The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
-Buechner

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pinch Me, She's Real

I'm still not sure what to say.

I'm not sure what to think...when I'm not day dreaming.

I'm in shock and disbelief, in the most amazing way possible.

When I walk through the kitchen and her big brown eyes stare back at me, I have to make the conscious decision to remind myself that she is the one meant for us.

And my heart skips a beat each time.

I look up from washing the dishes, expecting to see a framed photo of a colour print-out reading "Waiting For Our Little Girl In Ethiopia" and my breath is literally taken away when I see her face instead.

Only four days in, and I am still in disbelief. I relive the phone call in my head and I still second guess that it actually took place...that it wasn't a dream. Three years of waiting and I think it's going to take a while to sink in.

But here it is: she's real.

She is so very very real.

5 comments:

Anna said...

So happpy that you can now look at her beautiful face and big brown eyes rather than your coloured print out! God was saving her for your family! I'm so happy for you!

elsie hiebert said...

Yes she is real. I so hope you get a court date before court closes.

BCMommy said...

Still so exciting!!!! Did MOT give you any idea as to whether they thought you'd get to go before the closure?

Claire

Shan said...

Came from my sister Gwen's blog to say congratulations, and 'peace be with you' to your new, enhanced family!

emily said...

are you sharing her picture? if so, i'd love to see it!
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