If you've been reading the blog you know that just before Christmas (when we were #1 on the AGCI infant boy wait list) I found the mom who was #2 on the infant boy wait list and she lived just up the road from me right here in my city in Kentucky! So close that we shop at the same Kroger!
Soon after we "found" each other, Angie (I affectionately call her #2), was talking to her extended family about our unique situation when her sister in law ran upstairs to get something. When she came back down she was holding a scrap of paper that said "Rusty and Cristie C." on it. She said "is this them?" Angie confirms and she explains that her dental hygienist had given her our names back in October. She was getting her teeth cleaned and mentioned that her brother and his wife (Matt and Angie #2) were adopting from Ethiopia. The hygienist, who happened to be my good friend Susan, said "oh I have a friend who is adopting from Ethiopia too!" and wrote down our names and phone number for her to pass along. Well the paper was forgotten about until she heard the story and the name rang a bell.
So come to find out that the Lord has been trying to put us together for a while now! Who would have thought that two families living in KY would both be using an agency in Oregon to adopt infant sons from the same country AND be back to back on the waiting list??? And we found each other just in the nick of time before we both lost our minds!
Thank you Lord for my new BFF Angie! What a gift she has been to me!