It was one year ago today that we saw the eyes of our little angel we had been waiting our whole lives to see. This is a day that will never be forgotten. It was 9/9/09 and I (Mommy) sent Daddy this email that morning after I got to the office:
So....today is 9/9/9, my car is about 1/10 of a mile away from turning 99,999 and we were married in 99 - do you think maybe something good should happen today?
Our dossier had now been in Russia for 10+ months and we knew that we were 1st in line with our agency for several months. That afternoon around 4 pm, I called my coordinator just to check in and let her know about some paperwork that had expired that we were working on updating. After I was finished, she said, I spoke to our representative in Vladivostok and she has a referral for you…..my heart dropped!!! She said, at this point, we don’t know anything about him other than his birthday and we have 1 picture of him. Our representative in Vlad is working on getting additional information. She said, would you like to see his picture or do you want to wait until we get more info…..For just a slight second I had to think about it and then I said….We WANT to see the picture. Well as you can see from the picture, it was love at 1st sight. Those beautiful big brown eyes, little button nose and those full cherry red lips!!! Since it was so late in the day, I wanted to wait to tell Daddy in person when he got home. I got home first and waited and waited for what seemed like forever for Daddy to get home. I had the picture waiting on my laptop in the kitchen for Daddy to see. After he got home he was fiddling around outside with the dogs and I kept saying “are you going to come in” he was like yes, in a couple of minutes, so again, I waited and waited and he could tell I was anxious about something. He said is there something you need to show me inside….."I was like maybe", he just looked at me. He then came inside and I directed him over to the picture and there you were….he just looked at me with these big eyes and said “Did we get a referral” and I said, “yes” look at him, isn’t he beautiful!!! We both could not believe our eyes. We were able to get medical information in 2 days and we accepted the invitation to travel and were leaving in 11 days!!! 1 Year Ago today our Lives Changed for Forever!!!