Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We Passed Court!!!!!!!!!!

She is officially our daughter. I wish I could whisper in her ear how her life is about to get really blessed. Actually I received a beautiful picture of my friend Genet who is now in Ethiopia with "T" in her arms and they are cheek to cheek. It makes me so happy to see a friend holding our daughter. I wish I could post it!!!! And I still can't post her name until she is in my arms.

We could travel anywhere between last week of July to the 2nd week of August. It can't come soon enough for me. She is still chunky with full cheeks and still has hair (I'm so glad it is not shaved yet ... I hope they don't do that).

We can't plan travel until we hear of an embassy date (could take 2 weeks) then travel about 3 weeks from then. I have so much to do to tie up loose ends here and buy her mattress and get some more of my Mom friends to pass on their outgrown girl clothes to me. My friend around the corner is loaning me a white crib, which is just what I was hoping for because her crib in the orphanage is white so I want to keep some familiarity for her.

So much to think about and plan ...

13 comments:

Lory Howlett said...

Wow! Woo-hoo! Your family is truly one of the few to pass on the first try. I'm so happy and thankful!
Lory

Amber said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That is AMAZING!!! I'm so happy for you guys. What a blessing to get through the first time. T will be in your arms soon. That absolutely great news and it just made my day to read it. Lisa, you are so close to holding her!!! You will finally have a female in the house to counter all of those boys. Watch out boys, the day is coming soon:)

Lisa & David said...

Lory & Amber,
Thank you so much. I didn't know that many did not pass on the first try. That's fantastic. Lory, Aneata said there is a "chance" my embassy date could be the 30th ... a chance. That would be fantastic.

Bring on that P I N K !

emily said...

Congrats!!!

Holly said...

that's fantastic news, Lisa. Congratulations!

Leah Reeves said...

Yes!!!!!! You are going to have a great time in Ethiopia and meeting your daughter will be amazing. Soon I will be able to see picures of her on your blog.....I am excited.

susie said...

Oh Joy!! This is great news, Lisa. Congratulations to all of you. You and our daughter have been in my prayers. Here's to speedy travel!!

Much love, Susie

~Laura~ said...

woo hoo!! That is SUCH amazing news. I'm so excited for you!!!

Sherry said...

Wonderful news! Congrats to the family. I bet your house is brimming with excitement right now!

Leah Reeves said...

Lisa,

call or email me if you have any questions about your travel.

Stephanie said...

congratulations on this wonderful news!! i look forward to more amazing youtube videos!

steph

Shere' said...

Praise God!!!!
Almost there, buddy! She'll soon be in your arms.
Praying for sleep for you for the next few weeks until your trip :-)

Deanna Jones said...

YAAAYYY...I am a little late to the party here but please know how excited we are for you...great news.