Monday, July 10, 2006


First and foremost, congratulations to Nicki and her family on the referral of her BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT baby girl. Nicki and I are on almost exactly the same path and it was so exciting to me when she got her referral that I could barely stand it. I cried and cried because I was so happy for her. She had waited LONG ENOUGH! I am really really hoping that we get ours very soon so that we can hopefully travel together. I would have posted my congratulations already, but I was having some computer issues this weekend.

What else does it mean now that Nicki got her referral??? WE ARE #1 IN LINE!! YIPPPPEEEEE!!! So, I have officially started thinking of Lucy from the first moment that I wake up until I finally fall asleep at night. I have always thought of her a lot, but now I am totally consumed by the thought of our referral. Our agency director called me at work on Friday. My heart literally felt like it was going to stop when he said who it was because he NEVER calls me - I always do the calling. I just knew that it was "The Call" since I knew Nicki had gotten hers. Well, he was just calling to tell me that we were first in line for our referral now. That is great news and all, but I almost passed out because I thought he was going to tell me he had Lucy's picture. Oh well, it is still great to be #1. Justin has been out of town FOREVER and gets home this morning. Every time he calls and I say hello, he chants into the phone, "We're #1!! We're #1!" It is really cute how excited he has gotten.

I have been sleeping AWFUL. I really started sleeping poorly before the adoption process started. I just seem to have issues with the sleep. Well, now it is really really bad. I just tell myself that God is getting me ready for lots of sleepless nights when we finally get Lucy.

One last thing, I have been EXTRA emotional lately. Anything will make me cry. It is totally ridiculous. At church yesterday, a lady sung "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." I totally broke down when she said He's got the tiny little babies, in His hands. How fitting of a song for me when all I do is worry about Lucy and that she is getting the care that she needs and deserves. I know that God is taking care of our Miss Lucy. I know that He was letting me know that yesterday and I am thankful that He did.

This is going to be a GREAT week. I feel good things!!


Suz said...

Yay for you that "you're #1, you're #1!"

I found your blog through Jen and I am excited to watch your new developments and how your process differs from Russia. It's amazing how different yet similar the different countries of International Adoption work. No matter the country, it's a thrilling/amazing/scary ride.

Hubby and I are both from the Dallas area (transplanted to Po-Dunk for the last 11 years).

I can't wait to hear your next good news!

jeneflower said...

That is so exciting! You are so close. Last I called my agency we were #2, so I am going to call them again soon to see if we have moved up. I keep putting it off though because I don't want to here anything but -yes, you are #1 in line.

I really hope we both get referrals this week!!

EHCOREY said...

well, pregnant people have extra i guess adoptive parents can too!

um...just in case you didn't know...

erinlo said...

Oh what excitement!!! I can't WAIT to see her picture!!!

Ann said...

I almost cried when I read your post. That is sooooooo exciting. YOU'RE NUMBER 1!!!! That must make you feel elated!! It's cool that your dh is just as excited. I will be watching your blog carefully, you seem to have the referral vibes all around you.

-Jenny said...

I love the "were #1"

Conor and I said all weekend, " were are at the front of the line"

Anxiously awaiting your referral!