Sunday, November 30, 2014

His Face: Our Referral

The post I have been waiting years to write, and I don't even know how how to explain it to you. I'll let the photos do most of the talking.

Half-time of the Iron Bowl and my phone rings. Catherine, our saint of a case manager, says hello. I knew this was it, and I grabbed Adam's arm. My gracious response to Catherine? " Can you please tell me why you are calling me right now?"She told me that she was going to make my Thanksgiving a little happier, and I bolted out of the room into the kitchen.

We get her on speakerphone, and she tells us...
 We have a son. 
Shock. Disbelief. 

I will never, for the rest of my life, forget the look on this man's face in this moment. 

So completely and wholly overcome. 
So thankful. 
So overjoyed. 
So glad this woman got to be a part of it. 
 And then we saw his precious face, another face that I will never forget for as long as I live. 
It is etched into my memory. 


My main man looking at my little man. 
 God did it. He brought us here. He brought us this little life to love. 
We are so humbled, awed and blessed by God's faithfulness in our life and in the life of our son. 
 We are parents! 
And we could NOT be happier! 

We would love nothing more than to show you our son's face, but we cannot share it yet. If you see me in person, though, please ask! I am likely to have 30 copies of his picture in my purse and a few dozen more on my phone. 

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." 


**I am eternally indebted to my sis-in-law to be, Farren, for being quick on her feet and grabbing her phone to record and document this incredible night.**


  1. So I don't cry much, but every time I have seen pictures of this today, instagram, facebook, and now here it has brought tears of joy to my eyes. I am so excited for you guys, and even more excited for this little guy who will get to be your son and have God's love poured into his life through you. Such a blessing.

  2. Félicitations!!!! Un petit espoir pour nous aussi... le téléphone va peut être sonner chez nous après 37 mois d'attente. Bienvenue à ce petit garçon dans vos cœurs et vos vies. Floriane

  3. Anonyme,
    Je ai de l'espoir pour vous aussi. Votre journée est à venir. Votre voyage est spécialement conçu.

    Romains 15:13 (La Bible du Semeur/ BDS)
    13 Que le Dieu de l’espérance vous remplisse de toute joie et de toute paix dans la foi, pour que vous abondiez en espérance, par la puissance du Saint-Esprit!

    Romans 15:13 (New American Standard Bible/ NASB)
    13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Psaumes 68:6 (Louis Segond/ LSG)
    6 Dieu donne une famille à ceux qui étaient abandonnés, Il délivre les captifs et les rend heureux.

    Psalm 68:6 (New Living Translation/ NLT)
    6 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.

  4. Wow, wow, wow! God is amazing! I'm so thankful to have been blessed to walk through this journey with you on your blog. It's been so special! I'm in tears seeing these precious pictures. I can't wait to meet your son! Congratulations to y'all. He must be one special little boy because God is sure giving him some special parents.

  5. Love, love, love this! Congratulations!!! I am going to have to come have lunch with you again so I can see him!


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