Today was a spectacular day! Yes, we got the phone call! I should have known when I woke up this morning and saw that I had left Lucy's little angel light on all night in her room (I have never done this) that good news was coming today. Melissa, from our agency, called me at work today at 2:55 to tell me that our little girl had finally been matched with us and the paperwork and photos had arrived! Melissa was so patient with me through my tears and necessary need for repeating of information; the feelings that overcame me were beyond explanation. God is good!
Her name is Lu Qie (pronounced like Lou Chee) Zhuang. Brian and I do not think that the similarities in her given name in China, and the name we had chosen for her many years ago, is coincidence or irony. Now we know more than ever that God's intervention is divine and beyond our understanding. The saying "before I created you I knew you" comes to mind. How wonderful that there will not have to be a big adjustment for our little girl when she hears her name!
She is just precious! I cannot quit looking at her pictures. I imagine this is how it is for all parents when they see their child for the first time. She was born December 30, 2008 and is currently in The Social Welfare Institute in the Jiangxi Province. If all goes well then we should travel the beginning of December, meaning she will be home in time for Christmas and her first birthday!! Please continue to pray for safe and quick travels in bringing our little girl home.