September 17, 2012

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh.  I can not begin to explain the last few days.  They've been good, they've been great, they've been miraculous!!!!  On Thursday we unexpectedly received a few new pictures of our baby girl!  This was the first time we'd seen her since we left her at the orphanage over three months ago. After worrying ever single day, "Is she eating enough? Is she losing weight? Is she happy?" I can't describe the pure, intense, overwhelming joy of opening my email account and unexpectedly seeing her beautiful, happy face! What a blessing!!!!! AND It appears as though she's even gained some weight!!!!!  Praise God!!! All day long, Sean and I called and texted each other just to talk about how beautiful our baby girl is and how excited we were to SEEEE HER!!!!

THEN, the next day, I wake up to an email from our coordinator and when I opened it there was our decree!!!!!!!!! THE official, signed, watermarked decree!!!!!!! The paper we've been waiting on for 3 and a half months!  Earlier in the week we had learned that the person whose signature we needed was out of the country and could be back in a matter of days, weeks, or months. Nobody knew. So, waking up to this document was COMPLETELY unexpected.  I sat there and read the email over and over and just cried and cried as I called Sean to tell him the good news.  "GUESS WHAT?!??  WE HAVE OUR DECREE!!!!! THE OFFICIAL ADOPTION DECREE!!!!!!" There were many tears and cheers coming from Tennessee on Friday.

THEN, TODAY  I get a call from my coordinator, and she tells me that Abiella's birth certificate (with our names) has been printed!!!!!!! (Remember these were the two documents we've been waiting on for three and a half months!) I screamed over the phone, laughed, cried, and told her my knees were so weak I was going to have to sit down :)  We can now move forward with the next step: Filing the I-600!!

To say Sean and I are on cloud 9 is a massive understatement.  I feel like the barrier has been lifted and we're now zooming down that river again! So what's next??  Well, big things friends, big things.

I'll write about them tomorrow, b/c Sean and I've got some brainstorming to do tonight.  But for now, just know that I am SO THANKFUL for your prayers!!!! PLEASE keep them coming! We need to get this little girl home!!!!!!!!

BabyAbi-9-13-12

Blessings,

    

30 comments:

Ashleigh Nichole said...

Awe congratulations to you two sweetie! I know you both are so excited & cannot wait :)

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

This is amazing!!!!!! So so so happy for y'all and I will continue to pray for your sweet girl to be home with y'all soon!!

Jessica said...

YAY!!!!! SOO happy for you! I am so glad that she is going to be able to come home soon! praying for it to be fast :)

Treasure Tromp said...

oh how exciting!!!! congratulations!

Danielle said...

I'm so happy to read this! Congratulations!

Empirically Erin said...

Congratulations!! I know how hard this process can be...my little brother is adopted and it took us almost 2 years to get him. I'm amazed by your patience and know that it will pay off. Enjoy this time of bliss!!

Babygirl said...

Praise GOD, so happy for you all and that lucky little girl your adding to your family. You are surely blessed!

Julie Marie said...

hey mae! im visiting from the holli rogue!! just wanted to say hi, new visitor and follower.. i am so encouraged by reading just a little of your adoption story. isnt God good? Those moments when victory happens makes all the "patience and faith" worth it.. xoxo congrats on this soon to be miracle in your lives. what a blessing it will be..
julie

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

Oh my goodness that is so so so exciting!!! xoxo

Katye Y said...

This gave me goossbumps! I am so excited and overjoyed for you and Sean. I can just see the smile on your face! Can't wait to hear that you are bringing that beautiful baby girl HOME! Lots of love and prayers!

Amanda said...

How wonderful!!! You'll remain in my prayers that your sweet daughter comes home soon!

JMc said...

Aww that is amazing news!!! I know yall must be over the moon and I can't wait to hear the rest of the excitement.

Brianne Heape said...

Yayyyyyy,Mae!! I'm so happy for you. The Lord is definitely working & He'll bring your baby home soon. :)

because of Him,
Brianne
aHeapeofLove.com/

Carolyn said...

YAY!! :) I'm so happy for you!!!!!!! Hopefully everything keeps falling into place! (FINALLY!)

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Such great news!! Congrats!!

Brittany Walsh said...

SO happy for you! After a couple bumps in the road your prayers have been answered :)

Jessie said...

Oh my gosh BIG congrats!!!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I AM OVER-THE-MOON excited for you, Mae!

itsmekt said...

wow! she looks even more beautiful then last time!! i have tears in my eyes im so happy for you and sean!!! doing some more praying right now!!

Classy Chassy said...

Oh my goodness, this made my heart happy! She's beautiful! Congrats to mom and dad! I will continue praying.

kelsie fennell said...

She's so beautiful! Congratulations to you both. Praying for you!

the domestic fringe said...

So very happy for you both. She is beautiful.
~FringeGirl

Melodee said...

congrats!!! how totally exciting!! she's totally adorable!!

Hannah said...

I'm so excited for you, Mae!
I've been waiting to hear an update and this is just such amazing news!
xo

Aunt Sue said...

Thank you, Abba! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Annabelle said...

I got cold chills and my body filled with excitment as I read your great news! So exciting!

Di said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for you both!

Kristine Foley said...

GOD IS GOOD!!!! Love you dear friend!!! Cheers from Utah!!!! Prayers going up as usual!!! SO SOON NOW :) XOXOXOXO

Naptime Review said...

That is awesome!!!! God is good! Can't wait till she is in your arms. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!


Julie @ Naptime Review

Holly said...

Oh, Mae this is wonderful news! I'm so excited for you guys! Fingers crossed you get to bring that sweet girl home soon :) xoxo