Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Praise Jesus! We're going to CHINA!!!

Yes, you read it ladies and gents, we're going to China! After 97 days we received the call about our RA today at 2:34! Brian and I were in the car together when the phone rang. It was a 703 area code and I got so excited! All I could say was "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh". When I answered, it was our new Family Coordinator, Stephanie and she said "Well, I have some exciting news...." And thats when I lost it! I kind of wrote off the idea of getting it this week because our agency got ONE on Monday and they usually just get them once a week, as far as I know. She said "isn't it ironic since we were just talking about this yesterday?". I thought...."no, its Jesus!" So basically what happens now is they overnight us some paperwork, we over night it back, they send it to China and then we wait a little bit more. She said anywhere from 2-6 weeks before getting our TA but with Chinese New Year coming up there's no telling. China closes down for 2 weeks starting Feb.7 for CNY. So let's pray they want to clean off their desks and get us a super speedy TA. So maybe early March before we can go???? But we can pray for sooner, right? Anyway, China says Yes and we get to go get our sweet child very soon! The end is in sight!!!!!!

Thank you, Lord!! We're coming Adiah!!

15 comments:

Jeanette said...

So after getting your email I had to "run" on over to your blog to get the details! So awesome!!! I got a call from our agency today too and like you after seeing the area code and the caller id, for a brief moment, I thought maybe by some miracle they would say "I don't know how this happened but we have a baby for you!" I think things like that only happen in my wildest dreams. Our FC was just calling to check in on us. Very sweet but you know... Anyway, I will be praying that every single step from now until Adiah is placed in your arms will move quickly and smoothly. I know you will but keep us updated!!! Any celebration plans tonight?

Love ya!!!
Jeanette

Rebekah said...

Congrats, thats so exciting! Can't wait to see that precious girl...

Britney K said...

I can't wait for you to have this little one here! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! I am SO excited for you guys and I LOVE that you and Brian were together! I LOVE YOU!

Denise said...

As I said on Tina's blog...hooray!! You are one step closer to your daughter! I was so hoping that we would all get our RA's together, but God's plan is not my plan...when am I going to get that?

Jacinda said...

How exciting for you!

Tina said...

I was wondering if you'd get yours today too! I'm so excited! Since we are on the west coast I got the call at work at about 11:30 so the rest of the day at work was pretty shot! I couldn't wait to come home!!! It just is SO REAL now! Early March will come quickly and should be a good time to go! Hoping we go together! Can't remember, are you taking the kids?
Congrats!
Tina

Kim, Aaron, Jake, and Jack said...

YAY!!! I answered when Brian called to talk to Aaron yesterday morning, and I had asked him when yall might get the call, and he said ya just never know. Well...IT CAME!!! I am so excited for yall! This is great news! I can't wait to read more and hear the latest! Love yall. So happy for you guys!

Jenn said...

Yeah!! How exciting!!!

Tina said...

I could not sleep either! This is just as, or maybe more, exciting as getting our referral! We are taking the kids with us and yes, it is expensive. We are scrounging right now trying to come up with the rest of it but since Kennedi is older we want the kids to be there to help with the transition. We'll make it work. I packed up her care package last night and we are sending it off today, can't wait for her to get it!
Have a great day!
Tina

Julie said...

Yea!!! I know you are all on cloud nine! March - wow - you better get packing! We'll be across the world, getting our little ones around the same time! :)

Jenna said...

That is just wonderful!! I hope you are holding your daughter soon.

Denise said...

Go to my blog for a surprise!

Felicia said...

Congratulations! I can tell from your writing that this has been a long awaited call for your family. I'm so happy for you and knowing you will see you little girl so soon!

Julie said...

We are so excited for you guys! Our home group has praying you would hear something soon and now you are a step closer. Adiah is a very blessed child!

luv, Steve & Julie

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