IT'S A BOY!!!!!
A PRECIOUS MOST AMAZING BABY BOY!!!!
A 2 1/2 month old sweet baby boy
with the most gorgeous big brown eyes!
We are SO BLESSED!
Since we cannot share his photo with you until we officially pass court, we asked our dear friend, Rick, to make us our own Ethiopia ultrasound! I've been saving it to post with our REFERRAL announcement!!!!!
MAY 19, 2011 at 1:51pm
our lives were changed
Yes, you read that right! We actually got THE CALL on THURSDAY afternoon!!! Why have we waited until Saturday to "go public" with our AMAZING news!?!?!?!?
Jeff was out of town (can you believe it!?) when I got the call (details next post)! He spent all Thursday traveling, and worked literally all day and night Friday in Philadelphia. Given this weird travel and work situation, I phoned my family throughout the day Thursday while Jeff travelled (MAJOR bummer for Daddy!), and we tried to conference call his side of the family once he arrived (LATE) in Philadelphia.
He was so jam-packed full on Friday that windows of opportunity to contact other friends and family were very limited for him. So, once again, I got to enjoy phoning friends all Friday and Saturday, while Daddy worked! It was SOOOOOOOO hard for me to not post our glorious news on FB or the blog, but I did not want to steal Jeff's thunder and have the world know before he had a chance to share our news with others personally.
We apologize if we did not get to call you! It is NOT that you aren't important.........it's just that we have been sitting on this MOST WONDERFUL NEWS long enough and are about to EXPLODE with JOY!!!!!
We can wait no longer to share with the world........
WE HAVE A SON!!!!!!
THANK YOU, GOD!!!!!!!
Lord, I am so incredibly sorry for my moments of impatience on this journey. You DO know BEST and your timing IS Perfect! We stare into the face of our ever-precious son and we know that we know that we know that HE is THE CHILD you hand-picked for US!!!!!!
We are OVER THE MOON HAPPY!!!!!
We praise you for your faithfulness, Lord!!! Each time I come to you in prayer to praise and thank you for our son, I am moved to tears. I strive to find a way that captures our gratitude, but no words seem to suffice. A dear friend reminded me that raising our son as best as we can.........and to teach him to know you as Lord of His life.......this is the best way we can say THANK YOU. Lord, you know this is our deepest desire. To love him, cherish him, encourage him, provide for and protect him. But most importantly, we want to teach him to know you intimately and to respect you as Lord of his life. We praise you for the ways in which you are preparing us to do just that.
We love our son, Lord. He is perfect. He is worth every tear cried. Every moment spent waiting.
We love you, Lord. Not just for what you have just given us, but for what you have already done for us~ dying on the cross and creating a way for relationship with our Heavenly Father. But tonight, and these past two days, we humbly come to you with a deep sense of awe and gratitude for this most precious gift of life. Our son's life. How you orchestrated this family will forever amaze us. It will forever remind us of your love, faithfulness, and desire to bless us beyond our wildest imagination!!!!!!
THANK YOU, LORD!