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Thursday, June 12, 2008

We have a referral!

Today was crazy and over scheduled. After an emotional day at nursery school (see previous post) we went to the elementary school to meet Igor's Kindergarten assistant. Then we went to Igor's dentist appointment. I LOVE his new dentist. She is awesome. We were driving home from the dentist's office when my cell phone rang. It was a 703 number... I thought, Terra is calling with our referral. Yep, it was Terra and she had our referral! I told her we would call her right back. (yes, really)
I called Rob at the church. He was home in 2 minutes (his office is one mile from the house). We called Terra back. She said that she had the cutest little boy for us. She is right, he is very cute! He is a toddler. She said we had a week to accept the referral. We thanked her for calling and then we hung up. Yep, we hung up... why? because Igor had a doctor's appointment in 10 minutes! We couldn't linger, ask questions or soak anything up, we needed to move on to the next activity.
When we got in the car I called Terra back. I wanted to know if there was any possibility of getting a court date before the court closes in August. She said, "Hope for the best but plan for the worst."
I'll write more about that tomorrow. We have more phone calls to make.


shawn and tisha said...

Congratulations!!! Praise the Lord!!! We'll be praying that your court date comes super quick!! :)

Heather Brandt said...

Congratulations! I'm praying that God will move on your behalf and help you to get a record-breaking fast court date :)

heather brandt

Brian & Andrea Logue said...


Danielle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How wonderful. I'm sorry you couldn't relish the moments and had to "move on." Hopefully, you will have some of that precious time tonight. We will be praying for the best!!! Can't wait to "meet" this little man! Love, Danielle

Katie R. said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy about this! :)

Apryl said...

Congratulations!! I do have a question-there was a little boy who climbed into Josiah's crib and clawed his face. Could it be YOUR son? Not sure if he is someone else's or not, but I vowed I would find those parents...

Congratulations! Praying you get court and travel very quickly. Email me or Jill, we may have pictures (though they are almost 2 months old now!).

the Steiger's said...

That is a grat news! I sure hope you will get throught the court soon!.

Jori said...

YAY! I can't imagine being so calm! You are the rock! (But you have had previouse "call")!! You already got to practice! Congrats to you all and Igor is now a year older, moving on to kindergarden, and a big brother! What joys for you!
love ya, Jori

E said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy to read this news, Candy! I'll definitely be hoping for the best...and praying to that end! Look forward to reading a little more once you have a chance to soak it all in. I remember being on the phone for 2 days straight after our referral...it took a week or two for it to feel real because I was so busy right after our referral. :)

I'm so happy for you guys and I can't wait to see his pictures!!!


Carpenters said...

Congratulations, Candy, Rob, and Igor! BOC now has a face to go with the name his big brother picked out for him. I'm so happy for you all. I too add my hopes for a court date before August.

With Love,

Susan said...

Yippeeee!! Hope to see you in Addis! :-D Hurray for BOC!!! I can't wait to see his precious face!

Love & Prayers, Susan

Team Dragovich said...

WOW!!! HOW WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! Praying for a quick court date!!