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Saturday, December 5, 2009

We Have NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I waited to post this until we could contact all of those who needed to know before it "went public". Yesterday afternoon, December 4, 2009 - exactly three months after our dossier was sent to Ethiopia - we received a referral for a beautiful 2 1/2 - 3 year old little boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can't share any more information than that at this point, but wanted to let you all know (all 3 of you who read this blog :o) ) our big news. My head is still spinning!

Today we FedExed all of our signed referral acceptance papers to arrive at our agency on Monday morning. At that point they will begin working on setting a court date. If and when, Lord willing, we pass court the first time (seems there's about a 50/50 chance of passing the first time), we will then schedule our trip to Ethiopia to pick up our little guy. Also, once we pass court, we will then be able to share pictures with all of you!

We appreciate so much your prayers and support throughout this time. It's just so crazy that all of the "maybes" and "what-ifs" are now replaced . . . with a beautiful face!

Some have asked about the kids. Joey and Gracie are just absolutely thrilled. Joey has been obsessed with names for a few months now, so he is really concerned with what his name is going to be. Madie actually cried when she first found out. She has been concerned since the beginning about us traveling to Ethiopia and being away from her for so long (about 7-10) days. But we've talked and reassured her of what is going on and she is excited now. Joshua just keeps asking when the "boy on daddy's competer" is coming! Of course it will be an adjustment for all of us, but right now we are just rejoicing in God's clear blessing and direction for our family!

15 comments:

party of eight said...

awesome! we will be praying! very exciting!

Jess said...

That is so exciting! I am seriously very excited for you and yoru family. I will be praying for this court date!

-Jessica Norcross

Joe Fleener said...

Awesome, fantastic, amazing! We have been praying and will continue. Praise the Lord, for He is good!

Adele said...

Congratulations! It's so neat to see the Lord directing you in this way.

Christy said...

YAY!!!!!!! You know how I feel....we've already "chatted"! but, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liz Shelford said...

Crying from sheer joy for the great news! We will be praying the little one all the way to your arms!!!

Liz Shelford said...

I'm crying from sheer joy for you and your entire family!! Now, we will continue to pray for the details and for the little one to reach your loving arms!!

Nate, Kris, Adrianna and Natalie said...

So thrilled for you guys!!! Will be praying that everything goes through if this is God's will - can't wait to see his adorable face. :)

Esther said...

Yay! Thanks for the update - and for drawing attention to it. I do check here, but I must admit I kinda rely on fb to alert me. So excited for you guys. Praise God for His leading you in this and for His continuing direction!

Robin said...

Sarah and Jo,
That is really exciting news. Praise God for bringing your family and this child together, Lord willing. Will be looking forward to hopefully seeing pictures when you pass court.

Alicia said...

How terrifically wonderful and exciting! Keep us posted as the Lord works!

kelbel said...

Sarah,
I am screaming!!! That is so awesome!! God is so God. I can't wait to meet you and the little guy!!

ruth said...

Wonderful! Praise the Lord! Can't wait to hear that everything is final, and see the pictures!

Bridget said...

Wonderful!! So happy for you guys. And so happy for that little boy who's getting amazing family.

Andrew and Esther Brunk said...

We are rejoicing with you! So excited for you to bring him home to his forever family. Praying for you.