Friday, June 19, 2009

Fifteen minutes ago

Fifteen minutes ago I got a call that will change my life forever. Fifteen minutes ago we heard our daughters name for the first time. She's real and she's beautiful and she's ours.

Ten minutes ago our whole family gathered around to see our baby's face for the first time. It's a moment I'll never forget as long as I live.

I have so much to say, but I can't say it now. I'm typing this in the car in the rain on the freeway and I've cried so many happy tears that I can barely see.

It's a beautiful, wonderful story and I can't wait to tell it all. But for now I'm going to enjoy the ride to Portland with a gigantic smile on my face. Today is a beautiful day.

89 comments:

Karlise said...

Awesome!! I'm so happy and excited for you and your family!

bree said...

Congrats!! That's so awesome. Enjoy your trip to Portland!

Jennifer said...

That is amazing. Congrats!!

Julie said...

Yes! I am so excited for you guys! I know that she will be one very loved and cared for little girl! She is lucky to have you guys!

rycarjam said...

Wow, that is fantastic :) I'm so, so, so happy for you. I can't wait to hear more.

MamaMia said...

So awesome!

Jeni said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Sarah said...

Oh I am so happy for you all!! Congratulations and best wishes!

Jen said...

I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!!!

EB said...

What a spectacular day! Congratulations to you and your entire family!

Dawn said...

YAY! CONGRATS WENDY AND FAMILY!!!

Lori said...

Best news ever!!! I'm so happy for you and your family. I got chills and started to tear up. I can't wait to hear the whole story!

Nikki (BBC) said...

So happy to hear the news!!

Amanda said...

Congrats Wendy, Shawn, Josh, and Matthew! Can't wait to hear all about it and see her pretty face!

Becky said...

I am so happy for you! I check your blog all of the time looking for that referral. Yeah!

Mom_2_Boo_and_Roo said...

I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see the photographs of your beautiful new baby girl.

razberiswrl said...

Congratulations!!!

April said...

YAY!!!!!!!! Congratulations to your family!!! How exciting!!


AKBD

incognito said...

Wendy I'm crying!! lol Congrats girl!

Michele

ErIn said...

Wendy, I'm crying tears of joy for you too! I can't wait to hear all about it!

NuckingFuts

Sarah said...

That is the best news! I am so excited for you and am shedding a few tears of joy for you! I can't believe she finally going to be part of you family.

Sarah said...

That is so great, okay I am a cry baby but I am shedding happy tears for you! What a great surprise for your family this weekend.

kristalina said...

This post brought tears to my eyes-I am so happy for you-congratulations!!!

SimplySavage said...

I am so happy for you! I cried when I read your post.

Autumn said...

That's wonderful!!!! Congratulations.

Andrea and Rob said...

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! So Excited!! I can't WAIT to hear more!!! :) :)

Lydia said...

Awesome awesome awesome! tears filled my eyes when I read this, and what a wonderful way to start your vacation!!

Katy said...

WooooHOOOOOO!!!! I remember that day like it was yesterday! July 10th was our day, a year ago now almost!

Congratulations - can't wait to see the beautiful face of your new daughter!

Watty said...

I was reading this and got all girly and weepy! I am soooo thrilled for you!!! Congrats mama!! I can't wait to see all the little girl clothing and toys you have all over the house soon!!!

Jaime said...

Wow...I'm speechless, I can only imagine how you guys must feel. I can't wait to hear the rest! I have goosebumps! So happy that Clarissa will be with you and your family soon!

Kelly Jo said...

Congrats!!!I'm so happy for you & your family! I'm crying.

Tami said...

I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY. I know all of your cbbc friends will want to hear ALL about her. Wow, I have tears of joy in my eyes for you. Awesome!

Schmoochiepoo said...

Yeah! How fabulous for you!!!

Congrats!

The Four Montgomery's said...

AWSOME! I just cried for you!

The bunch of us said...

I remeber my phone call like it was yesterday! Congratulations!!
Shaneykay from BBC

photographyfanatic said...

So you will have your picture to take on vacation!!!! Congrats!!

Beth said...

Wow! That is so amazing! Congrats, can't wait to hear more

Katie said...

So happy for you and your family! Have a wonderful time sharing your news!

Meagan said...

How exciting! I read your other post earlier (about 30 minutes ago... this one didn't show up on my google reader at the time). I am so happy to hear this great news!

Congratulations! Enjoy your trip! :)

Big House Creations said...

I just came home and saw the agency update in my inbox and shrieked and immediately came to your blog to be sure if was you! Congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you! Have a wonderful vacation and when it's time for your travel call, plan another little trip - apparently all good things happen when you are about to go out of town!

RedAries said...

omgomgomgomg!!!

OMG! Yay!!

Tracie said...

Now we CAN celebrate together!!! And maybe we'll be in Korea together after all!!

So beyond happy for you! Yea! I don't know how you can relax for your trip now!!! I was floating on air way to much to do ANYTHING but look at our baby's picture.

At least you have a long drive to do your staring...

sjb said...

