Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WE ARE LEAVING!!!!!!!!!!

So we got the call this morning after I had given up the hope to travel the first week of May! Kristen called and said we can travel next week!!!!!!!! Our Embassy appointment is May 12th, we will meet our son on May 10th! We will finally after 2 years hold our baby boy! I am still shaking with excitement and overwheming panic! We leave in less than a week, God is amazing how he makes things work! A friend of mine that is also adopting from the same agency sent me the following scriptures last night after I had emailed her that it is God's plan not mine, I have told myself that through this whole journey and was going to keep reminding myself:

"He told them, 'You don't get to know the time. Timing is the Father's business.'" - Acts 1:7

"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." - Proverbs 19:21

So unbelievably true and I can't believe I had not run across these scriptures before this. God's plan is so great and perfect! Oh and more great news, this same friend will also be travelling with us! We will get to hold our baby boys together and meet them for the first time together! God puts the perfect people in our paths at the perfect time.

There is so much to do and literally so little time! Ethiopia here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


jamullins said...

Congratulations!!! So excited for you. It's about time, huh!?!
Can't wait to see pics of you holding your precious boy. I will keep you in my prayers!

Cheri said...

If you get into Ethiopia on Sat. night (or before) BEG THEM to let you meet your son on Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last year we were in Ethiopia over Mother's Day and begged our in country (and US staff) to let us meet our daughter on Mother's Day. We too had paperwork problems and waited 11 months with our referral. It was the BEST Mother's Day present (and my 1st mother's day) EVER!!!!!!

We didn't use AWAA but it seems like most in-country staff is a little hesitant to let people meet their children early. However because we waited 11 months we were granted our wish!! :)


Shanon & Tim said...

We are so happy for you!! I was really hoping we could be travel buddies but we are so overjoyed that you get to pick up your little one! Can you take a care package for us!!
The Brakefields

Hollands said...

Wooooo hooooo! This is incredible news, and I'm completely excited for you. Enjoy this awesome adventure. It's almost time to go!

Ben and Linda said...

SO excited for you!!!!!!!!!!! We will be traveling buddies!!!! Can't wait to share this part of the journey with you.

Linda Trevino

beBOLDjen said...

So excited for you guys!!!