Tuesday morning, August 21st we found out we got logged in....
Tuesday afternoon agency calls and conversation goes like this, "Stay by your phone on Monday night as we will need you right away and it will probably be late.... Oh - and you are still open to a boy right?" Me, "Of course, boy or girl." Agency, "Well, good because it could take much longer to match with a girl."
Tuesday night - tell my husband the conversation... His response, "Great! So now she isn't even going to look at girls for us." My thoughts, "OH NO!!! He is still concerned about a boy!"" So a sleepless night it was for me... is he still worried he would struggle with bonding with a boy (in previous post explained this original concern)...
I finally talked to him about his statement and of course, that wasn't what he meant at all! He was still happy for either and he bonded well with our friend's precious son that was with us for two weeks while they were in China.:) After 14 years I should know to talk before assuming I understand his thoughts and analyze his words beyond what is said... :)
Wednesday afternoon, August 22nd, got a call from the agency - they have a file for us.....
WHAT?? This isn't Monday??? So I stand in the line at Party City as she gives me the info on the file - a little Girl's file. Wow! Wasn't expecting that! Caveat - if we take the file and don't make decision by Monday - we cannot go through file release night. We got the file and started trying to make decision by Monday.
I called Brian, we prayed before opening the file. Does God still answer prayers - ABSOLUTELY!!! I wanted peace, certainty for both of us. I was at home, Brian was at work. We prayed over the file then we opened the file. I called him to hear his response... He said what I was feeling, "I don't know how anyone could say no to this little girl. She is precious. I think she is OUR little girl."
We showed Aili her picture (our kids have seen many pictures as we pray over children). Aili said, "Is she our baby?" I said, "We are praying over her just like we pray over the other children." She immediately prayed, "God pleeaassse let this be our baby."
We were anxious to show Ian because all the girls we have shown him so far as we look through lists he says, "She is cute, but I want a brother." :( Brian asked him what he thought of her. His response, "She's good enough." Me, "LOL, good enough for what?" Ian, "I like her." :) :) The next night he told us she was really going to like his brightly colored musical drum set when she comes home. :) Her file states she likes brightly colored toys and musical toys. :)
We sent her file off to the doctors (cardiologist and pediatrician). We continued to pray for her and our family before confirming what we felt from the moment we saw her. August 24th (Aili's birthday) we emailed agency to say- We are in LOVE and we ACCEPT the referral!!! August 26th (Brian's birthday) we finished paperwork to send to China for pre approval (PA)! We cannot post pictures until after we get approval from China, but I know you will be in love too!! She is SO SO precious!!!
Thank you for your prayers!!! God answered (He always does). :) Please continue to pray for us during the process (may be 6+ months before we get to bring her home). We are praying for a quick process, but more than anything please pray for her to be well cared for and her heart prepared to meet her new family. :) I don't think I can put enough smiley faces in this post!!! :) :) :)