After sitting down, Danny explained that the social worker told him we had been chosen by a birth mom, but she wanted to speak with us over the phone first before making her final decision. Honestly, I can't remember much of how our conversation went, as all I heard him say was "we have been chosen by a birth mom." I spent the next several minutes in tears, shocked, and trying to soak it all up while my heart was exploding with JOY. PURE JOY. I walked into my parents laundry room weeping with joy, pacing back and forth, and after a few minutes Danny was able to share more details. We shared a special moment over the phone, crying together (since we weren't able to hold each other in person), and it was a moment I will never forget.
Danny shared the birth mom was a single, 21-year-old mother, and she had chosen us to be the family of her 2-month-old baby boy. After viewing our profile, she instantly knew we were the family for her son. Nothing could have prepared me for this phone call. First of all, in my mind I thought we would be getting a call saying "You have been chosen by a birth mom and the child is due..." This would then give us time to prepare, plan, etc. Nope, God had other plans 😉 Never did I think we would get a call saying the child was born and is two months old. This brought back memories of when we adopted Coyer at nine months. After talking, we knew God had already been preparing our hearts for this and we said "yes" to talking with the birth mom. Danny called the agency back and we planned a 1:00 pm phone call that following Monday.
After getting off the phone, I burst into tears once again sitting down on my parents’ couch. Instantly my parents, a few sisters, and brother-in-law were by my side. They knew this was "the call" I had been waiting for. I was so thankful to have them there with me in that moment.
It was a long weekend of excitement, nervousness, and most of all prayer. Once again, we sat back in awe at the work of the Lord and how He continued to orchestrate His unfailing love through our adoption.
Hi, I'm Kansas! I wish we could be doing this face to face over coffee. Maybe someday, till then this will have to do!