You might have noticed that my blogging hasn't been as regular as usual over the last week.
There is a reason for that.
We have had a very eventful week. In fact, as I was doing my quiet time this morning I looked back over last Mondays journal entry and actually laughed out loud at how clueless I was to what was coming just a few days down the road.
We got the call.
THE call needs no more elaborating on for those of you in the adoption world. For those of you not familiar with adoption lingo THE call means we received our referral.
Referral: When we are matched with a child and presented with a picture and all their information, including family history, medical information, etc.
For those of you keeping up with our adoption story you realize then that this call came about 6-8 months sooner than expected.
Needless to say, we were SHOCKED.
In a good way. A very good way. Shocked none the less.
Here are some things we know about our little guy:
- His Ethiopian name is Chala
- He is three
- He is tiny for three (28lbs)
- He has an incredible smile
- He likes pancakes
Again, for those of you keeping up with our story, you might remember that we have always said we wanted to adopt siblings. That is what we had said...however, after receiving his referral and hearing his story and taking the time to pray (alot!) we have a peace from the Lord that this is right. He is our son.
We called our agency today and accepted the referral of him.
If you are wondering why I titled this post the way I did, let me elaborate...
When we talked with Ella and Ezra about Chala and showed him his picture we talked about how we were going to give him a new name (and keep part of his Ethiopian name as his middle name) we asked if they had any suggestions.
Ezra said "Football!"
Ella said "Sally!"
There you have it. Our new son, Football Sally.
Yeah. Don't think so.
I can't post photos of him on here until after we pass court (more details to come on that later) but you can take me at my word that he is absolutely precious.
More to come later...