Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wrong Number

Yesterday morning as I was starting up the dishwasher, my phone rang.

Remember this post from January? I gave you a glimpse into the day to day life of this mom-to-be.......a mama who is waiting for the call that will bring the news of our baby.

Anyway, back to yesterday. My phone rang and I sprinted like a mad woman walked calmly into the office to answer it. The number wasn't familiar, but the area code matched that of our Social Worker.

My heart was pounding all the way up in my throat. I was
this close to throwing up.

I answered it.........and it was an old man asking for Cheryl.

Wrong number.

No this is NOT Cheryl's phone. This is Rachel. I told him. What I really wanted to say was Sir, you do realize you almost gave me a heart attack? I am waiting for the call that will change our lives!

As we were saying good-bye, he said to me, God bless you, Rachel.

After we hung up, I got all teary-eyed. It took everything in me not to throw myself onto the ground and burst into a full out pity party.

That sweet old man's phone number slip-up made me realize how much I miss our baby. How much I long to know who he is. How much I crave to have our little one here with us. It's now been over 9 months since we began our adoption process and I just WANT MY BABY!


I take comfort in the fact that our dear Lord has already planned when He will bless us with that special call. We are incredibly blessed to be on this journey.....but it's just REALLY hard.

If you have a sec, say a little prayer for us, friends. That He grants us patience and trust and that our call comes soon.

Oh, and please pray for no more wrong numbers. ;-)


  1. Hang in there Rachel. Your call will come (soon). Until then you have many people praying for you, and hoping that today is the day.


  2. Rachel,

    The blessing in all this is that once your baby is home, not a moment will go by that you do not appreciate to the fullest.

    The waiting is really hard, but there are so many people praying for you and supporting you and who understand. The call is coming!


  3. I can't even imagine how hard it is to wait for that phone call! I guess it's kind of like a pregnant woman waiting to give birth x 1,000! Your in my prayers :)

  4. What a totaly roller coaster of emotions in those few minutes. And I totally GET IT. I'm praying for your continued strength during the wait and for SURE no MORE wrong numbers!

  5. Hang in there...when that call finally comes it will be worth every minute :)

  6. I can relate in my own way... It is going to happen...and soon. It is such a tough season...but stay strong in the Lord. Stay close to Him & your hubs...


  7. Sorry about the wrong number getting your hopes up, but so sweet that he said God Bless you at the end of the conversation:) Praying that your call with come soon.

  8. Don't worry, timing is everything. Maybe your baby hasn't been born yet and God knows that's the one for you so you have to wait a little while longer.

    My parents had been living in Korea for 2 years before they adopted me. The idea had crossed their minds, but it was never pursued. Right before my maternal grandmother died, she told my mom that she needed to know the joy of having a daughter. My mom thought she was crazy, but within a month of her dying, they brought me home. We really do believe that I was made just for my family and the timing of my grandmother's passing and my birth were all in God's plan.

    Keep your chin up, the call WILL come!

  9. Thanks for your sweet comment on our blog!!!

    I was honestly shocked on Monday when we got the call and it was hard to be patient and wait until the IAP reviewed everything with us before we could even be "matched."

    Hang in there... It was only a few days ago when i thought this day would never come. I just know that your day will come soon for you too.
    It WILL happen and I will be celebrating with you when it does!!!

  10. I am praying for you. I can only imagine how hard this wait is for you. You know it will be worth it, that doesn't make it easier. Just know you have a whole lotta bloggy friends that will hold your hand when you need it.

  11. Rachel, I don't have an understanding of what you are going through but I am praying for you. For God to supply you with patience, peace and endurance. Love you!

  12. I don't think that wrong number was a mistake. I think that sweet dear man was a messenger to remind you that you are in His hands and that your time will come soon.

    Take care of yourself. We are all with you on this wait and are here to rejoice with you when that phone call comes in from your social worker!

  13. You sweet thing. I'm so sorry. Those stinking wrong numbers!
    I will pray for you and that sweet sweet babe to come HOME soon!

  14. Aw, honey! I almost had a heart attack reading it...seeing that the area code was the same...oh my.

    You are definitely in my prayers - I can't imagine what a tough time it is, having your patience stretched to its very limits - but you and your baby will be together very soon, in His perfect time.

  15. Oh - I remember doing the same thing the weeks before my social worker called. I decided to put a distinct ring tone on her number so that I could avoid running to the phone. And then when she called, I didn't even hear the phone ring.

    It will come soon!!! And it will be perfect.

  16. Oh wow. I can't imagine. The anticipation! Prayers for peace and patience...


  17. Thanks for your sweet comment!
    I can only imagine what you're going through! We'll soon be going through it ourselves though..
    I'm sure that the 9 month marker is pretty huge when you're waiting for your baby! That's just the natural waiting time, you know?
    Although, its pretty cool to think that he is probably being born right now or recently anyway.
    So actually, you're already a mommy! You just don't know his little face yet. Soon :)

  18. That baby, YOUR baby, feels the same way, even if he doesn't know it yet. He longs to know you and love you the way you already love him. And when you are all together as a family it will be worth the waiting, and I can't wait for that day. I am praying for it to come very, very soon.

  19. We totally understand! We're on month 15 of waiting. We get nervous when we see an e-mail from our agency, but lately those have just been about paperwork that is expiring. Praying for you and for Baby O's and for his foster family in Korea.

  20. Oh, Rachel, my heart breaks for you. I can't even comprehend what the waiting is like, but I will most definitely pray for you!

  21. Praying for you, Rachel...I can't wait until you get to hold your sweet little baby in your arms.

  22. Father God, I pray for Rachel this morning and ask that you give her peace in her waiting. That you will bless her day and allow her to enjoy this time of preparation until she receives her little one. Amen

  23. oh rach - bless your heart. praying for you sweet friend!

  24. Rach!! You poor thing! We are praying for you, Josh and Baby O constantly and can't wait to hear the big will happen, as you know, at precisely the right time for all of you!

  25. "I just WANT MY BABY!" Girl, I laid in bed with my DH a couple nights ago. We had just got done with all of our prayers and I said to him... "I know this is all in God's time, I know that His will will be done, I know that He finishes what HE starts, and He follows through with His promises... I know all of that and have faith that we will have our son soon, BUT... I JUST WANT MY BABY" Then I cried...

    I know how you feel. Keep the faith..

  26. The waiting is the hardest part. The call will come soon.... We are praying for you guys. God has a plan and when it is time you will get the call....

  27. Rach--

    I tried to post yesterday on my i-Touch but that word verification would not work for me.

    I agree with a previous poster, that phone call was meant to be and not a wrong number. Totally the Lord's doing. :) (((RACH))) The Lord has a baby for you, and we will rejoice with you when that awesome day comes! I will pray that the day is very near (very, very near). HUGS!





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