Congratulations! I can't even begin to imagine how excited you all are!!!! I hope everything moves quickly and smoothly from here on out!

sarah (huzzahmama)

nydancer226 said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for your family! Welcome to a wonderful family Clarissa!

skyorange said...

Yippee!!!! Thanks for letting us share in your joy. What a wonderful day for a very lucky little girl.

Sunnymama said...

Congrats on your referral.

Betsy said...

yyyeeeaaaahhhhh!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Lesley said...

I am so excited for you!!! I can't wait to hear all the details. Will she be home in time for Halloween? Will she get to wear her costume?

She is one lucky little girl!!

Jonalee said...

WOOO HOOO!!!! FINALLY!!! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see Clarissa's beautiful face!

Kelly said...

Wendy, I am so happy for you and your family! I wish your family the best & hope you can hold Clarissa in your arms as fast as possible! Congrats!

Kelly
(Silly_Me)

thereadingmother0708 said...

Congratulations! Your post made me tear up instantly! So happy for you and your family, can't wait to hear the update!!! Have a safe trip!

(Lauren38 from BBC)

TrophyMom said...

Oh Wendy. I am so excited for you and your family. Congrats!!

Jaime said...

Congratulations! I'm new to your blog but it looks like I came just at the right time. God is sooooo good!

Amanda said...

Anouther BBC gal here to say YES!!!!! Happy happy JOY JOY!!!!!
munchbucket

Em's Blog said...

Congratulations Wenders! It was a long time coming but I'm sure she is worth waiting for. Best wishes!
~Lemony

Kate said...

About freaking time! Congrats, hon! :)

Penny said...

i knew you would hear something on your trip. Have a wonderful trip and congrats on your new daughter. I been following for well over a year checking almost every day. I am over joyed for you.

Linda said...

Congrats!!! : )

The Drama Kraut said...

That is fantastic news. Congrats!

Misty said...

OH I'm so happy for you! Tears of joy reading that!!! Congratulations! :) I can't wait to hear more and see her beautiful face!!!

Emily said...

Oh Wendy! I have goosebumps! I am so thrilled for your family. You have waited so long for this.

I can't wait to hear THE story! :)
Congratulations!

Maggie said...

that is so awesome Wendy!! I am very excited for you!!!

Jana said...

HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!

Stacy and Angela said...

My heart skipped a beat of excitement for you when I saw the post on bbc! You must still be on cloud 9. You will always remember this trip to Portland! I can't wait to read about your journey to get your daughter! Congrats!!!

Kaylene said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait for you to be able to share more! Have a wonderful time in Portland! We sure enjoyed it a month ago!

Arthur, Robin, and Maggie said...

That's great news! Congratulations!

Renee said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family! I checked in this afternoon and had a feeling to check again this evening... and am so glad I did! What fabulous news!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! I'm going to do a happy dance for you!!! Woohooo!!!

~April~ said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited for you! It the highlight of my day!!!! YAY! Have a great trip and type more asap!! :)

Sarah said...

I cried..I'm so happy and I can't wait to see pictures!

Leslie said...

See you just needed to go on Vacation!!!!! Congrats. I can't wait to see her.

Dana, Proud mommy to 3 said...

YAY that's fantastic!

JET said...

Congratulations! What happy news. :)

Wendy said...

I'm so glad I checked your blog today! I literally gasped when I read the news, and was so excited to tell DH!

From our family to yours, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure you'll break out into spontaneous smiling all weekend!!!

wendy (bookends)

~Gretchen~ said...

wooooo hooooooooooooooooo!

Chavah Kinloch said...

I'm so excited for you! Cannot wait to read the entire story and of course see pictures of your beautiful new addition to the family. Congratulations!!!

Heather said...

This is so amazing! I am so excited for you and your family! Congratulations, reading this gave me goosebumps.

The Cowgar Family said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you and your family! Everyone on BBC has been waiting a long time for this :)

AuraLee said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to hear and see more about your new baby daughter!!

Congrats again Wendy and family!!

Julie said...

That's wonderful news!

~Denise said...

Awww! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Rhonda said...

That is so exciting! I've been reading your blog from the beginning, and I'm so happy for you. I know you don't know me (I'm from the LDS BBC), but I've been thinking about you and I'm so happy for you!

Coffeegrl said...

Yay Wendy! So excited for you!

Marla said...

YEA!!! So excited. I have a friend that also got matched this week! Must be a good week for adoptions!

Shay's Photography said...

CONGRATULATIONS Wendy!!!!

Melanie said...

Hooray! Congratulations

Lauren said...

How awesome! I just got chills reading this!!!

Janice and Jessica said...

I'm so happy for you and your family!!! I have been reading your blog for over a year now and check it everyday for an update. I actually squealed out loud when I saw that you had received your call.

Pam said...

Wendy,

I'm so excited for your family! I've been following your blog from BBC. I actually used to live in Boise & did the Light The Night walk with my son & husband with you & your family for Allie Scott. So happy for you!!