Thursday, July 19, 2012

WE. GOT. THE. CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! What a roller coaster of the day it has been.  It started off pretty typical.  Troy headed out to work around 5:45.  I got Silas up and to the babysitter by 6:30 so I could start my work day by 7:00.  The morning went pretty smoothly.  I was chatting and eating lunch with my co-workers when my cell phone rang and it was Troy.   I honestly didn’t think anything about him calling me on my lunch hour, but he chatted for a minute or so before he said “Do you want to do a conference call now or do you want me to come to your work so we can be together for our referral call with B(our case manager)?”(Later I found out that B called him at 12:22 our time…he got the call first because we didn’t know if I would be with a patient).  Of course, I was like “ARE YOU SERIOUS????????????????”. He said “YES”.  He knows better than to play any jokes on me after waiting this long for our referral.  I had a patient at 1:00, but my 2:00 cancelled(I am a pediatric physical therapist by the way) so we decided 2:00 would be best because it would take Troy about that long to get to me from his work.  So, 2:00 comes and we spend about an hour on the phone going over all the details about our sweet daughter and seeing her precious face.  We find out she is 6 weeks old, and she has been at Hannah’s Hope for just a few days.  WE ARE SMITTEN.  We tell B we want to proceed with the next steps of this referral.  My 3:00 patient also cancelled and I was in no state of mind to treat my 4:00 so I cancelled him(his mom was fine with this by the way). Troy left to get Silas from the babysitter, and  I wrapped up my paperwork and headed home. We loved sharing the news with Silas and watching his sweet face as he saw her picture for the first time. We intermittently spent time emailing, calling, and texting family and friends before heading to dinner at one of favorite restaurants, Chuy’s.  We finished off the night at a local yogurt place here in town.  Wow! I am exhausted but in a very good way.  We are getting ready to start on our paperwork to move this process along.  We are so very blessed!  We still don’t know when court closures will be so will you please join us in praying that we get a court date before that happens? We would be honored to have you join with us in that.  Finally, we can’t post any pictures on blog or Facebook until after our Embassy appointment, but here is a tiny glimpse of one of the many precious features of our sweet girl!

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When we have exhausted our store of endurance.  When our strength has failed ere the day is half done.  When we reach the end of our hoarded resources. Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

His love has no limit.  His grace has no measure. His power no boundary known unto men; For out of His infinite riches in Jesus. He giveth and giveth and giveth again.”

~excerpt from He Giveth More Grace by Annie Johnson Flint

15 comments:

patriciahess said...

Amber and Troy,

Beautiful! I am so happy for you. I can't wait to meet her. What a wonderful day. I will keep praying that things will work out before court closure. Congratulations little mamma and daddy and big brother! Love you!

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I am delighted for you. I love the hymn you quoted at the end of the blog. "His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness." Will be praying for speedy court dates....

Rutledge 7 said...

best news! the wait is over (this part anyway) so much to be thankful for and so many praises to our king!

michelle said...

Congrats, just jumped on blog and saw this after my long day of shopping for our upcoming first trip to our kiddos. So many steps even after referral but so much easier to tackle with a face to peek at when tired. Praying you all get in b4 court closing, we are Aug 3rd, July 2nd referral.
Michelle

annieglan said...

YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!!!

Matt B. said...

Congratulations guys!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh, congratulations! This is such exciting news!!

Melanie said...

Hooray! Hooray! Our family is so happy for y'all!! I've been checking back praying for you as you endured the long wait at #1...Can't wait to hear more!!

Colin and Jess said...

Congratulations to all of you!

Her little fist is so adorable!

woosterweester said...

Had to come over here and say a WOOHOO! Couldn't be more thrilled for you guys!!

A said...

So Happy and Excited for all of you. God is GREAT! Congratulations!

i_love_sydney said...

Ohhh! Fantastic! PRAYING her home!

Jenny said...

So amazing!! I have tears in my eyes reading this and imagining the emotions you must be feeling right now! Praying for a fast court date before the rainy season!!!

Alison said...

Ahhhhh!!! I LOVED reading more details about the call for your precious daughter!! And I just love that little glimpse of her cute little hand! I know she is just a doll!!! I can't even express how OVERJOYED that I am for ya'll!!!:) Praise the Lord!!!!