It has been exactly one year since we first saw Lily's face. Yesterday was the day we received "the call". I will never forget being at school all day just waiting to hear from our agency. It was at the end of the day, almost everyone had left when I got the call in Aunt Trina's classroom. I was waiting to hear from Jamie, and I got a call from Anna with AWAA. She had Jamie and I on 3-way. I don't remember much about the call other than these words, "You have a beautiful baby girl." From that point on, I was near tears and writing down things as fast as possible. But, the words, "You have a beautiful baby girl" resounded in my mind over and over again. Every time I let myself hear them, my excitement grew. I couldn't wait until this day a year ago to receive Lily's picture.
So, my sister stayed home from school with me while we waited on the FedEx package to come. We waited...and waited...and waited on a package that was supposed to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Of course, it had been rerouted and had problems that day- so the package did not arrive until late that afternoon. We actually got an email from our agency before the package arrived with Lily's picture. So, we waited on Jamie to drive home from work so that we could see her face together for the first time.
The picture above is the one from the email. We thought she was the most beautiful baby we had ever seen, of course.
I think back about these two days in our lives, and I am amazed that time has flown by so quickly. We had longed for a child for 10 years, and God certainly blessed us abundantly with Lily. She makes us happier than we could have ever imagined!