Friday, July 25, 2008

6 Months....and #1!!!

Today we have been waiting for our referral for baby Caleb for 6 months! To be honest, though I knew today was our 6 month mark, it was kind of in the back of my mind all day, because we were soooo busy packing and moving, packing more stuff and moving more stuff....you get the idea :) Then, around 4pm I checked my cell phone and I had a text message from my dear friend and fellow waiting parent, Karen Bowman. It said something like "I've not seen you online today, so I just wanted you to know that the Hammond family got their referral....you're next!" It took me a while to process what I had read....then I realized "We are now #1!!!!" AHHHHH!!!!!

So, yes, we are #1!!! Our family coordinator confirmed this today, and also said that they expect the next batch of referrals to come within the next two weeks!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!! In less than two weeks we could be seeing the face of our son! This is just amazing.

What is more amazing is just how faithful God has been to us throughout this entire process....in every way....it just amazes and humbles me. May He receive all the glory!!


Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Psalm 36:5

14 comments:

Ray and Lisa said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear your news!

beBOLDjen said...

You don't know how badly I wanted to phone/email/facebook stalk you today!! Your unsual silence on the YG had me freaking out wondering if you had gotten a call as well.... all the same I am SOO happy you guys are now number one! I am praying for that referral to come your way SOON!!

Nikki & Matthew Savage said...

Aaah! You're so close! Are you freaking out a little?? I am! (in a good way :)

Janet said...

Yay!! I've got chills thinking about how you must feel!!! So exciting to be where you are :) Hope these next two weeks fly by before seeing your sweet boy for the first time!!!
Janet

D & A said...

My husband and I were talking today about how we are #15 (that we know of) and how cool it will be to be under 10. I got chills as I read your post! I can only imagine how being #1 feels. We will be praying for you these next couple weeks. What a joy to have an idea that your referral will be here soon. We can not wait to rejoice with you.
Amy M

E said...

Yes! That's wonderful!!! I'm so excited to hear your news and pray for peace as you wait to hear about Caleb!!!

xoxo
Erica

Danielle said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I can't believe it. Praise the Lord!!!! I JUST read the YG about the Hammonds, checked it off my list, and rushed to your blog realizing YOU WERE NEXT!!! I am SO happy for you guys. I can't believe how close you are to meeting him.

Love,
Danielle

Darcy said...

Wooo Hooo! Yippeee!!! How exciting!
The Reagles

Shala said...

That is wonderful news!

Shala
DTE 5/30/08

kristin said...

No way! YA YA YAY!

Beth said...

How exciting!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet baby boy! I hope these next few weeks go fast for you. Continue to keep us updated!

Karen said...

YIPEE!! I can't wait to hear your good news!!! It's coming SOON!

*karen

shawn and tisha said...

It's so exiting that you are #1!!! I can't wait to hear that you've received your referral! :)
Tisha

mattandkristy said...

Can't wait to see "CALDWELL REFERRAL"!!! Praying it comes quickly!
Kristy