Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We Got It

Our SDA date that is. NEXT WEEK! October 28th! I awoke, bleary eyed and read my email first thing this morning while I still laid in bed. There, on my phone, were the words "Congratulations on your appointment" - I thought wow, great. I scrolled down and saw that it said October 28th. Hmmmm. October 28th? When is that? AHHHHHHHHH! I jumped up when I realized that is NEXT WEEK! Given that we also need to fly in at least the day before or two days before to adjust to time difference - let's just say, I AM FREAKING OUT!

I am excited, freaking out, trying to think of what next to do, freaking out, happy, freaking out, overjoyed that we get to see Matthew and Ivanna, freaking out ....

Well, you get the idea.

We covet your prayer as this journey continues, but now will do so in a far away country. I hope to continue to blog our adventures there. Please keep October 28th covered in prayer as we meet with the person, or people who are the ones who give us the referrals for the children. We are specifically praying for just one SDA appointment, and not separate ones for each child. We are also praying for that unknown third child that we petitioned for. Please, pray that God would be the one who guides and directs that choice.

Okay, next post, should be from Eastern Europe. Thank you everyone for your support and prayer. It has been unmeasurable. Feel free to cross post this on blogs and FB. It seems that many become interested in the adoption process when a family goes to the actual country. Our hope has always been to glorify Christ, and see more children find homes. If, by sharing our story, these things are accomplished - then I would love for many people to come along with us on our Eastern European journey.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! How exciting! I've been following your blog and will be praying for you as you take this final and so very exciting step.

Kitty

Gretchen Thibault said...

Unbelievable...nothing like giving a girl a little notice....my oh my!

No problem. God will pull it all together for you.
Will be praying.

Michelle said...

Wow! How very exciting! We are so happy for you guys- can't wait to see them at home and happy with you!

Lacey said...

Yipee! I will email you Ray's phone number when he gets there so you can get together!

Jenny said...

Yay!! So exciting!! Let us know if there is anything we can do to help!

Anonymous said...

Aunt Donna is sooo excited to hold those little ones. But for now I will be holding yours that are here while you are on this journey. I am very honored that you intrust me with your most valuable God given possessions. I promise to you and the Lord to protect them, hug them, hold them and care for them with all my heart and ability with Christ as our guide.

Mel said...

Hang on Charrisa because you are about to start the ride of your LIFE!!!! Bring warm clothes!!! :)

Jenn said...

How wonderful!!! We are praying for your family and for the SDA appointment.

Jeff and Laurie said...

The Hinman Family will be praying for you ALL!! I talked to Billie Gentry this morning and she shared your news with me. I am sooooo excited for you!!!

April said...

How exciting!!! We were wondering when you were going to get your SDA appointment and I can't believe it's next week. Ahhh! I'm freaking out for you. I am praying for all that you need to do before you go.

Katie said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I truly can't wait...I am so excited and thrilled for you all! I can't wait to see pictures and to hear your story. I pray to God that the children are healthy when you arrive, that you arrive safely and there will be no complications...it is happening! I am just so happy.

Jenny B. said...

Praise the Lord!! Can't wait to see pics! My heart is overwhelmed for you. Praying for your trip, your meeting and your return reunion!

Sara Beamish said...

So happy & ecitied for your family!!!! I can not wait to follow while you are in country. It will be so wonderful for you to finally have your children in your arms:) Oh, and I'm hoping around waiting to learn all about your unknown child as well (as I'm sure you are as well):p

Anonymous said...

I am sure words could never adequately express the flood of emotions you are wading through right now! We will certainly keep your whole family in our prayers while you are on this exciting journey. So much to pray for! Peace, wisdom in packing and making preparations,traveling mercies, that the Lord will lead you about a 3rd child, health & safety of Matthew & Ivanna, that the Lord will show you exactly how to help them transition, that the interview and the remainer of the adoption process will go smoothly, traveling mercies back, that your family will quickly blend together seemlessly, and that any and all of their health issues will be quickly resolved once HOME :)
Enjoy your trip! Can't wait to read your blog and see new pictures! Holly Hilson

 




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