Friday, December 23, 2011

New December 2011 Number!!! The TEENS!!!

 Just a couple of hours after I posted yesterday, we received an email from another AGCI case worker (ours had already left work for the Christmas holidays) with our official December 2011 waitlist number...

#19!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Ya'll may can tell that I am just a little excited to finally, officially be in the TEENS!!!!!!!!! :)

I have pretty much been on what I like to call "adoption cloud 9" ever since we got that email!  You see we had been in the 20's for FOUR (very long) months!  That was the longest we had ever stayed in one "decade". I was more than ready to say good-bye to the 20's!

And I know that the timing of this adoption journey is not just about a "waitlist number" is about God's perfect plan!  But it's still so much fun to celebrate being closer to our baby girl!  And we had been praying all month that we would finally be in the TEENS for December.  I am SO THANKFUL that God chose to answer our prayers with #19! :)

I don't know what it is about the TEENS, but I just knew that I would feel so much closer once we finally hit  them.  And I do!!!  The teens really do feel different!  Now, I just need to start praying that we don't hang out in the teens anywhere near as long as we did in the 20's! :)

Oh, and another great thing?  Because of some recent movement in our agency, we know that we are really already "unofficially" #18!  We are rejoicing and praising God that more children are being matched with their forever families...and that we are a few spots closer to Caroline Faith!!!

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, 
   reviving the soul. 
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, 
   making wise the simple. 
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, 
   giving joy to the heart. 
The commands of the LORD are radiant, 
   giving light to the eyes. 
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, 
   enduring forever. 
The ordinances of the LORD are sure 
   and altogether righteous. 

Psalm 19:7-9


leemeandthegirls said...

AHHHHHHH! I am so very excited for you! What an AMAZING Christmas present! I have been praying so hard for you and Caroline Faith this month. She has really been on my mind, and I can't wait to see when God will bring her HOME! :) Merry Christmas!- McCalL

Meredith said...

Wahooo!!!!! Oh that is just super exciting Allison!!! So glad ya'll are getting closer! Have a Merry Christmas

Stephanie said...

So glad you are finally out of the 20's!! Hooray for movement!!

erica said...

Yay!!!! I was so excited to see your post on the list serv. Congratulations on moving out of the 20's!!!! You have been waiting sooooo long - may this new year bring you much joy, love, happiness, a referral, the opportunity to hold Caroline Faith in your arms for the first time, and a beautiful homecoming into her forever family!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Shannon said...

Another step closer to your gorgeous baby girl. YAY!! :-)

Kim said...

YAY!! So excited for you!!

Jessica said...

God truly does give 'joy to the heart' and 'light to the eyes', as stated in the Psalm you posted. Congratulations on your new number and Merry Christmas!

Matilda Joyce said...

Praise God & Merry Christmas!!!

Kelli said...

AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! 19!!! So exciting.

Carrie said...

Yahoo for 19! I've never been this excited for the number 19 before :)

cal+claire said...

What a beautiful Christmas present! God is good, all the time!

Brooke said...

So exciting!! You are waiting so faithfully, it really is inspiring!! :) I tend to ignore it, so that it doesn't hurt so bad that he's not here. I know I need to talk about it more!