Tuesday, August 19, 2008

out of our hands

This morning I was up bright and early to get the kids ready for our trip to Columbus. Thankfully, we made the trip with only minor glitches. After I got back into town, I headed to make the copies. I set up my little system and it went quickly. My husband was sweet enough to go take care of the money part for us. Before I left his office, we gathered around our stack o' papers, put our hands on it, and prayed. We prayed for our papers' travels, and for our precious baby. Of course, I was a blubbering mess! It was such a sweet time knowing that this leg of the race was over. After I got a little crying out, I was just overjoyed. Before I knew it, we were at the post office and I was handing it off. It is surreal. I will now be stalking my tracking number and making sure it is there by noon tomorrow! Hopefully all of our papers will be in order and we will be DTE (dossier to Ethiopia) soon! We now have a wait of approximately 5-7 months to see our baby's face!!! I get goosebumps just thinking about it.
PRAISE THE LORD!!!! We are on cloud nine :)



Phil was rushing off to a meeting so we didn't get a chance to take pictures. So I took one myself in the post office parking lot. Cheesy? Yes. Wow, and scary. You can see my puffy eyes from my happy tears through my sunglasses. Agh, I almost can't believe I'm posting it! But it's my only picture with my "paper baby"! :)

7 comments:

Brian & Andrea Logue said...

AWESOME!!

How exciting!

Susan said...

Yeah!! Congratulations!! What a relief!

~Susan

Dave Kurt said...

Very cool.

Clay and Tracy said...

yeah. so happy for you! I cannot wait!

Brandy said...

We are so excited and can't wait for the new arrival!

.:rew:. said...

Yeah for the angel coming in only 5-7 months! Praises the Lord for everything being done from your end...what a relief and a blessing!

Gettin to the Core said...

not silly at all. In fact, those are the photo opps we have as adoptive parents. That's the equivalent of your growing tummy shot! Only it's your heart that's getting bigger! LOL

I am so excited for you that you have this important step COMPLETED! It's like I'm going through it all over again!