Monday, October 1, 2012

THE NEWS I'VE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS TO TELL Y'ALL

What'd y'all do this weekend? Cause I had a two year old!!


gorgeous little mouth sucking gorgeous little fingers

WE HAVE A REFERRAL.

She's 23 months old, she's beautiful, and I want her HOME NOW.

And that's really all I can tell you now. I've been trying to write more but my mind and emotions are just all over the map and I can barely put a sentence together.

But I just could not WAIT to tell Y'ALL - my best invisible friends, my steadfast prayer warriors, my sweet encouragers, and it's with tears in my eyes that I say to you that soon, please Lord soon,


WE 

ARE 

GOING 

TO 

GET 

OUR 

BETHIE

OUT 

OF 

THAT

CAGE

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

147 comments:

  1. God is so good! You patience has been well rewarded...praying she's in your arms very, very soon!

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  2. I don't even know you, but I have been following your blog for two years. I am sooooooo happy for you!

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  3. PRAISE JESUS! He is so faithful!

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  4. Ahhh!!! Congratulations. The wait is nearly over!

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  5. What a long wait....wow. I will pray you get to travel soon! Congrats!

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  6. AHHHHH! That's so exciting! Congratulations to you and your growing family!!!!!!

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  7. You know I am rejoicing with you and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy about this news!!! Hope we can travel together and so can't wait for you to have Bethie in your arms.

    All the best,
    Jean

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  8. Oh congratulations!! That is awesome!!!

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  9. PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!! Praying she is home soon!

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  10. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! Best news in the world. Praying patience for the wait and that the wait is short.

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  11. Praise the Lord!!! I am so happy for you!!! :)

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  12. Yeay!!!!! Praying, crying and rejoicing with you! God is good, all the time, all the time, God is good!

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  13. Yea! I am so happy for you! Praise God for Bethie and for faithfully bringing you through the last few years of waiting.

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  14. Yea! I am so happy for you! Praise God for Bethie and for faithfully bringing you through the last few years of waiting.

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  15. Tears of Joy! Praise the Lord!

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  16. I am so happy for you! That call is amazing. I will praying for your family and your little girl as you wait to meet one another!

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  17. Hallelujah!!!!! Sooooo happy for you!!!!!

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  18. I will continue to pray -- I have been waiting for this post for a long time now :)

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  19. I hope that everything moves quickly now!! YAY!!

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  20. OH Missy! I have been reading your blog for about a year and a half, maybe longer, so I feel somehow a part of your adoption through prayer and I can't help but tear up with SO MUCH JOY for your family and for Bethie! I pray in Jesus name that his hand would be especially evident in every aspect of getting Bethie home- that doors would open and the process would move supernaturally fast! Great is Thy Faithfulness!

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  21. Praise God! I am so happy for you. Please, please keep us updated. Your invisible friends are praying for you ALL!

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  22. So exciting.....so happy for you!

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is AWESOME news!!!!!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

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  24. You keep banging on that cage with the name of Jesus. She can hear you.

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  25. Congratulations!!!!! Still praying!

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  26. So so thrilled for you. What awesome news! Congrats, Mom of 5! We will continue praying until she is on Texas soil in your arms.

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  27. Awesome news, Missy! Congratulations!! Hoping this last stretch of waiting doesn't get even more difficult now that you have a little face to adore . . .

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  28. Oh, Missy!! This is it!! Go bring that sweet baby HOME!!

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  29. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! Praise the Lord, she's coming home!!

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  30. Oh CONGRATULATIONS!! That is wonderful! I am so excited for y'all! And I'll be praying for you as you weather these next few months before you can bring her home!

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  31. Oh Missy! The day has finally come!!!!!! Prayers of thanksgiving and supplication that things go quickly headed your way!

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  32. Yayyy!!! Crying happy tears for you right now. God is so good. Prayers for your family as you prepare to bring her home.

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  33. Yayyy!!! Crying happy tears for you right now. God is so good. Prayers for your family as you prepare to bring her home.

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  34. Praise God!!! YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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  35. Praise the Lord, invisible friend!!! We hold all SEVEN of you in our prayers as you keep walking this road!

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  36. Praising Jesus, jumping with excitement, eyes filling with tears of joy....so very happy for your family! Lots of thankfulness going up to God as well as continued prayers that Bethie will be home with you soon.

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  37. This is the BEST post I've read all morning! Congratulations! Dancing with joy!

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  38. This made me cry. :) Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear more, hopefully soon! Will be praying. :)

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  39. Crying first thing in the morning on a Monday--that's a good thing :) Overjoyed (& beyond words) excited for you!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  40. So, so, so, so thrilled for you, Missy! As your fellow pregnant-longer-than-an-elephant mama, I have been hoping and praying for this day for sooooooo looooonnngg! Jumping up & down and crying in my kitchen!!!

    Love, love, love the finger sucking snippet of her photo!
    Nancy

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  41. So excited for you! What great news!!!

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  42. Tears. My heart is overjoyed! Praise the wonderful Lord!

