Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New September Number!!!

We got our email from our case worker, K, yesterday with our new waitlist number!!!

For September 2011 (after almost a full year on the waitlist), we are officially on the AGCI Ethiopia girl waitlist at number...


#23!!!!!!!!!

I can't even tell ya'll how EXCITED we were to be several numbers LOWER than we thought! That is always a very welcome surprise! :)

Right after K sent the email, I got a text from Jody that read "2-3!!" He is totally unlike me and never does more than one exclamation point. So, it's a big deal to ever see two exclamation points from him! I knew he was just as excited I as was! :)

I texted him back, "I know!!! I am smiling really big right now! And I have tears in my eyes all at the same time!!!"

And I did. I have been kind of emotional this week, but it's really been a "happy emotional", if that makes any sense. I truly feel like we are so much closer to our baby girl! God is just filling my heart with so much hope and so much peace.

A year ago today, on September 14, 2010, I went to pick up the FINAL COPY of our home study from our social worker! And now, one year later, we are rejoicing in being #23 on the waitlist for Caroline Faith!!!

I love Psalm 23 so much. It's one of my all-time favorites of the entire Bible. I couldn't decide on just one verse, so here is the entire 23rd Psalm...

PSALM 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

17 comments:

mlynne said...

Yippee, that's great movement! We are waiting for our email, you were the first family I saw post new #'s, so now I know it will be this week, you lifted my day, too. Congrats!!!
mlynne

Allison said...

So exciting!! I'm so glad you are moving on up the list :)

Meredith said...

Whoo hoo!!! Way to work it up (or down) the wait list!

Elle J said...

Praising Him for this really LOW number. Ahhh, so excited for you guys!! Happy Dance for Alison!! =)

Kelly said...

Oh..happy day!! That seems like such a low number--your referral is getting so close! :)

The Hemphill Family said...

YAY Alison!! So exciting...hoping you are in the teens next month! =)

woosterweester said...

Ooooh! Getting so close!:) Waiting in anticipation with you guys!
Love,
Rory

Heather said...

Wow!!! That is so exciting!!! Things must be moving over there at AGCI. not so much for us.
So happy for you!!!

Kim said...

YAY!!!

meredith and justin said...

Love your new number!!!! I am so excited for your sweet family! I love that Jody used two exclamation points. That is too funny. I am all about the exclamation points, especially when it comes to happy adoption news!

Stephanie said...

SO excited about your new number!! You're getting closer!!

meurrier said...

Great news! So excited for y'all as you get closer and closer!

Courtney said...

Yay for them being unexpectedly low!

Erika Reiner said...

WOW!
That is a surprise how far they dropped this month! FANTASTIC!

The 14th is a special day in our house....3 yr anniversary! I really should be getting ready for dinner!!! EEEEKKKK!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

You guys are moving!! Yay!!

Marcie said...

Yay for number 23!!!

Janet said...

Seriously, don't you just love LOWER-THAN-EXPECTED numbers?!!