Monday, August 25

i could scream...

because I am so excited!!!
Just kidding, I have been screaming. And squealing. And giggling. And definately crying!

This morning I received an email from our wonderful social worker stating that our fingerprints had been cleared! Yes, that's right. We are in the clear. Justin doesn't have to go back. Our homestudy is done!

Hip hip hooray!!!

For the first hour, all I could say between the tears and giggles was "Thank you, sweet Jesus!" This has definately been a struggle. I never would have imagined that we would work on paperwork for over one year! But the Lord is faithful and provides grace and mercy to all -- and has pulled me closer even still to his overflowing heart. God is good! Soo good!

I was on my way to lunch today (I was mostly done crying by then) and thought perhaps a song on the radio would help distract me. In case you were unaware, crying while driving is not the best option. Well, I turn on the radio and there's a song playing (of course) and I listen to the words and it went something like this...

"Because He is a loving and just and merciful God...
and all the children in Africa are His..."

I kid you not! So, there I am, pulling into Double Daves and blubbering all wet faced and sure to embarass my lunch companion. But I didn't care because it's true.

I'm saving my next post, which will be my 50th...for a great entry. Look for some great news sometime next week (I'm guessing).


P.S. For those not in our blog community, we'll be sending out a letter of sorts to friends and family to let them know the good news. We need a great pic for gimmie some ideas of how to let everyone know. My best idea is matching Tshirts that say "we've been waitlisted"...but I'm not thrilled with it. I need your help!!


Michael and Michelle said...

So does this mean you will be a number soon!!!!! WooooHoooo!!
I am more than happy for you guys!!! This is so great!! Praise God! I can't wait to hear your number on the list!!!! I am so excited right now!!!!
Seriously I can't stand it.....I am full of joy!!!


Our journey said...

Yipee!! Hello numbers, here you come. Praise God for His faithfulness. What joyful news!!


Cindy said...

That is WONDERFUL news!!!! We are so excited for you!!

Kristi A said...

I have checked your blog often, praying for God to move. I am so excited for you guys. No matter what the number is or how long it took, God has known your baby all along.

Brian and Autumn said...

I can't wait to hear the waitlist numbers!!! I love the shirt idea. That is SUCH a good idea! I am so so so happy for you. It was such a long time coming I can't WAIT to hear your numbers!!


Brian and Autumn said...

Oh, and e-mail me and I will send you my address.

Sharon & Mike said...

I think T-shirts with your waitlist number would be great! I'm so happy you are done the paperwork phase. What a road you have traveled, but you will be parents! There's no turning back now.

Stacie said...

Yay! I'm so happy to hear things are moving along again!!

Cindy said... has been a couple of weeks...?????

Brian and Autumn said...

What's the status?!? Have you ordered your t-shirts yet?

Dave and Rae said...

God is so good! Congrats in advance...

As a fellow adoptive parent, I thought to write and tell you about the new guest home in Ethiopia specifically for adoptive parents and volunteer groups for the benefit of orphans in Ethiopia. Now that it is up and running, we would love to share the vision with other adoptive parents. You can see more at

If you would like to post a link, send me an email at and I’ll forward you the information.


Dave McIlrath, MA
Orphan Advocate
Ethiopia Guest Home
More Than a Place to Stay

Michael and Michelle said...

Any number yet??? You can't leave us hanging this long!!!! WE WANT TO KNOW!!!!!!!
Can't wait!

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