Nov 30, 2010

Referral-Aversary!

One year ago today I put my sister in a car, kissed her face and watched her head due west to start her new life in Phoenix. I travelled through the morning in a fog of tears. I was sitting at my desk trying to function, when my cell phone rang. I had talked to Kristen a few days earlier and merely shrugged off any idea of a referral and simply assumed she was calling to tell me that she had the answers to my questions. I was wrong. It turned out to be the phone call that changed my life.

It was a good thing one of my law partners took over, because I shut down. Every secretary in my office was trying to find Le. I was trying to keep from hyperventilating. It was going to take Le about 20 minutes to make it to and so I told Kristen that we would call her back. But I had permission from Le to ask one question: was there one or two?

I almost fainted when Kristen giggled: "there's two Lindsey. And they are simply beautiful."
Those "two" have changed everything. In an absolute fabulous way.

The first pic we saw:







Ruta and Alazar~one year ago today I sat at my desk and immediately fell in love with you both. Since the beginning of time the Father of Lights determined that I, a crazy control-freak, woman, would get to spend my life helping you both laugh, heal and learn to love. I am truly honored. Hugs and Love and Happy Referralaversary, Mommy.



13 comments:

whitneypratt@ymail.com said...

absolutely beautiful post for a precious family! isn't it amazing how much can change in a year?!

Courtney said...

Happy referral-aversary!! :)

Kelly Jo said...

so sweet!! they are both so beautiful!!

Jennifer said...

Such a great day to celebrate!

Gayla said...

those kids are TOO gorgeous for words!!!

congrats to you all on this happy day!!!

Alison said...

How precious!!! Happy Referral-aversary!! What a special day to celebrate!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

time flies, huh? congratulations!!!

Heidi said...

Can't believe it's been a year! Sweet post. Happy referralversary!

Deb said...

Love. :)

Brett and Micah said...

baahhahbbaahhhhhaa...sniff, sniff...seriously you made me cry! We are still traveling through the journey. I am sooo happy for you! they are beautiful.

Debi Jenkins said...

Congratulations. :)

Debi
http://jenkinsethiopiaadoption.blogspot.com/

Alecia said...

Love it!! Referralversary!!! ;) Congrats guys! What a great story~

Scott and Courtney Holder said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing :)