Monday, April 23, 2012

Three years ago

Things weren't going all that well at our house. Tom had recently been "let go" from his job. Our adoption seemed to be perpetually stalled in the court process. We were feeling a lot of uncertainty about where we were headed.

One little phone call changed the mood. I saw the name on the caller id and picked up, curious but not expecting anything important from Lisa, our contact at Nightlight Christian. When she said "you passed court"... I just started crying. At that moment, it was an unexpected gift. Our girls were coming home. Thank you, Lisa, for the most perfectly timed phone call of my life.

Candace Selam and Sarah Fikir in spring of 2009.