Friday, May 13, 2011

New May Number!!!

Guess what wonderful news we got yesterday morning?

WE ARE IN THE THIRTIES!!!!!!

We got an email from our AGCI case worker, K, yesterday telling us that our official May waitlist number is...


#39!!!!!!

Yep, we are officially number 39 on the AGCI girl waitlist for Ethiopia, and we are SO EXCITED!!! So happy to be so much closer to Caroline Faith! Praise God!!!!

And ya'll know, we are totally lovin' the THIRTIES!!!! :)

This was another HUGE answered prayer for us! It is so amazing to see how God has answered our prayers over the past few months. Back in February, we prayed and prayed that our March number would be in the 40's...and it was! Then in March, I prayed that in April we would be one number lower than we thought...and we were! And then in April, we prayed that we would be in the 30's for May...AND WE ARE!!!

Well, our agency also let us know that waitlist times could extend up to 18 months. We were kind of expecting this with all of the slow downs in the the Ethiopian adoption process recently. So this news didn't come as a total shock.

When we first got on the waitlist back in September, we were told that our waitlist time would probably be about 12-18 months. Then a couple of months later, AGCI shortened the estimated waitlist time to 9-12 months, and we were thrilled! But now it looks like we are back to the 12-18 month time frame, which is really right where we started!

God has been teaching us SO MUCH during this wait time, and I hope to be able to share more about it soon! We are trusting in Him, pouring out our hearts to Him, and putting all our HOPE in Him alone. We know that our daughter is safe in His arms. We long for the day when we will see her sweet face, but we are resting in His perfect plan!

And for today, we are rejoicing right where He has us...#39!!!

"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You." Psalm 39:7

15 comments:

erica said...

Yay for the thirties!!! Congrats on your new number! :)

Darcee said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO for the 30's!!! ...Glad to help ya move on the list this month!! :) hehehe! THANKING and PRAISING HIM!! :)

PRAYING FOR YOU, the wait and your sweet Caroline Faith!! ♥

Kelly Jo said...

Yayyyy!! The 30's!! Soooo excited for you!! :)

Marcie said...

The 30's...Thats Great!
Hoping that you dont really have to wait the whole 18 months! Waiting stinks!!
Thanks for following our journey also!

meurrier said...

That's awesome, Alison!!

Meaghan and Wes said...

Congrats on your new numbers!

Go and Tell said...

YAY for the 30s!!! (Blogger deleted my post, too. Weird.)
But it is neat to see God answer prayers so directly!! :)

Angela Hunt said...

Yay Allison! That is great news! I love how God is answering your prayers! :)

G said...

Yay for new numbers! :) And love that you are in the thirties!!!! :)

erica said...

So glad Blogger is up and running again! My post totally disappeared too.....

So glad that you're in the thirties now! Congrats, and God's blessings to you! :)

Kirby and Anna said...

soo exciting... congrats :)

Kristi J said...

that's awesome..you'll be there before you even know it....kj

Erika Reiner said...

Lovin your 30's...so cute! I wish I could say the same about my age....eeekkk!!!

There really is so much to learn isn't there? Fun to see how the lessons unfold.

Have a great weekend!

Kelli said...

Yeah!!!! 30s!!!!!

Meredith said...

Yay for the 30's! And I'm loving your rejoicing for what God has in store!