Friday, April 29, 2011

The Biggest Detail of THE CALL!!

Okay, I was going to do a longer post, but I'm completely worn out, so there will be at least a part 3 (and possibly 4 or 5) to the referral story.

But, I don't want to leave you hanging any longer about her age! The big unknown we've had since going on the wait list requesting a girl anywhere in the 0-30 month range:

She's 30 months old! A perfect two and a half!

She's adorable with beautiful eye lashes and a really sweet smile (All along I'd prepared myself that when we got the referral and saw the first pictures of our daughter she may not be smiling because I'd seen solemn referral pictures from other people who had very smiley kids once they got them home! But she is smiling in a few of the pics!).

It took about 25 minutes after hanging up the phone with our caseworker for the surreal to wear off and with that came the momma bear feeling of "I want her home!"

We love her already and are daring to pray for the huge miracle that we get a court date before the Ethiopian courts close for the rainy season from early August until early October. If it doesn't happen (and it is really, really a long shot), God is still good, and His ways are not our ways, they are better than anything we could dream for ourselves! Three years ago if you'd told me I'd be staring at a picture right now of a 2.5 year old Ethiopian girl that it took my husband and I about .5 seconds to say "Yes! We don't need days to decide. We want her as our daughter!" I would have said that's crazy, but again, God's plans! We know God can do big things and even wants us to ask Him for big things, so we are daring to pray for a court date this summer!

24 comments:

  1. Honestly can't tell you how happy I am not only for all of you, but for her too. What an incrediable family she is getting!!

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  2. I am so thrilled for you all! I'm sure this will be a VERY memorable day. Lots of prayers coming your way about that court date.

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  3. Congratulations! Such great news for us all! Can't wait to see her face!

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  4. Again - a huge congrats to you all! Hoping you bring her home SOON!

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  5. Congrats!!!!! Hoping you can bring her home soon!!

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  6. So excited for y'all... and praying you somehow get that court date in before the rainy season!

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  7. Yay! Congrats! This is amazing news :-)

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  8. I am so happy for you! I will be praying for the court date!

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  9. Such wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family!!

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  10. Oh my gosh!!!! I can't believe I didn't check my blog list this morning and am just reading about your referral now. I seriously am screaming out in joy!!! Wow!! I am SO happy for you! Congratulations!!! I wish I was where you are so I could hug you!

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  11. Congratulations!!! Very exciting!!

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  12. Congratulations!! That is so exciting. I wonder if we have any pictures of her from our trips in the fall?! email me at enroutetoethiopia at gmail dot com if you want to check!! I'm so happy for your family!
    -Renae

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  13. Oh, I'm so happy for you! I remember praying the same bold prayers for a court date before the rainy season last year! I'll pray the same prayer for you!

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  14. Congrats!!!! I just got home from Ethiopia-- I might have pictures of your girl!!!! :) If you want to email me.... I'll let you know.
    suzi_little @ hotmail.com

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  15. Wonderful! I'd go crazy with the waiting and wondering. Praying that you get things done before the courts close!

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  16. God is Good! Congratulations!!!!
    Praying things go quickly for you!

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  17. Wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  18. congratulations!!! wooohooo! hoping for a super fast court date!

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  19. Awesome! Congratulations!!!

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  20. Dare to pray it! I will pray it too. I know God wants us to ask for the big things!

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  21. Congratulations!!! We just came home in November with our now nearly two year old girl... I wonder if she was in the toddler room with your baby girl?! If you want to send me a photo I can look through all my photos to see if we met her. henie@earthlink.net

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