Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Call!!!

On May 11, 2007 we received the call that changed our lives forever. After being on the waiting list for 5 weeks and 5 days (but who's counting?!), our baby boy finally came into our lives. What an incredble day!

Our son, Eli Oscar, was born on April 11, 2007 at 9:25am in Guatemala City, Guatemala. At 8 days old, he weighed 6lbs 8oz and was 49cm long.

We received "the call" from our adoption coordinator at 5:30pm. When I saw the caller ID on my cell phone I immediately started crying! I managed to pull myself together enough to answer the phone. Our coordinator asked if I was sitting down and then proceeded to wish me a Happy Mother's Day because our baby boy was here!! Our coordinator e-mailed pictures of our little pea after we hung up. The rest of the evening and weekend was simply a whirlwind of emotions. We just couldn't believe this day had finally arrived!! It was simply awesome!!

The next morning we waited for the fedex truck to arrive with our packet of information. Every time we heard a noise outside, we both rushed to the door in anticipation. Finally, just as were starting to distract ourselves with chores, the truck arrived. Jason grabbed the camera and snapped these great photos. The delivery guy saw Jason take a picture of the truck and as he walked to the door he said "Did you win the national prize?" I told him he was delivering our baby!! He said "Oh wow!! That is awesome!!" I think we made his day!

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed
among us by the grace of the universe.
--- Kristi Larson

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Oh what a wonderful story you will have to tell Eli someday! Congrats on such a handsome little guy!

Gretchen (FTIA)