Thursday, June 24

The Call {Story}

I should mention (disclaimer here) that my feet have not touched the ground just head is still WAY up in the clouds...and I can't take my eyes off of our girl's BEAUTIFUL face for more than just a few I hope the following isn't' too all over the place.

I will start by saying that yesterday was a hard day.  I  had a near  meltdown.  I can honestly say that I could feel the knot that I tied to the end of my rope ... unwinding. (You know....."when you are at the end of your rope...tie a knot and hang on"...??? Well, THAT knot...was unwinding and I felt like I was falling.)

After a good nights sleep I felt better although not in the best of moods.   I didn't bother to dress cute, do my hair and make-up or check the battery on the camera. (like most days in WAITING) 

I just didn't have hope for today.  (Sad, but true)   I was NOT full of faith for our referral and I was already bracing myself for another week to pass by...(I wish I could say I JUST KNEW IT WAS THE DAY...but I just didn't)

With that, Today was a  pretty "normal" day.  I got busy around the house, worked in my studio, helped Jeff with some stuff on the boat, took a swim, had a sandwich (mentioned to Jeff -like a hundred times before...that; "tomorrow was Friday already"...) and headed back out to the studio.

I was just plugging in my glue gun when my cell phone went off. (it was 2:49 PM)  I just barely glanced over at it and...THERE IT WAS!  817!

I think I said "NO WAY!" and as I answered....and heart felt like it would jump out of my chest as I said:; (barely) "HELLO?????.

Kristen kind of laughed and said "Hi Christine...this is Kristen.....THIS IS IT!...I have your referral"...
I started to cry and laugh and cry and started to babble (yep...I'm pretty sure I babbled) and headed into the house to get Jeff (he works from home).  I said..."I'm not letting you off the phone, ok????" She said, "OK"..."no problem...

When I walked into his office, he was on a business call, which I completely ignored- waving the phone (sort of like a crazy person) trying to get the words out...I said.."'s our's Kristen"...

He just looked at me with this confused look on his face for what seemed like forever and then HE GETS IT AND SAYS..."OH....WOW...OK!"...and quickly explains what's going on to his client and gets off the phone.

While we set up the laptop and then waited for the emails to come through; I set up the camera on the tri-pod (I somehow found it and it was charged!), brushed my hair and thru it up into a clip thing,  put on some chap-stick (at least, right?) and OF COURSE...grabbed the Kleenex box!

So we get set all front of the laptop...and we ask the first BIG QUESTION:

How old is she? (2!) TEARS.  Laughter...More tears..

then a few details...WOW!.....(more on that later...)

and then...the big moment....the pictures! (26 of them!) 

All I can say is that in the split second when I first set my eyes on her sweet little face ...I FELT THE BIGGEST WAVE OF RELIEF AND JOY AND LOVE.....She is healthy and beautiful...and PRECIOUS!! She is perfect!!

And YES...That moment was more than worth the wait.  MORE than worth it. 


  1. I missed your annoucement yesterday! CONGRATS!!!!! So freaking happy for you!!! I loved reading all the details and had to pull out some kleenex myself. :) YAY!!!!!

  2. Okay, I'm in tears reading this! Huge Congratulations! We are on the wait list with Gladney for a girl age 0-30 months, but have only been waiting 2 months compared with your 8, so I can only imagine the relief and joy you must be feeling! So excited for you and hope you get to hold that sweet angel in your arms soon!

  3. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you.

  4. YAHOOOOOOOOOO! Yea! and Congratulations! I"m so happy for you!!!

    I can't wait to see photos of your little girl. One of our little boys is 20 months old and they might be in the same care house! Congrats!

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  6. Yay!! So happy for you! Can't wait to see pics. of your little girl-just ordered a t-shirt-they are awesome!!
    Praying for a quick court date!!

  7. Huge Congrats!!!!! Praying we get quick court dates:)


  8. Congratulations to the whole Mathews family! What a wonderful and amazing addition Justice will be - she is just so beautiful and so precious!

  9. oh my goodness ... what wonderful news. congrats!

  10. 26 pics! how awesome is that? i have chills just thinking of that moment when i saw our daughter's face for the first time ... so, so, so happy for you!!!!

  11. I was out of town and am just reading this post, now with teary, blurry eyes! I am so happy for you!!!!
    Enjoy this time!