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  43. Doing a happy dance right now at work! So excited for you and your family and sweet Bethie!! God's timing is so perfect :)

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  44. Praise God!!! So thrilled for you guys!

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  45. Praises be to our glorious God!!!!! Holding you all up in prayer as you wait to meet your sweet girl! I could not be happier for you!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Love to you!

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  46. WHOOHOOO!! Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!

    Can't wait to meet your new little one!

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  47. Yay!! My boy sucks those same fingers, so I'm a little partial to middle finger sucking little ones.

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  48. Yay!!! Congratulations! I am SO happy and excited for you!!!!

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  50. Congrats! Home your sweet girl is home in record time!!!!

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  51. Congrats! Can't wait to see your Bethie fly free!

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  52. I don't say OMG very often, but OMG Missy! I'm so happy for you! Been reading your blog for two years and am also a Gladney Ethiopia waitlist mom! I am rejoicing right along with you and can't wait to hear more!
    Blessings, Jenn Blake

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  53. Goosebumps!! Congratulations and glory to God!

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  54. Yaaaaay Missy!!!!!!! Rejoicing with those who rejoice today!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  55. Yay! I was so hoping it would be soon. Congrats!

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  56. Praise the Lord! So happy for you all. Will continue praying for God to intervene in the oftentimes very slow process of getting these kids into the arms of the Moms and Dads who have been praying for them for so long!

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  57. Rejoicing with you, friend. Praying during these "in between" months.

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  58. YAY SISTER!! We'll be praying for God's speed on the rest of your process!

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  59. Awesome news!! All of us who got a referral during court closure may get to travel together! That would be so fun! I was there in May and back in October of last year so I am sure I have pictures of her. I pretty much took pics of all the girls, just in case they were mine. I would be happy to send some to you. My email is carriecbutler@gmail.com

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    1. That is so cool that you might have pictures of her Bethie! Best comment ever!

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  60. While our mutual friend Nichol is in Addis, I SEE THIS?!? My tear ducts are working overtime, and I'm praying that you are able to soak this up, savor it, and rejoice in God's faithfulness. We are SO happy to celebrate with you! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  61. Tears of joy just for you! I am so happy for you guys!

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  62. Praise the Lord! I am completely happy for you BOTH!!!!

    Congratulations!

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  63. YOU KNOW I am just beside myself for you. May God speed the journey to bringing Bethie home at long last. Glory to God.

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  64. Praise the Lord!!! This news just made my day--I'm so happy for you!!!! :) Congratulations!!!

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  65. I've been "with" you from the start, sister! I remember when you first emailed me way.back.when. This is the BEST news I've heard all day!

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  66. I'm in tears! Prayers answered!!! God is soooo good!!!!!

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  67. Praise the Lord! What a great way to start October! So excited for you and your family :)

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  68. YAY!!! Just when you thought you couldn't wait any more, here she is!

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  69. I am THRILLED for you guys and for Bethie! All things in God's time!

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  70. Glory to God and thank you, Jesus! I'll definitely keep praying for your sweet family! Praying she is home soon!!

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  71. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!

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  72. Your website could NOT load fast enough! I was yelling at it to hurry!! Congrats, God is so good, and those lips and fingers are just gorgeous. Now I'm off to wipe away my tears of joy!

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  73. a. My little Lily, who is 21 months old, sucks those same two fingers. We are not in Texas, but we tease her all the time about HOOK EM HORNS. She would like to Bethie's pen pal friend please.

    b. I don't know if you can see God's timing in all this, but from all these states away, it is glaringly obvious. WOW. Settled in a new home, big kids (even Ike!) started school, Missy rebooted with a little therapy, BAM, it's Bethie time. So so so happy for you. Nice reminder that someone up there knows what He's doing. Here's praying that the waiting part of your journey is OVER!

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  74. Ahhhh! Tears in my eyes too and I have goosebumps! So excited for you!!! Praying you get her HOME soon!

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  75. Congratulations. This is a moment when you can truly say that good (wonderful) things come to those who wait patiently and trust in the Lord. I am so happy for you and your family <3

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  76. Tears of joy!!! Praise you Lord!!! Congratulations Missy!!!

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  77. I am so happy for you guys!!! Congratulations! May God make her path home smooth!

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  78. Thanks for sharing your news, Missy. It SO great to hear :) Your Ethiopian referral is almost the same age as my Russian referral. She's turing two this week. As God is willing, it will be the last birthday she spends without a family :)

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  79. No waaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goosebumps and tears and so much excitement for you all!!!

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  80. Tears. I'm so happy for you and for Bethie!

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  81. You're gonna have to get your website designer to add an open door on Bethie's cage cause she is about to fly the coop! Praising God with you!

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  82. Glory to God, Missy. Glory to God.

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  83. That's amazing, fantastic news, Missy! Hallelujah and praise the Lord! I'm so stoked for your family, including Bethie! I hope this next phase passes quickly. :)

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  84. WAAAAAWHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Celebrating with you friend!!!!!

