1/12/08


One Year Ago Today...

I cannot believe it. It has been a year since we received the referral for Zinabu. Indulge me while I reminisce. After a horrible year with one adoption agency, we decided to abandon ship and start all over. Of course it was all worth it, but at the time I was up to my eyeballs in paperwork and fees and redoing paperwork. I had cried more tears than I cared to cry, and I was not very hopeful. All of December was spent finishing our dossier (international paperwork), and when January 10th rolled around, I emailed Lindsey at CHSFS to find out if all the last pieces of paper had arrived. She assured me we were officially waiting and we could sit back and wait (again).

So on January 12 I was helping in Lily's kindergarten classroom, and I took a couple minutes to call our home answering machine and check our messages. There was a call.... from Lindsey.... asking me to call her back.... she had some news for us....

All rational thought left my body, and for the life of me I could not function. I borrowed a friend's cell phone, called Lindsey, and she told me she had a referral for a 3 year old boy named Zinabu. At this point in the story, please imagine me blubbering, shaking, snotty nosed, and not making much sense. After I hung up with Lindsey, I had to call David. But I couldn't remember his phone number. I was so excited and befuddled I truly couldn't remember. So I had to call my mom and say, "I can't tell you why but I need David's work number."

And the rest is history. How blessed we are.

4 comments:

Stacy said...

Cathy, I remember all of this! I can't believe that all of that led you to this amazing child! I for one am thankful that you switched to CHSFS and blessed us all by sharing all you share. Zinabu of course is the rockstar of all rockstars! That boy is beautiful.

Heather & Adam said...

I love your story, and all the stories that followed, and all the ones to come! You're an amazing, beautiful family. XOXO

Chatter said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful story. It brings back many memories. He's a cutie Cathy!

Mount Cutler said...

Wow, that is so neat. And inspiring! What a huge blessing he has been!