Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Day I met LT

I had been on the wait list 6 months and 2 weeks when my life changed Tuesday, 12/23 at 12:20pm when I was at work and Britney yelled to me, you have a phone call.  I said, "ask Mike to take a message." And she said it's Abbey and I said, "I don't know..." and she said "Abbey from Gladney." At that moment my heart stopped and I sprinted down the hall about 200ft. My coworkers must have thought that I was crazy. I never expected the "call" on my work line, I assumed they would call my cell.
Out of breathe, I yelled "Abbey" and she said, "Amy, I have a Christmas Present for you" from that moment on...I was a little bit in a state of shock.  I saw her and felt so blessed. She felt familiar. Anyone who has gone through "the call" knows that it's so much to process but I was lucky enough to have Sandro, Christian and so many good friends near.

I was not expecting the call. I thought it would take a little longer AND I just assumed the agency would be closed Christmas week --BUT I was wearing my Liv necklace (courtesy Suzanne), my father's ring AND my Africa T-shirt on this day. I was also obsessively listening to an unplugged version of "Africa" on my Itunes. All of these things were special to that day.

Her name is awesome and it made me giggle most of the day. It's charming and melodic and I spent most of the day smiling about her and the perfect timing of it all and thanked my father. Outside of studying her pictures and sharing the magical news, I have been counting my blessings as I know that I am so so lucky to have this special being enter my life. I want to thank everyone who has supported me through this process. I am so grateful and Thank You Santa!

15 comments:

coffeemom said...

WOW!!!!!!!!Congratulations!! Yup, best Christmas present ever! So happy for you and enjoy this special time! Fantastic news! M

Robin said...

WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful Christmas present!

Annie said...

i love hearing "the story of the call"! So So So happy for you!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear her name and see her sweet face!

Heather said...

We are still so overjoyed for you and we cannot stop jumping around over here! I love her name too, I find myself just saying it out loud. Charming and melodic is a perfect way to describe it. We need to celebrate! Call us ASAP!

We love you!

msl said...

OH CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a wonderful, wonderful way to celebrate Christmas!!!
Maureen

los cazadores said...

Beautiful!!!

Cindy

DrewCareyShow said...

I just emailed you and realized you probably posted an update on your blog =). This is such wonderful, exciting news, and I can't imagine better timing. What a gift!

Robbin said...

Merry Merry Christmas, what a wonderful gift......


Robbin

Sam said...

what an awesome story. very exciting

sparkz said...

congrats! That really is a Christmas present and a perfect one! :) Savor the memories of the call. Your feet won't touch the ground for a while now! Ours didn't anyway! What great news! So happy for you!

Liz said...

Congratulations!

Christy said...

Congratulations! May you soon get news of a court date!!!

stephanie said...

Saw your link on Julie's blog and had to come over to say congratulations! I loved hearing your story and I wish you both a speedy court date and travel.

paige said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

Kimberly Baggett said...

WOW! great news and at such a special time!!! if she was in gladney's care in september, you can email me at kimbo2710@aol.com and i will check my pictures...we traveled then and took lots of pictures of the babies/children! congratualtions!!!