Saturday, May 21, 2011

WE GOT THE CALL!!!!!!!!


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!!!!!  

And-it-is-FINALLY-time!!!!!!

MAY 19, 2011 at 1:51pm 
our lives were changed 
FOREVER!!!!

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!                                                   
 AMEN.  




28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby, Auntie Norma, Uncle Bobby and cousins Matt and Scotty can't wait to meet you! We pray that the process goes swiftly and that you arrive safely into the loving arms of your mommy and daddy who love you so and who have been waiting so long for you!

Karen said...

Is this for real????? I am sitting here with goosebumps and tears! Finally, finally, finally - I've been waiting for this day right along with you! So incredibly happy with you. The Wistroms are celebrating with you tonight! Can't wait to see his pictures - we pray you pass court quickly - with love, Karen Wistrom

Erica said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Congratulations! So very very happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am soooo happy for you guys! I can't imagine your excitement!!! Will pray for a fast court date for you! How sweet he's so tiny too! It's been a long time since I've seen one so young on the group!! Congratulations mom and dad! Katie Reaser

Angi: Tim Cooper said...

Praising God with you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you all!!

Christy. said...

So, so pumped for you!!! Congrats!! I can't wait to see your sweet son's face!

Joe and Deanna said...

Yahooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord! Congratulations momma and pappa :) We can't wait to hear more about it as you come to know him better yourself.

So when is your court date? You probably don't know that yet eh? Well, we are so excited for you guys!

Deanna and family

*Overflowing* said...

My beautiful, precious friend...CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am in tears...I can't wait to see his precious face!!!

Reminds me of when Cana's 'call' came. Paul's 2nd business trip EVER and he was in Philadelphia (ironically enough!!!) Thankfully his work paid for him to come home that night so we could sign our LOA the next morning! It took me over an hour of like 1,000 calls to finally get a hold of him!

Ohhhh, I am soooo happy for you guys!!!!! Praise you Jesus!!!

Dan and Chrissy said...

Oh my goodness SO HAPPY for you guys!!!!! Congratulations Debb and Jeff : ) Looking forward to seeing pics of your handsome little guy soon!!

Kelly said...

Praise the Lord!!! I kept coming back to your blog the last few days hoping to see this post! I am sooooo happy for you guys!! This is so exciting! :) I'm going to be smiling all day long now! :)

The Davidsons said...

Congratulations Debb and Jeff!!! I was so completely thrilled to read your news this morning!!! I'm so excited that you will be in a new category on "the list". I pray that you are headed for court soon and pass quickly!! Can't wait until you can post pictures!! Love it, love it, love it!!!

Christina said...

I am so very happy for you. My heart jumped in my throat when I saw your YG message. I am praying for a quick court date.

Nate and Pam said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooooooooo excited for you!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see your first family picture together!!!!!! ~Pam~

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are full of happiness for you guys! GOD is so amazing and his will is perfect! We will pray that you will pass court very soon.

Mary, Todd & Emi

erica said...

Debb!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO excited for you, and I am celebrating with you over here in Ohio!!!! Praise God for His faithfulness - He DOES keep his promises, always. We wish you His nearness, love, peace and strength as you wait to meet your precious little boy. Can't wait to see his picture and hear more about him!!! HALLELUJAH for one less orphan!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Rescued via Grace said...

Oh, my!!! What a great announcement!!! Praise our Father for this addition to your family! We are so thankful also to share in your excitement on this road and grateful for the blessing it is to witness families being formed before our very eyes through adoption. I mean it! It is so wonderfully encouraging!!
Blessings to you all! We cannot wait to see your son's precious face!! :) :)

Candace

The B3+ said...
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The B3+ said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you!!! I read your post and had goose bumps!! Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness! Praying the court processes go quickly and smooth. Blessings to you...all 3 of you!

Alison said...

YAY, Debb!!!! Oh my goodness, I am so happy for ya'll! Praise God that ya'll have a precious SON!!! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to hear more about him! YAY!!!! :)

Lari said...

Congratulations!

Doug and Danielle said...

Praise the Lord! Can't wait to see his precious face!
Danielle

Heather said...

Gosh, I am overwhelmed by your news. Congratulations and God Bless. This is amazing. The journey blows me away every day. It's beautiful, joyful and the most challenging thing I have ever done and I wouldn't change a thing. The love and abundance is overwhelming and I am so thrilled you and Jeff will experience it as well.

Love, heather

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I've been following your journey on your blog, and, even though I don't know you in 'real' life, I've got tears of happiness running down my face right now. I know you've already been doing some nesting, but, enjoy the nesting X 100 that will be happening over the next little bit before your son comes home.

Congratulations again on this incredibly joyful news.

April said...

There is nothing like that call! Congrats Deb!!!! Your post reminded me of our call and the miracle that is our kids!! :)

Darcee said...

CONGRATULATIONS DEBB!!!!!!! SOOoooooooooooo INCREDIBLY happy for your BEAUTIFUL family!!!! WEHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! PRAISE GOD! I just couldn't wait to see this post - in tears! ♥ I will be PRAYING him HOME!! ♥

CONGRATS!!

Trev and Shan said...

Congratulations, Marquez Family!!! We are SOOOOOO SOOOOOOOOO excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see his sweet little face! So when do you get to go see him? And when will you finally be bringing him home?? We will keep our prayers coming! Congrats, again!!

Kristin said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Praising God with you over this precious little one! A son, a beautiful son.....God is good! I can't wait to see his adorable little face!

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