Monday, September 19, 2011

First time ever we saw your face anniversary

It's been a year! A whole year has passed since referral day. I remember going to bed anxious this time last year. My agency had emailed that week that a new list was coming out and that they would try to match us on the September 20th list. We woke up early the next morning and while Karl got ready for work he handed me the laptop and we checked our email ...and what do you know...

There was an email saying possible match....We saw several photos of Jolie and read all of her info...we knew she was the one God chose for us or a better way to put it we were the parents HE chose for her...we have been so blessed...

So while she's sitting on her dad's lap tonight still getting over cleft palate repair surgery, I grabbed the referral photo that is framed on the wall and mentioned what today was and that I needed to take a photo...she immediately got ready with a "cheese"....

Jolie and dad pose with the referral photo that we saw a year ago!

It's been a year...Seems like you've been in the family forever.

Happy Referral Anniversary to Us!

TRUTH: 34% OF Christian families consider adopting and only 1% of Christian families actually do.

TRUTH: There's 147 million orphans worldwide.

TRUTH: If only 7% of Christians adopted 1 child, there would be NO orphans in the world!

Got love? Adopt!


  1. Happy Referral Anniversary!!! In November it will be five years for us since we saw the picture of our Little Miss. What a miracle adoption is! I so hope we can adopt again..

  2. It is hard to believe it has just been a year! Pop and I agree that it seems she has been with us always!! Love to all!!Mom and Pop

  3. Today is our referral anniversary also! It's hard to believe it's already been a year. But even more than that, it's harder to believe these sweet girls haven't always been home with their families! They're right where they belong!!

  4. Happy anniversary to your whole family! We think of Emmy's birthday buddy often!


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