Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Caught off guard

Have you ever gotten a phone call that just took your breath away, left you speechless and stunned? Yesterday that was me.

We figured it would be 4-8 months before we'd hear anything more about our adoption.

When the phone rang at 4pm yesterday I almost didn't answer it because I didn't recogize the number on the caller id. I'm glad I did answer it because it was our social worker telling us she had a referral for us!!!!

18 days- that's how long our papers have been in Ethiopia. And yet here we are, already announcing to all of you that we have received and accepted a referral for a 4 year old boy. We are just overflowing with joy and thanks to the Lord. We kept our age range quite open and had no concern over whether we would receive a boy or a girl, trusting that the Lord would give us exactly what our family needs. And now we are ECSTATIC that we will have another son- and that Peter will have a brother!! Now we have to wait for a court date and when that is final I can share with you a picture of his precious little face!

Thank you for your prayers and for sharing our joy!

6 comments:

Laurie said...

So happy with all of you! Can't wait to see the pic of our new nephew! God is so good!

Michelle said...

that is wonderful!!

Anita said...

What GREAT news! The Lord is good to his people! May all praise, thanks and glory be to Him! So happy for Peter too...a brother!

Continuing to keep you in my prayers, including your 4 year old boy across seas.

Janet said...

AAAHHH!!!! Are you KIDDING me? That is WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL! Please read all you can about older child adoption. It is very different and you need to be as informed as you can!!!

YEAH!!!!!!!

The Edgren Family said...

Oh, Rach! I'm so thrilled for you and the fam! I know Peter is on cloud nine. Praising Him with you!

mary said...

Wow -- after hearing and experiencing so many LONG delayed adoption situations recently, I am amazed and rejoicing at your good news!!! Good for you for keeping your options wide open in terms of age and gender -- will be praying for the upcoming transition for the whole family!!