Monday, March 28, 2011

one HUGE step closer

Our PRAYERS have been turned into PRAISE!  

After 10 months of waiting to hear whether or not we would be approved to be adoptive parents from Rwanda, Africa we are overflowing with JOY and THANKSGIVING upon receiving our letter of approval!

We have been supported in so many ways, by so many people and we have been humbled and brought to tears through endless acts of sacrifice.  We give our thanks to you and to our Father in heaven who without, none of this would have been possible!

Our request was for a boy and a girl between 1 and 4 years old.  We will see what our referral brings.  We are expecting approximately a 2 month wait and after we get our referral, we will travel!  Yes, that is, to RWANDA to BRING our children HOME... I'm a little excited... just a tad!

Please continue to pray for us and pray for the other families in process... some are waiting for approvals, some for referrals, some are arriving home tomorrow with their children and other families are there now! 

God is good:)

Remember those empty chairs in our Christmas card picture?  
They will be filled before we know it!


16 comments:

The Waggoners said...

Wonderful news!!! So how long til a referral?

Courtney said...

whoo-hoo!!!!! hip hip hooray!!!

becoming 7 said...

we are expecting about a 2 month wait for the referral (according to our letter)... we have seen some more quickly and some take longer, so we will see! we have to sign the Adoption Act so we will travel as soon as we can make plans after we get the referral!

The Waggoners said...

Okay. I thought it said a two month wait AFTER your referral came.

Amber said...

Rejoicing with you! God is good and His timing is perfect! Blessings as you continue this amazing journey:)

Christa said...

SOOOOOOO excited for you. Hope those referral's come quickly.

KLTTX said...

Congratulations on your approval. We are 8 months waiting today.

Miranda said...

Excited and happy for you guys! We will continue to pray!

Kimberly said...

Oh, so, SO exciting! Congratulations! I'll be praying for your kids-to-be as the sisters prayerfully consider which ones God meant for your family. Happy, happy day!

My Chick Chat 247 said...

Such great news! I am thrilled for you and your family.
blessings,
becca

Nadia said...

Im so excited for you all. Im in tears and praising God with you. I love you all. Cant wait to meet them

Hollie said...

Yayyyy!!! It is so wonderful hearing everyone's great news. Best wishes for a speedy referral:)

mary leigh said...

wahoooo!
we'll start painting our airport signs now!

Kelsey said...

AWESOME!!!

Laura said...

Yea!!! We are DTR the same week so I am super excited!!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

This is VERY exciting! I'm a friend of Caroline Ingle's (also an AC grad, but I beat her by many years!!) and she sent me your blog link! Wishing you the very best and speedy processes! (We have brought home 2 girls from China, so while the process is somewhat different, the emotions are the same) Lucy