Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Today Is the Day!! We have a Son!!!!

TODAY IS THE DAY!! PRAISE THE LORD!!

We received our referral today for the cutest little boy in the world! The call came at around 12:45 today and I still haven't quit shaking!!! Right after Zack and I had finished eating lunch, my supervisor told me there was a call for me! I never imagined it would be Terra Bailey!! I answered the phone like I usually do at work, "Hello, this is Rebecca....." The voice on the other line said, "Rebecca, this is Terra Bailey with America World." Gulp! This was the call!! We put her on speaker phone, and listened to her tell us all about our son!! He is 7 months old, and soooo cute and very healthy! He is so happy and just seems to smile all the time! After we calmed down enough to remember where we were, we were able to talk with some of the families who just returned from Ethiopia, and they said he is just the happiest little baby!! I wish I could show you his picture, but of course, because of legal reasons, we can't until we pass court, which will most likely occur in October!

I can't explain how I feel right now, all I can tell you is that we are in love! It was instantaneous! We know he was just the baby God had in mind for us, and we are so unbelievably blessed to be his mommy and daddy! I will post more later, including the pics of us right before we saw him!!!

21 comments:

Danielle said...

I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!! Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!!!! Love, Danielle

kristin said...

YIPEEEEEEEE I am SO happy for you guys!

beBOLDjen said...

IT's SO SO SO Wonderful! I am thrilled for you! can't wait to see him.

Linda said...

CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting and I know you all are thrilled. I know you all will be great parents and Caleb is a bleesed little boy. Love, Linda and Monty

Karen said...

Wow, it's really happening!! I am so excited for you guys, we've gotta celebrate soon!
*karen

Shala said...

That is so incredible! We are rejoicing with you.

Shala

Renee' said...

YIPEE!!! Super happy for you!

Jori said...

So, so happy for you !! I can not believe it!! You better get some remodel completed!! What a blessing ~ can you believe only 6 months?!?! (well, ok - a few more to wait! but now you know!!) Congrats!
Jori

Jean said...

Awesome ... so exciting!! My husband Chris & I just sent our dossier to AWAA to begin the "official" wait ... how are you able to get so much information about recent referrals?? We switched over to Ethiopia from the El Salvador program and had SO little info there ... I've tried to get on the AWAA Ethiopia chat, but am still waiting for Duni to get me approved ... ??? our blog is www.carpenterbaby.blogspot.com
Celebrating for you guys!!

Daphne said...

Congrats! It's so exciting when you see your baby for the first time!!

shawn and tisha said...

Praise the Lord!!! Congratulations! Your little boy sounds so sweet. We are so happy for you guys! :)
Tisha

E said...

Yay!!! I'm celebrating with you guys today! Thanks so much for your email earlier!

Rob & Candy said...

wooohooo! that's awesome
candy

Ray and Lisa said...

Congratulations! I feel your excitement. I've been walking on cloud 9 since Friday. Good luck sleeping tonight!:) Every time I tried to fall asleep after our referral I'd just see Jonas' gorgeous face!

K.P. said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for you guys. Can't wait to meet your little guy and see that smile!

Enjoy your day and the days to come!

KP

Jody Britton said...

Congrats!!! We are in the mountains and only have computer access a couple of times....anyway, I love logging on and seeing stuff like this!!! I pray we can wait well. :)

Darcy said...

Oh my goodness! What a great day!! Can't wait to meet the lil' fella...You will bring him up to meet everyone in Richmond, won't you?
Congratulations!
Darcy

mattandkristy said...

WOO HOO! So happy for you!!
Kristy

Carpenters said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You must be dancing on air! Praise God for your new little one! I can't wait to see his picture. Congratulations, Mommy and Daddy.

With Love,
Penelope

Apryl said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see who he is :)

After seeing the last post...yipes!! Looks like you will have something to keep you busy before you bring him home!!
apryl

Steve & Anna said...

YEAH!!! We are so excited for you! Praise the Lord!