our first glimpse

I shared this story on our adoption blog, but wanted to have it on our family blog too.

On Sunday, April 15, 2012, I was sitting in my friend Patti's classroom, 
and we were taking a break from hours of painting set for Beauty & the Beast.
We had ordered Chinese food for dinner and were in the process of reading our fortunes.
I opened mine and saw the following: 
I laughed, feigning terror and said, "Oh please - not this week!" 
because we were running dress rehearsals, the musical was opening Thursday - 
not to mention we had full days of teaching.

Disclaimer: I do not believe that fortune cookies are prophetic.
However, I do believe in irony.

Because the very next day, an "unexpected event" changed our lives forever.

Our adoption agency was very small, and we were never assigned a "number" 
to let us know where we were on the waiting list.

So a year ago today
- Monday, April 16, 2012 -
Doug & I were caught off guard when our caseworker called us
and asked us to look at the agency's waiting children page.

We opened the webpage and saw...
... our son.

And our lives have never been the same.
We love you, Baby Boy B.


  1. Oh the tears! God bless your beautiful family!

  2. Yep, tears. Glory to God!

  3. Time flies!! :) He's growing so fast. Love your story.

    1. I know! Getting so big.
      Thanks, Dana. :)

  4. what an awesome referral pic!!!!!!!!

  5. Yup, tears

    1. Aw, Mom. Have ya had an emotional year?