I am remembering today. A year ago today was a day of much anticipated celebration. Then it had been a little over four years since we had started our adoption journey. It was a roller coaster ride that took me, our family, through many valleys and mountain tops. This day though was a mountain top. We had just returned from one of Elijah's soccer games and I noticed the red blinking light on our voicemail. As I listened to it I froze and began to ball my eyes out. There it was ringing in my ears that Mercy Jewel was finally forever ours. No one could take her away. My dream had finally come true and was secure. The brown baby girl that I had longed for and prayed for and loved was ours. Our daughter. Our precious gift.
As I ran to tell everyone what I had just heard I will never forget how each of us hugged each other in one big family hug and shouted praises and cried tears of relief and joy that this day had finally come. It will always be such a precious memory to all of us.
We are still waiting to get that call and celebrate that delightful news with our sweet Jubilee. And I can't wait to post her pictures and share a special story just about her.
We adore you Mercy Jewel and our family has grown not only in size but in character and in love because of your precious addition to it.