Today is the day! The day HOPE came, our FAITH has been renewed, we are filled with JOY! We officially waited one year and two days. It started off as a normal day. Brandon called me and told me he was about to leave the office and ten minutes later my phone rang, it's normal ring. I had our adoption consultants phone number programmed to ring a special ring. It said CHI, our agency. I answered it wondering why they were calling me. I had asked them to call only if it was "the call." Well it was "the call!" The voice on the phone said, "Elisa, this is Erin with CHI." I hesitantly said, "okay?" And then she said, "Brandon, are you on the line?" That's when I lost it. I knew the protocol!
We have a referral for a two month old girl who is healthy and beautiful! We have been in shock pretty much all day! We are elated!
So what is next? Well we did find out today that the Ethiopian Courts will be closing after all this summer. They will reopen the first week of October. We are fine with that right now, because we are just so happy to know who she is and that she is healthy. I already am carrying her pictures in my purse. We are signing our forms tomorrow in St. Louis and from there we will wait for a court date, which will probably be after the courts reopen in October.
Thank you God!