Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

Today, after 8.5 months on the wait list, we were introduced to a beautiful, precious three month old girl! She has perfect chubby little cheeks and gorgeous big brown eyes!

We did things a little bit backward, first getting her medical information yesterday and then a referral today. That just seems to fit our process so far :) She has a medical condition that I researched all day yesterday and that had me awake until 3:30am. We knew we wanted to go for it no matter what, but we wanted to be prepared for anything. We had prepared ourselves for worst case scenario yesterday and today we were blown away with how perfect she is! It turns out she may not even need the invasive surgery we had anticipated! God is so good and we are blessed beyond measure!!!!

Anybody have any pictures of our little girl? She's been in Gladney's care since December 8th.

32 comments:

Matt and Kristi said...

Let me be the first one to welcome this little baby girl to the blogging world!!! We are obviously excited beyond measure for all three of you as you are one step closer to being a family all together on one continent. Come over sometime next week and sort through Charlotte's baby clothes with me!

Auntie Laura said...

Congrats!!!! Love you guys so much!

Tam and Kai - NYC said...

WONDERFUL news!!!
I am so happy for your family and wishing you a peaceful and speedy journey to court & travel.

J Gutwein said...

Congratulations!!! Love, J
* We leave the 30th.. if you have time to send a care package; we would be happy to take it.. if you send me her name & picture I would hopefully be able to take pictures for you also. email: jennygutwein@yahoo.com.

Gayla said...

Congrats!!!!

Janel said...

PRAISING GOD FOR THIS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Busters said...

CONGRATS!!!! You have been such a wonderful example of patience and grace through this process. So happy for you!

AprilM said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm so HAPPY for you....God's timing is Perfect....Praying for a speedy court date....Congrats!!!

Lindsey said...

HORRAY!!!! Congratulations!

The H Family said...

What wonderful news--congratulations!!

Belleme said...

YEAH! Congratulations! Hope you get a court date quickly!!

Niemitz said...

Huge Congrats!!!!

teamwestblog said...

Hooray! I am so happy for you guys :)

Kellie and Troy said...

We are so excited for you! I can't wait to see your precious baby girl!

Purvis' said...

Yay! So excited for you.

Heather said...

What wonderful news!!!!!! So very happy for all three of you!!! Praying for a speedy court date! yahooooooooooooooooo!!

Tracy said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!! I'm so happy for y'all! Bask in your good news!

And, yes, God is so good! Praise Him!

Katie said...

This news made my day! What wonderful news. Our daughter has been in Gladney’s care since December 8th also. She is three months old today. I am sure they know each other, as much as they can at 3 months! I hope she doesn’t have to have surgery, but it sounds like you are very prepared if she does. Congratulations!!!!

Amy Bottomly said...

Congratulations!! We got our referral too! :) Your little one sounds precious!!! Yay! Congrats!

Eryn said...

Congrats Lisa! That is awesome news...I am so happy for this new flood of referrals!!

Our daughter has been at Gladney since Dec. 8th too! I wonder if they all came from the same area...Gondar is where our sweetie is from, how about you?

Tam said...

Oh how exciting!! Congratulations!!!!

Wes and Layla said...

This is awesome news! Congratulations!!! :)

The Cornwells said...

Congratulations!

Angie said...

YAY!!! I am super pumped for you both and for her! She has awesome parents!

I love you guys! You made me scream a little at the gym, Lisa :) It was great!

Matt and Kristi said...

Wow Lisa, you sure are getting a lot of comments on your blog... :)

Katie said...

Yes, our daughter is from Gondar too! All three of our daughters must have made the journey to Addis together. Wow!

Melinda said...

Congrats!!! We are so excited for you! :-)

CB said...

So happy for you!!! Praying for a speedy court date!!

emily said...

Awesome news! Congrats.

Maribeth said...

Lisa, I am so thrilled for you guys. This has certainly been a journey for you, and I'm so happy to see it coming full circle! Congratulations.

Tymm said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Shawn said...

Congratulations!!
Email the name of your baby girl, and I will check my camera for photos. trashawnmd@yahoo.com