Friday, March 9, 2012

We met Madeline!

                                        I've been waiting to write this blog post for awhile...

But I just haven't been able to bring my head out of the clouds!!

We had the WONDERFUL & AMAZING opportunity to meet our daughter Via Skype!

To summarize,a friend of a friend saw me on Facebook and recognized Madeline as one of the little girls at Starfish that she had met when she had volunteered there. She was there several months before we were matched with Madeline! Such a small world :)

We were able to connect with her and learn so much about our little girl:) Her daughter was planning on going back to Starfish in Feb. of this year to volunteer again. She promised to love on our girl for us:).

February had come and we received a few pictures. Every time I opened my email and saw RM's name I shrieked with joy. I knew what was going to be in that email...A new Picture!! Then one afternoon,along with a picture, she asked if we would like to Skype with her! She even mentioned that Madeline might be awake and we could see her! My heart was racing and I was almost in TEARS when I called Lee! I was excited to get to talk to RM over skype, as I wanted to thank her "in person" for the pictures, but the thought that I might see my daughter?!?!? I can't even begin to describe the emotions! :-)

It was 11 Pm  our time, but we were wide awake ( Thank you my dear Keurig...).

The sound wasn't working and when I tried to capture a picture on Skype, it would disconnect :(. But RM told us that she called us Momma and Babba quite a few times :)!!  We were on the call for about 20 minutes and got to watch her run and play:-)

I only have a few pictures of our first meeting:) I grabbed my phone and took a picture of the computer screen a few times, but it is forever engraved in my heart:)

I saved my favorite photo for last. It was the first time she actually saw us. She looked at us and gave us a HUGE SMILE as if she recognized us:) It still brings tears to my eyes!

We are so so so lucky to have been given the blessing to be her Mom and Dad:)

Now, Please LOA, Hurry up!


  1. Wow! What an amazing opportunity! I don't blame you for having your head in the clouds, but I know it makes you that much more anxious to get your hands on that precious girl of yours. That last photo is priceless!!

    Gin =)

  2. I'm So HAPPY for you two! Look forward to meeting her soon!You are giving her such a BIG GIFT. Yet GOD is giving you two a BIG GIFT as well. Love your hearts to open your lives to this sweet little one.

  3. Oh my goodness!!!!! What a blessing and what a completely adorable face!!!!!! WOW! I am in tears for you:):)

  4. That is so awesome! The smile she gave you is just precious. Blessings

  5. WHat a fabulous surprise!!! That is great news. I have never heard of anyone being able to do this before. So happy for you.

  6. Well, your daughter is an angel, that's for sure. :) I'm so glad I had the opportunity to meet her. It's amazing what an effect little kids can have on your life!

  7. How I missed this, I have no idea...but what an AWESOME opportunity...a GIFT! She is so sweet!