Thursday, November 20, 2008

We got the call!

We have some wonderful news to share !! Yesterday morning at 7:40am we received a call from our family coordinator telling us that a baby boy is waiting for us in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!! We received a picture and his name - he is too cute! For legal reasons, we can't share his picture or name until the Ethiopian courts approve our adoption. Please pray for this happen soon, because we cannot travel to pick him up until it does. We should be traveling in 8-12 weeks, depending on when we pass court.

In the meantime, we will be receiving updates from the orphanage and hopefully more pictures to stare at! Please be praying for God to protect our little guy, keeping him safe, healthy and loved.

Thank you so much for all of your support, prayer and friendship through this whole process. We have definitely felt loved!

So I just reread this post and realized that it totally does not communicate the absolute JOY that we are feeling right now. I don't words or exclamation marks can quite express our emotions at the moment or communicate the various WONDERFUL responses we have received from our dear, dear family and friends as we have shared our news. Many tears, hugs, and shouts. Thank you for celebrating with us! God is good!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Still waiting...

...word on the street is "before the end of the month"...but who knows?

God is good and we are still waiting.

Friday, November 7, 2008

In a daze

For some reason I have been quite out of it this week. Maybe the election, maybe the weather, maybe the overwhelming kindness of our friends and family, definitely waiting to find out who Baby Reno is.

We did not get our referral before Nov. 1st but God is still good and still in control and will still provide. My friend Tawny and her husband sent us a financial gift and the most encouraging note last week...before we even knew if we were going to have to pay extra. I was so encouraged and so blown away and so amazed by how God works in unexpected ways. And THEN when Chris and I came back from Tahoe (we spent the weekend with my family which was great) the Johnson family gave us another gift. Crazy! It was almost as if God was reassuring us that fulfilling our desire to bring our baby home is a priority.

These gifts from these dear people brought to mind all of you who bought t-shirts and gave towards our adoption. We are so thankful for you! It is a glorious mystery to see God's people give and give freely and without being forced to give.