I can honestly say that it has felt like God's hand has been on Hugh Robert's adoption from the very beginning. The way that everything unfolded just felt like it was all in God's perfect timing. Dava had shared with me that Hugh was leaving at the beginning of January. He still had not been matched with a family and she was heart broken. It was around this time that she had started to inundate me with video's and pictures of him that I was sending on to Dan. My heart was saying yes, but I wasn't sure that I could convince Dan that he was meant to be our son. Hugh flew out of Nashville and had a lay over in Chicago on his way back to China. During that layover, Chicago was hit with a snowstorm and his plane was cancelled. He had to stay the night at a local hotel with his guide and 3 other little boys. Dava happened to message me the next day and mentioned that Hugh was stuck in Chicag!! Whoo hoo!!! The only other better place to be stuck would have been Minneapolis. Now, we had not committed to adopting Hugh yet. We were leaning towards it but still didn't know. Anyway, I messaged Dava back and asked if my mom, who lived 20 minutes from O'Hare airport, if she could go to the hotel and meet Hugh. Dava immediately called the adoption agency, who then called me and said absolutely. Now, I had to pray that my mom was not at work! Yep, at 76 years old my mom still works at a physical therapy office. I called and my mom answered and she didn't hesitate. She said she would go immediately! She didn't even know that we were thinking of adopting again but she didn't ask questions then, she knew time was of the essence. Hugh was leaving that day at 3:00! Hey, but the agency guide said that it was still a snow storm. My mom laughed and asked where was she from? Texas? Yep, she is! And it was just flurries at that time, easy peasy! My mom got to the hotel and we talked on the phone as she made her way up to the room. I let her go as she met Hugh. She said he came up to her and said "my nana!" He wanted to be picked up but my mom had breast cancer so she can't lift. She sat down and he crawled up on her lap instead. She said, he went through her purse and was incredibly happy to find some tic tac's. She then called Dan at work and face timed with him, so that he could see and meet Hugh. Dan's co-worker GiGi walked in and said hi to Hugh also. He looked at her and said "hi mama!" Not yet...little one! Then my mom called me and we face timed together. It was wonderful! I love how God works! I love that my mom is and always will be a part of Hugh's adoption story. That she is the one that was able to see and meet him first. I have drilled my poor mom for every detail of her time with Hugh. I almost feel like I was there with them. The hand of God is on this little boy's life story. I can't wait to see what unfolds in the coming years!