Thursday, July 22, 2010

Official Number!

I was stalking the fedex website quite a bit today and finally just signed up for it to email me when our dossier documents got delivered to AGCI.  I got the email at 5:02pm CST today and about 5:05pm I emailed our contact at AGCI just letting her know that I saw that it got delivered :)  She actually called us around 6:45pm tonight to let us know that the documents looked good and we were officially on the list!  So, we are officially….

 

for a 0-12 month old girl.  For those of you not in the AGCI circle, they have one girls list no matter what your parameters are.  So there are families on the list that are requesting a girl 1-3, for example, that is above us on the list.  I haven’t studied the ‘unofficial’ list yet to see where we are :)  We’re expecting to wait til late spring 2011 for a referral … unless Jesus comes back before then.

We got off the phone and quickly drove to our friends Paul and Amy who are going to Ethiopia TOMORROW to bring their baby boy Elijah home.  They live less than a mile from us which is all God allowing us to have our boys grow up together … both who stayed at Hannah’s Hope.  We were able to hang out for a few minutes with them, pray with them, and wish them the best trip they could have.  What a great celebration day!

After leaving their house, Amber wanted to celebrate some more so we drove over to Sonic and she got a Snickers Blast.  Unfortunately, I had to run tonight, so no ice cream for me … I got to celebrate with running a 5k :( … she definitely won tonight.

I know you’re shocked with back-to-back posts but had to let the 5 of ya know that we made the list! 

13 comments:

April and Nate said...

Congratulations! I'm on the boy and sibling list with AGCI. I hope the journey is fast for both of us!

April Blair
therealblairfamily.com

Kristi J said...

yayyy, you have a number (again :) slightly higher than last time, huh?? :) so fun..i'm jealous..congrats, kj

4 Blessings said...

Congratulations on your number. We are so happy for your family! Praying you see your daughter in His perfect timing.

Thank you again for coming over last night. We truly appreciate your friendship and your prayers.
Blessings,
Amy

meredith and justin said...

Yay! We are praying for you guys as you wait to bring home Silas's little sister.

Matt said...

Well, I'm comment #5 so I guess everyone has read the post now :) Congrats on getting your number. Looks like you'll have plenty of time to work on patience.

liv said...

Congratulations!! So fun to get your number!

V said...

woohoo! So exciting to finally be on the list :)

Lisa said...

Congrats! The "nice" thing about a wait is that you can save/raise more money in that time. It's also SO much easier to wait when you already have a little one at home.

Alice Waarvik said...

That is SO exciting! Congrats!

Paul and DeeDee said...

YAY!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you in person on Friday!

Bonner Family said...

Congratulations!!! Sp excited for you all! Silas will be a great big brother!!

Mike and Sarah Stiltner said...

Wonderful! We are just a little ahead of you- it feels so good to be here, doesn't it??

becoming 7 said...

awesome news guys!