November 21, 2007

“Who has dreamt about you”

Posted in All ahead to adoption at 11:52 am by Erin

It was the call.

It was every bit as amazing as I could have dreamed about.  The phone buzzed in my pocket and I looked at the number.  It wasn’t even the area code of our agency but somehow I knew as soon as I saw it.  It was Ms. IU, who said "I have a little boy I’d like to tell you about," and I immediately started shaking and crying.  I managed to talk through the conversation, though I probably only took in about half of the information that she gave me.  And then I got off the phone and sobbed.  My friend Courtney was there since we took our boys to the zoo this morning–we had just finished lunch–and she sobbed with me.  I drove home very carefully to get the e-mail and see his picture and read all there was.

He may be 2 1/2 or may be younger–he’s not any older than that.  He is 22 lbs and 32" tall.  He has some medical issues that we can likely accept, though we will have a pediatrician check out the information that we have.  We know a ton of information about his family.

And his name means "Who has dreamt about you".  It was given to him by his mother, with whom he lived until three weeks ago.  I couldn’t have asked for anything better.  All this time, I’ve prayed that he would be with his family as long as possible, because I wanted him to be with the people who most loved him.  We will almost definitely get to meet them when we go to Ethiopia to get him.

J is at work and so I forwarded him everything after calling to tell him he was going to be a daddy again.  I showed his picture to P and told him that was his little brother (in retrospect, it might have been better to wait, but I wasn’t exactly thinking clearly).  His immediate response was "Why is he that color?"  I told him that that was the color of people in Ethiopia, just like some of his friends who are from Ethiopia (which we’d talked about before, but it clearly hadn’t stuck).  He said "Oh.  He’s so cute!  Look at his cute smile–it’s just like this" and imitated the expression on his face.  And then I started crying again and hugged him so tightly.

I have another son.  Another adorable, perfect son.  I am the luckiest of women to have been so blessed.



  1. Dawn said,

    Oh, Erin!!! That’s your SON!!! I am sooo glad the agency was open today and you were able to get the wonderful news without having to endure such a wait until Monday.
    Wow. Do you know when you’ll travel?

  2. May said,

    Oh, my goodness. Congratulations, many many many times over! He’s adorable!
    I am so very happy for you and your family today. What a delight to read this post.

  3. electriclady said,

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! He is beautiful and you must be so ecstatic to be a mother again.

  4. DD said,

    Oh, Erin, I am crying, too. He is so handsome! His brother has some stiff competition in the Cute Department.
    Many blessings, my dear friend.

  5. sky girl said,

    What wonderful news. I couldn’t be happier for you. He is beautiful.

  6. Krista said,

    What a gorgeous little boy! Erin this is terribly exciting, when do you think you’ll get to travel.

  7. Erin O' said,

    YAY!!!! He is beautiful, and looks healthy. I am so very happy for you guys, and cannot wait to hear more! I would love to hear his name! Talk about having something to be grateful for!

  8. Samantha said,

    I am so happy for you!

  9. beagle said,

    Congratulations! How wonderful!

  10. thalia said,

    oh I’m so pleased. Congratulations!

  11. thalia said,

    oh I’m so pleased. Congratulations!

  12. lucky#2 said,

    Oh, I am sobbing sitting here looking at your beautiful son! What amazing news for this holiday…you certainly have a lot to be thankful for! Congrats!

  13. My Reality said,

    Congrats, Erin!!! He is adorable!

  14. Amanda said,

    ERIN!! Your son…wow…I am crying here and so thrilled for you. Please send details (any that you can share) to my home addy.

  15. Jitters said,

    OH MY!!! This is amazing! Congratulations!! I can not stop looking at his picture!

  16. DinoD said,

    He has the most beautiful eyes. Congratulations Erin.

  17. Donnie said,

    Every day I’ve logged into my feeds to see if your call has arrived. What a wonderful time of year to recieve such a blessing.
    He’s gorgeous. Those eyes! How wonderful.
    Congratulations, friend. I’m so so happy for you.

  18. Amy said,

    Oh Erin, he is amazing!!! I can’t wait until you can actually bring him home. I can only imagine how long your Thankful list is today! Congratulations to all of you!

  19. JessPond said,

    I’m SO happy for you!!! What a Thanksgiving you must be having! WOW!

  20. Artblog said,

    What a sweet face he has! fantastic news hon!

  21. Shanna said,

    Erin, I just saw this now and tears are welling up in my eyes. Your SON! And what a lucky life he has had so far! I hope the medical issues are all manageable, and you get to meet his birth (and until-now) family, and you can stay in touch with them as long as possible. And….your SON! Your second son! P’s little brother! YAY!

  22. Lisa said,

    I am so incredibly happy for you and your family! What a wonderful way to celebrate this special holiday!

  23. Mel said,

    Erin, you’re making me bawl. This is fantastic news. Congratulations!!!

  24. Suz said,

    This is amazing and wonderful. A son. Congratulations!

  25. Mutha said,

    I found your link in another blogger’s blog roll. We adopted this year and I’m a PCOSer, too. I know what you are feeling right now and it’s tremendous!! Congrats to you and enjoy the journey!

  26. Courtney said,

    Congratulations! What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift! You must be thrilled and we are all thrilled for you! YAY!

  27. GZ said,

    He is gorgeous Erin. Wow. Congratulations.

  28. Rebel said,

    Oh Erin I am just exstatic for you sweetie!!! I just knew that things were going to start to jump for you!! Looks like you will be heading to get your new little man soon!!! Congrats!!!!

  29. elizabeth said,

    Congratulations, Erin! He is beautiful!

  30. Kelly said,

    Just beautiful!

  31. JJ said,

    So many smiles…SUCH great news=)

  32. artsweet said,

    So beautiful. I’m so thrilled for you. Those eyes are just drown-in-able!

  33. Christy said,

    Oh my goodness!!! Just look at those eyes … they are amazing. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  34. Erin said,


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