Chris and I overnighted our profile with all sorts of photos and information about us.
We also wrote her a letter.
It read [in part]:
"We are eager and excited at the thought of having your baby girl as
part of our family! She will be so loved. Just the thought of having a
little girl makes us both smile...
If you choose us to adopt
your little girl, we promise to unconditionally love her. We will love
her all the years of our lives. When she’s crawling and getting into
things she shouldn’t, we will still love her. When we’re out for dinner
on a Friday night in a crowded restaurant and she throws her food off
her highchair, we’ll still love her. When she has her first date (which
Chris says will be a hard day for him!), we will love her. And when she
graduates high school, goes off to college, becomes a young woman and
maybe even gets married, we will love her.
We will offer her stability, guidance and advice she sometimes might not like. But we will always love her and care for her..."
Then we prayed.
And prayed some more.
Hours later, at 10:30 in the morning the most beautiful,
perfect little girl was born in a Texas hospital to the most beautiful,
courageous woman we have ever met.
And as this brave momma sat
feeding her most beautiful perfect little girl, she prayed for God to
help her choose the perfect family for her daughter.
We saw our first glimpse of her on our cell phone.