Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's A Boy!

We got our referral today! It's a boy. He's 66.5 inches long and 92 lbs. The labor has been arduous and the delivery ain't over yet.

My cell phone rang at 5:11p (does anyone else find this mildy amusing?) - and even though I saw my social worker's name, I figured she was just calling to tell me why things weren't progressing. It wasn't until I answered and heard her sing songy happy voice that I realized that THIS might be THE call. "Are you ready to receive some emails?"

Um..heck yeah.

Okay...so it's not like most referrals where the parents have no idea what they're getting. I confess that I already knew most of the stuff in the referral. But this call was far from anti-climactic because that awful waiting is over. We are "offically matched" with him. There is now certainty that we're getting submitted when courts re-open. No more paper cuts.

So....

We have arrived at our current destination. Next stop: Waitsville. (Didn't we just leave there?)

1) Court opens Oct 8, we get submitted then.
2) We wait for a court date (estimate 2-4 months).
3) Once we pass court we are officially his parents!
4) We wait for an embassy date (usually 2-4 weeks from court).
5) I travel to Ethiopia to attend the embassy appointment with him and bring him home!

I am praying the impossible: to have him home by Christmas. I know this is unlikely - but I'm convinced that God likes my crazy BIG prayers....so I will continue to pray them! Please join me!


This is happening people. Really happening! Holla!

7 comments:

Jamie Wallace said...

YEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Shannon- said...

I'm doing that penguin happy dance right now!!! Praise Praise Praise!!!

~Seth and Nancy~ said...

yeah!!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

It's been my prayer for a long time..and it will continue to be my prayer till he's home!

Mindy said...

Congratulations!!! Happy Dance! Yay God!

Meg said...

So many people rejoicing and praying. So much closer.

M said...

Ooh that is terrific news, I can't explain in words just how happy I am for you & your family. Praying for a pre Christmas coming home. God Bless!!!