Tuesday, December 29, 2009

REFERRAL!!!!!

Today was THE day. THE call. It was THE day our lives changed. Today we saw the face of our sweet daughter. She is precious and we love her. She is two months old and is described as “a tiny bundle of sweetness!” We can’t post any pictures or her name online, until we pass court. Trust me, she is adorable. Her name begins with an M.

The feeling is surreal. It doesn’t feel like it has really sunk in. We decided to change our referral request from two children to an infant girl the week of Thanksgiving. She was brought to the orphanage on November 26, Thanksgiving Day. As we were thinking about the future of our family and making some big decisions, her birth mother made a very big decision too. We feel God’s hand in all of this and we feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be able to call little Miss M. our daughter.

We will now wait for a court date, which can take one to three months. After we pass court, which might not happen on the first try, we will travel within 2-5 weeks to pick her up. We hope to be holding her and kissing her squishy cheeks within 3-6 months!!!

23 comments:

More Dorrs said...

Congrats! We travel in 2 weeks...let me know if we can take a package or take some pics!

beka
jakeandbeka at hotmail

mhkesler said...

Yay, Katie!! Maybe we'll be traveling together...Isnt' the timing just amazing? As your hearts were changing, God had the perfect plan in place to line it all up.

Can't wait to see her sweet face! Congrats!!

Rebecca said...

this makes my heart so truly happy. congratulations. timing is everything, wow!!! congrats!!!

we'll be there in two weeks as well so let us know about pics!!!

colin.rebecca@gmail.com

Rahel said...

big congrats! that is wonderful news!!!

Rahel said...

big congrats! that is wonderful news!!!

Mark and Heidi said...

YAY!!!!! Oh, Katie! You have been so patient and I am so happy for you!!! Love, Heidi

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Oh how wonderful! So happy for you! Congratulations on your tiny little blessing.
Love, Kristy

paige said...

Hooray!!!! What an excellent end-of-the-year treat for you! Can't wait to see the photos of your little lovely

Lindsey said...

YEAH! That is wonderful news! Maybe we will be in the same travel group together! We still don't have a court date but waiting with fainted breath!

The Busters said...

So happy for you!! Congrats!!

Niemitz said...

Huge Congrats!!!

J Gutwein said...

Congratulations! Love, J

Gail said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Love seeing His plan take shape!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! So excited for you!

The Mrs. said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

Gayla said...

Congrats!!! So fun to see you listed on the FBI Referral/Court Process list today!!!

AprilM said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!! Have a Blessed and Happy New Year, and a precious baby girl on the way!!! Our God is AWESOME!!!!

Tam said...

Oh so happy for you guys!!! Congratulations!!!!!

emily said...

Congrats!! What a gift.

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

congratulations! we're hoping to send in our official application to Gladney in the next few months! (can't do it now due to possible address change! grrr)

so happy for you two, I mean three! :)

Jen said...

Yeah!!!!! What a blessing:)

Mark and Heidi said...

It would be amazing if we traveled together! Have you noticed all the families getting court dates this week. I dare not hope but, oh, please, let our families hear something soon!!! XOXO

Mark and Heidi said...

Trying to stay grounded about getting a court date but people are getting dates so FAST lately! If you're a facebook fan, link up to me so we can share the excitement off the blogs! There's a facebook badge on my blog (right side, scroll down) that you can click on to befriend me.