…it was a crazy beginning to our Monday morning May 2nd, 2010 – I was walking upstairs to the office at our place and noticed I missed a call!! FROM AGCI!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks! How did that happen! ?? ha ha!  I listened to the message from our Case Worker, “T” and she asked me to call back because she has some updates to share with me. Hmmmm… UPDATES?  REFERRAL?  I don’t know, it didn’t sound quite the same.  I called her back and she informed me that as of today I will have a new case worker for the rest of our adoption process and that she will be working with the paperwork families from now on….  I asked how things are coming along on the Referral front and if she sees any going out anytime sooooooon (hehehe), and I got NOTH’N! :)

We went along with our day as usual… I dropped Kinzi off at school, Madison drove that day…. and then at about 2:50 p.m. I’m ALMOST to Kinzi’s school to pick her up...

AND MY PHONE RINGS – Yaaaaaaaaaa!!! THAT SPECIAL OLD FASHIONED RING TONE (like that crazy  FB profile picture I've been starring at for almost 7 weeks)!!! I answer on speaker phone, in the car and It is my NEW Case Worker “B”!! She asked how my day is going, If I talked to “T” and some other light and fluffy stuff! …THEN she told me I better pull OVER because she has A LITTLE GIRL to talk to me about… I was sitting at a...

red light... Which is funny... CUZ I think my WHOLE LIFE just stopped for a SEC to take in this AMAZING MOMENT!! THIS MOMENT we have been waiting for FOR so LONG... THIS MOMENT I learn I am a MOMMY again!! THIS MOMENT I was totally wishing I was not in the car at a red light!! :) OH, I soooo wish we all were together at HOME - listening to THIS call!!!

The second the light TURNED...

My heart was RACING, my foot was on the peddle and it was GOOOOOO TIME! :) ....As Brandi began to share detail after detail... 

 ONE little GIRL – OH MY!!! I am SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I was just hanging on “B’s” EVERY WORD!!! As she continued to tell me about our sweet little 9 month old “M” – she occasionally asked if I wanted to PROCEED… OH YES!! Keeeeeep ON TALKIN’!!  THIS IS IT! We have been waiting for SOooooooooo LONG to hear about the child GOD has chosen for our family to LOVE and CARE for FOREVER and EVER!!

As COMPLETLEY AND UTTERLY EXCITED as I was – my heart already hurt for her Birthmother and for her. How HARD all of this was and is for both of them! “B” and I talked about every single piece of information about little "M"… her health records, her legal records – everything and anything they knew about her and her family…

During this time – I had grabbed Kinz from school and we were both listening to “B” share everything about her new little sister and our baby girl…

We talked for 1 hour and 13 minutes!!  

- By that time, we were both home (thank gooodness - we knew we needed to get to a computer soon - that her picture will be coming via email...), Erik was home from work and Madison was home from school… I got off the phone with “B”!! RUNNING all over the house (like the CRAZZZZZZZZZY lady I am) just screaaaming and and trying to find everyone and tell them they have a little sister – WE HAVE A BABY GIRL!!!!!  I shared all the details, printed everything out for Erik to read… as we waited (not sooooo patiently) for “B” to send us pictures of our sweet little "M" ("M" Yaaaaaa, another "M" kiddo in this fam!! Toooooo COOOL)!! ♥

I must have hit F9 100 times to check for NEW messages on my OUTLOOK – in the 15 minutes it took for her to send the email!!!!

The SECOND I got it I yelled for EVERYONE to come see her pictures!!  OOOOH!!! We all just FELL IN LOVE with EVERY SINGLE ONE!! We are SO excited to finally see her SWEET face! OH HOW WE ALL LOVE HER!! SO MUCH!! ...We are SO blessed, thankful, grateful, thrilled, excited to see who God had planned all along for our family... to be hers!

Psalm 68:5-6a:
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,  is God in his holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families..”
 Praising HIM for little "M" 
Praying for her and how hard her little life has been so far...
THANKING Him for placing her in OUR family. ♥


  1. Yay!!!! This is so so exciting! I loved reading all about your special call and your special "M"!

  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful story to share. You're in our prayers.

  3. Seh is too, too sweet!!! Congratulations! Praising God for this little girl, and praying for ALL of you!

  4. CRYING all over again Darc!!! I love that you were at a red light- so fitting!!!! So excited for that little girl to join your family and for OUR PLAYDATES!!! Here we thought we would be TRAVELING together but instead we are going to have our kiddos in PLAYGROUPS together because they are SO CLOSE in age!!!! I'm so excited!!!! the computer now. LOVE YA!

  5. Something about seeing it in writing makes me get tears and Godbumps ALL over again. I am so happy for you and your sweet family, Darcee!! God is faithful and I am so happy this day came for you before Mother's Day! You have been so beautiful in spirit through this entire journey - Little M will be very blessed to call you Momma!! xoxo

  6. LOVE reading this! I'm so thrilled for you and your family.

  7. LOVE this post! Thrilled for your family!

  8. Oh, Darcee, I just LOVE reading this post all about your precious BABY GIRL "M"!!! And love that she is also an "M" perfect!!! Praising God and rejoicing with ya'll! Thanks for sharing the story of getting the call! SO fun!!! :) SO happy for ya'll! Congratulations!!!

  9. What a great day to read your blog for the first time!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

    And LOVE LOVE LOVE the Van Morrison lyrics you put up, I sat here almost ugly-crying while reading them!


  10. I have been waiting for this post!!! EEEK!!! You are a mama AGAIN!!! LOVE it! Can't wait for you to bring her home! :)

  11. So excited to read about the child God saw fit to bless your family with! It's such an awwesome feeling to now have a face to look at and love on! Looking forward to keeping up with your journey. Blessings!

  12. Praising God with you Darc!!!! this is sooo amazing. I am in tears. We need to get together again:)

  13. Love, love, love it!!! Brought tears to my eyes! Sooooo happy for you and sooooo hoping we have news SOON so MAYBE we can travel together! Congrats and Prayers for a quick court date!!!!!! Hugs!

  14. Congrats! You sound like your on cloud nine :)

  15. Sooo excited for you guys!!! Been waiting and waiting for you to post this great news!!! Can't wait to see her sweet face! Congratulations!

  16. I loved reading your story. Congratulations! I remember every single emotion that call changing! God's blessings to your beautiful family.


Thank you for your kind words! ♥