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Friday, July 25, 2008

Congratulations and Moving Up

I've posted before about how Dustin and I started off in the El Salvador program. I met a really sweet woman named Lisa in the El Salvador YG (Yahoo Group) at the time. Needless to say God redireted me and Dustin to the ET program and Lisa and I lost touch. THEN, come to find out later on that God had also directed Lisa and her husband to Ethiopia as well. Needless to say, it's a very precious thing for us to be able to rejoice alongside Lisa and her husband Ray today as they just received a referral for their son Jonas. Head on over and congratulate them for me, will ya?

This leaves only one more precious family in line ahead of us. Rebecca is also a lady I adore. She and her husband are now #1 in line. Rebecca and her hubby are first and next comes.......... You guessed it folks... US!! It's my hope that Dustin and I would have the chance to meet these two families in person. Preferably travelling to pick up our kiddos together!! I pray our referral comes close to these two so we can score a travel date with them.

Please pray for us. This level of anticipation is almost unbearable, and yet we must bear it in patience. Dustin and I trust in God's timing and resolve to honor Him even if waiting longer is a part of His plan. Lisa's referral has made the idea of our own referral being within reach. It feels more possible now than ever and that idea has me walking around in a day dreamy state. I need the fog to lift from my brain so I can live life in the space between longing for our son and the reality of referral time.


Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

yay! yay! yay!...or maybe I should be saying "Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!!!" Can you even believe we are here!!! You are right, it is like I am walking around in a day dream!!! And most likely we will get the call the same day!! AHH!!!

Ray and Lisa said...

I can't wait to hear your good news! I hope your time at the top of the list is as short as mine was! A week and a day ago I never would have imagined that we'd have a picture of our son today. I'm still amazed! You're sooooo close! I really, really, really hope we get to travel with you and the Caldwells.

I didn't know they would still be assigning court dates during the closure. Maybe I just guessed they would have to do it before they closed. We'll have to check with Terra, but that's great news!

I'm anxiously awaiting your news! BTW, the day dreamy state only gets worse after the referral! I couldn't sleep last night and I can barely eat! :)

Rob & Candy said...

Jen! I cannot believe it's almost your turn... It's so exciting!

Danielle said...

I can't believe it! I remember you getting your dossier in and realizing we were doing "opposites": you a boy to add to your precious girls, me a girl to add to your precious boys...and now you're almost THERE. PRAISE THE LORD, Jen. I wait with expectancy with you.


Carpenters said...

You are getting so close. There is such anticipation for the day when you know your children finally. We'll be praying for you all as you wait.

With Love,

Theresa said...

So close. I'll be praying for you. Are you sure you want me to pray for patience? That's a dangerous thing to ask for.

I am caught up on my blog. How did the hat mess turn out?