Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful for THE CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that I finally get to write this post! We got the call TODAY!!! 1.5 hours after I knew Gladney was closed for the holidays. I was having my own little pity party and trying to figure out how I was going to fake my way through the Thanksgiving holiday and pretend I was happy, when inside, I was falling apart. But, God IS good, and knew the exact and perfect time for us to learn about our boy! Of course, yesterday, Mike was home because we were all snowed in, but today... he had a meeting at work that he couldn't miss!!! So, Natalie called me at 11:20 (1:20 in Texas)to tell me our referral was ready!! I instantly called Mike and he talked to his boss and his boss told him to forget the meeting and to head straight home!!!! It was almost an hour till we could call Natalie back. But, we opened up the laptop, sat down as a family in front of the fire, and saw the most BEAUTIFUL boy I've ever seen!!!!! he's 4 years old and perfect!!! Gorgeous, sparkling eyes, and a HUGE dimple up high on his cheekbone, and a smile to melt your heart! He's amazing!!!!! He radiates joy! Of course, we instantly accepted his referral and then I was off to the store to print off all the pictures we got! Have I mentioned yet how cute he is?!?!?! Today was already to be a busy day, as we had a turkey prepped and stuffing to be made to take down to church this evening for the Thanksgiving dinner we were serving. But, while Mike stayed home to keep cooking, I ran out to deliver the news to my precious friend who has walked me through my highs.... and more recently my LOWS in this journey-- and I just had to celebrate with her!! (and.... if I had had the time, and if the roads weren't still covered in snow and ice, I would have piled the whole family in the car and driven all over town showing off our boy to all of our friends and family). But, instead, I headed home, picked up the family, and headed to my parents' house to drop off Grace (she wasn't going to come to serve at the church tonight). So, both kids knocked on their door and my parents opened the door to the kids waving their new brother's pictures and squealing in delight!!! And then.... we got to head to church to show off our boy to our incredible church family!! What a day/night this has been!!!! I don't think I've truly processed it yet. I think I just can't believe that the wait is finally over. Man, it took a toll on my body-- both mentally and physically. But, God carried me through and I know it has been such a refining time for me. Hard, but worth every moment!!

I'm not even focusing on the "what nexts". 3-5 months till court? maybe? Right now, I'm just loving my family and loving my boy!!!!!!

36 comments:

Belleme said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you! God is good! He's turned your mourning into dancing! Praying for a quick process!!

heather said...

tears of pure joy for you!!!!

happy thanksgiving indeed!

now here's to the next steps being SUPER quick. you've definitely "paid in" on the waiting part. ;)

wooooohoooooooo!

Jamie said...

God is so good and His timing is perfect! i began crying with joy after I saw your post on my blog and couldn't click over to your blog fast enough! Enjoy this time and breath again - God has blessed you with your son - the son He had intended for you the entire time. I am SOOOO happy for you and your family! Blessings!!!!!

XOXOX

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

Congratulations!!! What a happy Thanksgiving you will have! Best wishes for a speedy court date!!! Yeah!!!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations!

Niemitz said...

AWESOME!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS:) Happy Happy Happy Thanksgiving it is!!!! Your patience during your wait sure deserves a quick court date!!!!

Brenda

Amber Weiseth said...

Celebrating with you! What a wonderful thanksgiving this will be!

Christy. said...

That is fabulous news!! Congratulations!!!

Laura said...

I am so so happy for you! I have been following your blog and waiting for this day! Happy Thanksgiving!

What house is he in? I have pictures from the last few months at house #2...just in case he might be in some of them!

God bless,

Laura
www.littlehoffman.blogspot.com

Kim Heesch said...

Congrats! What a wonderful Thanksgiving blessing :-)

Aubrey said...

Oh my goodness! I am so excited to see this post and am so happy for you! What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift!

Kathleen said...

Yay!! I just screamed at my husband "they got their referral"! I have been following your blog on that unofficial list I stalk daily and I am SO happy for you! So exciting! Yay!!

Kathleen
ourbrown-eyedgirl.blogspot

Tami said...
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Tami said...

That's wonderful! What an amazing Thanksgiving gift. Congratulations.

Ellen Enright said...

TEARS!!! I'm so so happy!

Jen said...

So much to be thankful for! So excited for you.

Ellen said...

Hooray!! So happy for you!

Karen said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!! WOOT WOOT!! I am rejoicing with you Susie for this precious and wonderful gift!! So very happy for you my friend!!

Brian and Autumn said...

wonderful news!!!!!! so happy for all of you!

Rebecca said...

I haven't commented on this yet?

SQUEE!! That's my excited scream for you guys! I have to say, this Thanksgiving I was extremely thankful for your sweet boy and that he has a family and you all have a son/brother. WOOT! I know he is worth every second you all had to wait to finally see him.

The "W" Family said...

So excited to see your referral news! What a wonderful thanksgiving blessing!

Catherine
(fellow waitlister down at the bottom:)

Karen said...

So very excited for you! Looking forward to following your journey to Ethiopia!!

Mama C said...

SO happy!!! Congratulations to you, your family & your newest addition to your family! How exciting! May the new few months FLY BY!!!! :)

Leslie said...

SOOOOOOOOO.....Happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!

The Busters said...

Yay!!!!! So incredibly happy for your family!!! Huge Congrats!!!!!!

paige said...

Congratulations happy family!!!

Mercy said...

Congratulations!

April Jones said...

YA HOO!!! Can't wait to meet your son!! I pray this next part is speedy Gonzales! :) Loves!!

The Coys said...

Yay - congratulations! That feeling is sooo exciting!

Heather said...

Yahoooooooo!!! Congratulations!!!! What house is he in? We just got home from 6 weeks in Addis... I may have photos of him. If you want, email me privately and I can look. henie@earthlink.net

Angel said...

I am just SO happy for you!!!! I have been waiting and waiting for you to stop being at the top of the list. I look forward to this exciting part of the journey. :-) Angel

Angel said...

I am just SO happy for you!!!! I have been waiting and waiting for you to stop being at the top of the list. What a difficult task this has been. I look forward to this exciting part of the journey. :-) Angel

Lindsey said...

I am so excited for you guys! That is so amazing!

Sarah said...

Love that you got a call AFTER they were closed! Read this post on my phone a while back but couldn't comment from there. Just wanted to say CONGRATS!!! :)

Sarah
http://sarahunderhill.wordpress.com

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Yeaaaa!!!! Congrats!!!!

Ted and Lori said...

I so hope your boy and our girl are friends too. Let's stay in touch. Such sweetness.

 

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