Sunday, March 11, 2012

THE CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday afternoon, March 9th at 2:34 PM I received a beep while I was on the phone with my sister.  I looked at the caller ID and saw it was our social worker calling in.  I got so excited and just said I gotta go, I gotta go and hung up.  She had no idea what was happening.  I answered and it was Melissa our social worker.  She said that she had a referral for us.  I was SO SHOCKED!!!!  The shared list was released a few weeks ago.  She proceeded to tell me that she is 9 months old, has cleft lip/palate.  She just had surgery for her lip repair in February 2012.  Her lip repair was provided by Love Without Boundaries.  During this process we have prayed that she is being cared for, loved and held.  It turns out that she is in a group home care setting which is in an apartment of an orphanage.  She is currently being cared for by a husband and wife.  I was looking for something to stand out to me.  A few things did one being that she is being cared for in the type of setting she is in.  The second being that she has been sponsored  Sponsorship Program.  A few months back Jon and I took Isabella to Winter Jam.  Winter Jam is a Christian Concert, with 10 music groups that was sponsored by our agency Holt International.  It was the neatest experience!!!  We went and they had talked about orphans and adoption, amazing videos, and shared what sponsoring orphans was like etc.  They had tables available where you could sponsor children who are waiting for their forever families.  The sponsorship helps pay for food, clothing, shelter, attentive care and meeting basic needs.  A person sponsors the child until they are adopted and find their forever families.  It was truly amazing to be there knowing that we are in the journey towards adopting our little girl and our agency was the sponsor of the entire event!!!!  Well, it turns out that this little girl has been sponsored!!  She looks beautiful and well cared for.  We are currently awaiting a medical review by CHOP.  We are in prayer and awaiting these results.  She has already stolen our hearts.  God is so good!!  I looked at her and knew that this is our Piper.  When I got off of the phone with Melissa, I immediately called Jon at work.  He looked at the number calling in saw it was me and quickly grabbed the phone in a way he normally does not.  I told him I had good news for him and told him everything I knew.  He told me that when he saw that I was calling he immediately thought that I was calling with a referral.  He had a feeling and said it was the weirdest thing.  Now you all may be wondering if Jon looked at the pictures......well he had no choice.  I e-mailed him the file and said you need to look at it.  I then asked him to print out all of the information so we could look at it.  After all, I forgot to mention we received the call while getting ready to go away for the weekend.  My sister in law was getting married in Maryland.  It was such a great time and we got to share our news with Jon's side.  It was amazing!! 
Sharing the news with our girls is something I will never forget.  Isabella had went with her grandparents Friday to leave earlier for Maryland.  Ava, Audyn and I went out to do some errands.  When we got back I got the call a few minutes later.  I showed Ava and she just lit up.  Hugged me and said I cannot believe we have a picture of Piper!!!!  Later on Ava called Isabella to tell her.  I could hear her scream through the phone.  She got teary and was in complete shock.  Showing her the picture when we got to Maryland Saturday was incredible.  She just stared and stared.  They both too believe that it is their sister.  Audyn looked at the picture and on her own said Piper.  I believe she knows too :) 
There is a song that has been really speaking to me lately and I wanted to share it.  It is "Whatever You're Doing" by Sanctus Real, which I heard at Winter Jam.  It had been played on the radio many times.  I even got sick of it to be honest.  It was not until that night that it really spoke to me.  I hear it and it makes me tear.  The words to the song are:

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Reevaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out

As I sit and look at her picture and listen to this song I am just amazed and truly thankful at how God has worked in my heart and clearly opened it up for this little girl.  I have completely surrendered and allowed him to completely work and pave the way to this point in time.  He has shown me over and over he IS ALL OVER THIS ADOPTION!!!  Please join us in prayer as we await the medical review these next few days.


  1. WOW!!! COngratulations!!!!!! SO excited for you and praising God with you!!!

  2. I am ECSTATIC that you have your referral, your picture and your little girl! I know you have peace and I can't wait to see her SWEET face! We are so BLESSED that we can celebrate with you now! Can't wait to hear more details about what CHOP says and what province she is in! Can't wait to see how God works this all out for our families with travel, etc.! I'll talk to you this week girl! Love ya all! The May gang :)

  3. Congratulations! We are so happy for you!!!