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  85. So happy for you! Praise God!!!

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  86. Congratulations!!! We have friends here that are getting close to the 3 year mark waiting on an Ethiopian adoption. Maybe this bodes well for them too!

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  87. so glad you get to move inot the redemption of days part of the journey. yes, Bethie needs a door on her cage :)

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  88. Oh congratulations!!!! At last, at last you've seen her sweet face!!!!!!!!! Such an amazing feeling =)

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  89. B.a.w.l.i.n.g. (with joy, and praise, and oh yeah, hellllllo awesome news!)

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  90. Soooooo happy for you Missy!!! Can't wait to see Bethie in your arms!

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  91. Woo-hoo! Glory to God! And... hallelujah!

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  92. I remember referral day so well. Nothing like it! Enjoy every moment of preparing for your sweet baby girl!

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  93. AMEN! We are so excited for you and your family! Bring her home!

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  94. Bless the Lord oh my soul!!! I am so so excited for you Missy!! That is wonderful!!!

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  95. Praise the Lord!! So happy for you! I know those emotions only too well. Praying that you will have your Bethie in your arms soon.

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  96. Tears of joy for you! Praise God!

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  97. Congratulations! Can't wait to follow along!

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  98. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited for you, and I've never even met you! Adoption is so beautiful. And so hard. And so worth it.

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  99. PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE. THE. LORD! Oh, Missy! Oh, Missy! OH, MISSY! I'm SO very beyond thrilled and excited for you! Hallelujah, PRAISE THE LORD! :)

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  100. So thrilled for your family! Praise God and then praise Him some more!!!!

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  101. WOO-HOO!! The title of this post showed up on my feed, and I could not wait to click it and I was all panting and hoping...please be about Bethie...please be about Bethie! YAY!! YAY!! Will continue to pray!!! YAY!! YAY!!

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  102. oh my goodness! so happy for you! what a wonderful answer to prayer! quickly Lord, bring her home!!!

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  103. What a blessing to read this today. Excited for you and gives me hope for our own wait! Pray that the next phases go so smoothly and quick because it has already been too long!

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  104. Congratulations, Missy! I'm so very excited and happy for your family:)

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  105. ohhhhhhhhh (said in a rapturous expulsion of breath) Rejoicing with you, Missy!

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  106. Praise the Lord! How awesome is that????

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  107. Tears in my eyes! So excited for your family. PRAISE JESUS! Thanks for sharing with us, your invisible friends. That makes my day!

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  108. PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am so happy for ya'll! I know you have been praying and waiting for so long now! I pray that we are not far behind ya'll! :)

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  109. Congratulations! Praying for you guys!

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  110. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more pictures in the coming months and hear all about your travels at C4C!

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  111. woohoo!! praising GOD with you!!!

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  112. So, so happy for you all! You'll get to go meet her soon! Will definitely continue praying for you and Bethie. :)

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  113. God is so good! I have never met you but I have tears of joy flowing! I have followed your blog for several years now and I have prayed for you and Bethie! Congratulations!!!!

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  114. Oh happy happy day!!!!! Congrats on your new little sweetie. She has the cutest little mouth and fingers I ever did see. My heart is bursting for you, Mis!

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  115. God is so faithful! I am thrilled for your sweet family and can't wait to hear more!

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  116. So, so happy for you! I met Kristen (caseworker) on Friday and she mentioned giving out a referral--was that you?! We got our referral for our 2.5 year old girl in mid-August, so maybe we'll get to travel together when courts reopen. Rejoicing for you!!! (www.emilyandjoshramblings.blogspot.com)

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  117. And of course I typed too quickly and misspelled Kristin....Anyway, SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  118. Sitting on my couch... supposed to be listening to the debates... instead I'm balling my eyes out over that sweet picture. I am SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU. Still praying and believing... but with much joy!

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  119. Yay!!! Oh my heavens, so excited for you! Tears!! Goosebumps. Yaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!!

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  120. I am so behind on blog reading, luckily Laurel told me y'alls new so I hoped over here to read it. I am so excited for you guys and will be praying and praying for you during this next stage which is hard (I'm sorry!) but how awesome to see the end in sight and know your baby girl now :)

    xo, jenny

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  121. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Our "baby" was 21 months old when we brought him home. Lots of adjustments , but LOTS MORE love! You will do great and we could not be any more excited for you!!! Been waiting for this announcement! May your wait be short and your JOY be forever!

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  122. Hallelujah!!!! This is the first time I've commented, but I've been reading in the shadows for nearly a year now. I am so overjoyed for you and your family and Bethie!!! Hope she gets to come home soon. :)

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  123. YES!!!! So awesome to read this tonight. How can I go to sleep now? I'm so excited for you and your family. Praying for you!

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  124. YAY!!!! Congratulations!! I can't believe I didn't see this until now! We've been sick and busy and I haven't been checking the blogosphere like usual. I am so incredibly happy for you!! I am praying that the rest of your process is quick and smooth. : ) YAY!!! She looks beautiful!!! : )

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