Dec 2, 2009

Details of The Call!

Things have moved so quickly in the last few days, I wanted to write this all down before I forgot. Monday started off as a really crummy day for me. I was stressed and work was BUSY! My desk is usually a mess. But Monday was even worse. I had my phone covered up with some papers and I was running from my secretary's office, to the copier and wasn't paying a lot of attention to where my phone was located (this was big deal because I usually keep it strapped to me during the day). At 2:53p.m. I looked at my phone and I had missed a phone call, (817) area code and there was a voicemail. I started to panic. But I had been duped before. I have a client that lives in the (817) area code and I about broke my neck returning her phone call three weeks ago, only to be extremely disappointed that it wasn't Gladney. So I clicked over to check my voice mail and I heard the sweetest voice in the world "Hi Lindsey, it's Kristen with Gladney." I didn't even finish the message! I dropped the phone and started screaming "I'm a MOM! I'm a MOM!" Hysterically laughing and crying, I couldn't form a thought. I didn't know what to do next. And then I remembered Le. I called him from my office on speaker phone and couldn't tell him what to do next, I was crying and laughing too hard. He finally asked me if I had been in a car accident! :) Luckily, my senior partner was in my office and was telling him to come here because he was a daddy! He left and drove the twenty minutes to my office. I called Kristen back while Le was en route and told her that I wanted to wait for Le to get to me but I just wanted her to answer one question: Was there one or two? She laughed and said "there is two and they are beautiful!"
I started crying again and called Le and told him that there were two! When Le got to my office, we shut my door and called Kristen back. The operator told us Kristin was on the phone and asked if we wanted to leave a message! I just said we would wait. Kristin picked up and said she would email us first the pictures. We saw his pic first. A bouncy bubbly 18 month old toddler, absolutely PERFECT. And then we saw his sister. 6 years old. Just as a PERFECT as her brother. Their story is very sad, but it is their reality and we are honored to be allowed to love them. Now we wait for a court date. More to come, I am sure, but for today, I am relishing in the new title of my life: MOM!

19 comments:

Mike & Corrie said...

Beautiful!!! Love it!!! So happy for you!

Gail said...

What an amazing gift!

Mark and Heidi said...

Beautiful and amazing! I needed a good call story today so thanks for sharing :)

Heidi

Tam and Kai - NYC said...

Great story! I LOL'd at the car accident comment. ha!
Can't wait for pictures :)

The Mrs. said...

So glad to read the detials! Praying for a courtdate soon and for your sweet family!

The Mathews Family said...

Thanks so much for sharing the details!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

all that worrying and praying you and Le've been doing, you were a mom long before that phone call. :)

so, so happy for you both! and those sweet kids whose lives are about to turn around - God has blessed all of you!

Tam said...

So exciting! Congratulations!!

Rebecca said...

I love hearing all the details of the call! You'll be glad that you have it all written down - although the details will probably be forever ingrained in your brain!

Can't wait to see those sweet faces! You're not just a mom, you're a mother of TWO!

Shannon Plumb said...

So sxcited for you both! Can't wait to see their precious faces!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness...God just ROCKS!!! I am still tearing up reading this at the absolute perfection of God's plans. Those little ones are going to be loved to pieces. Can't wait for our Ethiopian kiddos to have one heck of a playdate some day soon! :) Love you tons and can't wait to squeeze your neck next Friday!! Woo-hoo!!

Katie said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Congratulations on your referral. The story of "the call" was great. I am so happy for you and I hope the rest of the process is smooth and quick.

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Beautiful Mess said...

I was on the ifast call yesterday and just had to track you down. Even though I knew the story I still cried rereading it--God is SO good!

Happy to have found you! God bless! Jen

and I asked AmySavage to help me track you down-but I beat her to it :)

Rebekah said...

I am in tears and so happy for you! What a blessing and many more to come!!

Laura said...

How exciting a boy and a girl. Congrats on being a new mom!!

Jude said...

what an awesome day!! Congratulations!

Sparkz said...

Yeah. I love hearing about it. Congrats!

Jennifer said...

I just now saw your "call" post...so very exciting! What an amazing experience - I'm sure you're still on the clouds! Congratulations on your two children!!!