paperwork has finally paid off! I can't even express how excited that I am to write these words!
And you know I've got a story about "the waitlist call"...
Well, I woke up this morning just continuing to pray that all our dossier documents would be accepted, and that we wouldn't have to make any revisions. So, I went to teach preschool today with my cell phone pretty much glued to my side! I did not want to miss the call from our case manager! I knew that she would be reviewing our dossier today! I was so excited...and a little nervous too!
At 11:05 this morning, my cell phone rang!! I ran to my desk and saw our case worker's name on the caller ID!! It was "THE CALL"!! I was shaking as I answered the phone! She was so sweet and went on and on about how she knew how hard we had worked on our dossier, etc. And then she said it, "Congratulations!! Everything looks great and your family is now on the WAITLIST!!"
I started crying tears of joy!! It was the most precious news!! She asked if it was a good time to explain the waitlist, but I had 10 three year olds very ready for "show and tell", so I asked if I could call her back at 11:45 when I left school. She said that would be fine, and I hung up the phone and just kept crying! I know my sweet preschoolers thought I was crazy! :)
So, I texted Jody to meet us for lunch because we had something to CELEBRATE!! I called her back as soon as I left school, and that is when she gave us our official number...93!!! That is a big number, but I still LOVE it!!
Our agency is saying right now to expect about a 12-18 month wait, so we have awhile before we will see our sweet Caroline Faith's face! But we will wait as long as it takes!! Caty and I met Jody for lunch to tell him all the great news, and I cried again as I told him the story! We also talked about how we are really going to try to make the most of this time of waiting! We pray that God will teach us, grow our faith, and use us for His glory during this sweet time!
"Your throne was established long ago; You are from all eternity...the Lord on high is mighty!" Psalm 93:2,4