Sunday, November 15, 2009


This is the post I have been waiting for...the reason I started blogging. And now that it's here, I can barely type the words. I simply can't believe that it's my turn. I can't believe that God has been so good to me. I can't believe that five years of tears and heartbreak have been wiped away in seeing one sweet litle face.

Okay, let me start from the beginning (I did start writing this post on Thursday):

This has been the most unbelievable week of my life. First, my best friend in the world gets engaged to the man of her dreams. When she called me to tell me she said "Did you get a call from Russia today?...Cause I got engaged." I laughed because we always said that because of the amazing way that our lives have paralleled each other, that these big events would happen together too.

Well, on Tuesday at 12:05pm, I got a call in my classroom. It was the school secretary saying that my husband was on the line. My stomach when into an immediate knot because I knew exactly why he was calling. So, with 20 8-year olds watching me, I listened to by husband tell me about a child that they were referring to us. I do not know how I kept from vomitting. All we had was a picture and his age. Our agency asked us if we wanted more information (OF COURSE!!!).

We waited for two days to receive more information on the little boy. I literally shut down because I was too scared to get my hopes up, just in case. While I'm not going to share any of the information that I received, I will tell you that he is a healthy and happy two year old who was born September 30th, 2007. The baby home sent us 17 pictures of this sweet boy to look at, a very uncommon blessing for us to receive! We prayed, and God spoke to our hearts. This little boy was the son we had been waiting for. We have decided to name him Jacob Alexander.

We will know our travel date to go and meet him tomorrow (hopefully). We'll spend a week getting to know him, then we'll return to Canada to wait for our court date. Our agency says to expect to have him home within three months. I don't think that day can come soon enough!

We covet your prayers over the next few days, weeks and months. We ask that you pray specifically for Jacob's health and well-being, as well as our own. Please pray for his caregivers. Please pray that our trips will be smooth and problem-free. And most of all, please join me in thanking the One who creates all joy is complete!!

"I am singing at the top of my lungs...I am SO FULL of answered prayer!"


veronking2003 said...

I can't imagine the heart is literally swelling for you!!! I've been checking your blog constantly for this post. CONGRATULATIONS (that's from me and Jeremy) - we're so happy for you!! =]

We're upping our prayers for you this week. And for the new little man about to take over your world.

Sarah and Mike said...

We are absolutely thrilled for you both, and also for Jacob - who will be welcomed into your home with glowing hearts and open arms.

Since we've been blessed with our little one, I have often wondered what we did to deserve such a precious gift. It's wonderful to know that another one of my good friends will awe in that same inspiring wonder :)

Congratulations!! XOXO

Emily said...

Best. News. Ever.

So, so, happy for you and Mark. And so happy for Jacob - he's a very lucky little man!

We'll be praying for you guys over the next weeks/months. Praying for health, caregivers, agents, travels, all of it!

Tereasa said...

I have tears in my eyes and butterflies in my stomach. I am so excited for you! I will pray for all of the things you mentioned. Take lots of vitamins, keep your hands clean and get lots of rest. This is the hardest part, darling. Waiting makes the heart grow fonder!! Let me know what you need.

Lucy Marie said...

My heart is so full today, my sweet friend. I can't even imagine the excitement you are feeling because I feel like the best thing in the whole world just happened! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Ever since I heard this news yesterday, these verse have been passing through my mind almost constantly:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose - Romans 8:28

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18

Anonymous said...

Steve and I are so happy for you sweetie. And you know that we'll be here for ANYTHING you guys need.