Monday, May 27, 2013

GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!


Happy Memorial Day!  It is with great JOY and hearts overflowing with THANKFULNESS that we share our exciting news that...

WE GOT THE CALL this past Thursday for an ADORABLE 9 month old baby girl in Ethiopia!!!!!!!

We are absolutely over the moon IN LOVE with her, and know without a doubt that she is God's perfect plan for our family! I promise ya'll, she has Jody's big SMILE!!! She looks like us! Only GOD!!! We see God shining through her story in such amazing ways!

Our adoption journey to our daughter officially started in May 2010, and God showed us her face 3 years later in May 2013. This journey has been so much more BEAUTIFUL than we could ever imagine! She is SO WORTH THE WAIT!!!! Every second of the 32+ months on the waitlist was part of God's amazing plan to place our daughter perfectly into our family!!! It just overwhelms my heart! 

GOD IS SO GOOD!!!

"You will make known to me the path of LIFE; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever."
Psalm 16:11

44 comments:

Kelley E. said...

Yay! I have been following your journey, although this is my first time commenting. I'm so happy for your family and for this GREAT news. Adoption is close to my heart, since we adopted our daughter almost 2 years ago and plan to adopt again in the near future. God is SO good!

Jared and Erica Wingler said...

In tears!! God is so so good!!!

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

WOOOO HOOOO!!! So exciting!! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Brittney Galloway said...

YAY!!! What a great answer to prayers! SO excited for ya'll to hold your daughter in your arms!

Hannah said...

Praise the Lord! Congratulations to your whole family!

K.A. said...

So happy for you and your family! -- Kay

Rachel Pehl said...

Yay! I have been waiting for this post. Congrats!

Sharon @ Texas to Ethiopia said...

PHEW!! I've checked this blog EVERY stinking day and I'm SO thrilled to know you've finally gotten it. I have to live vicariously through my other AP friends since we're holding at 4 kids right now. Congratulations to all of you. Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey to bring her home. She's right about the same age as our daughter when we got our referral call. Congrats.

Carissa said...

I am so thrilled for you and your family! I have been following your story for the past two years. I just wanted to say congratulations! I look forward to hearing about her homecoming...

Prayers and blessings,
Carissa

Brittany said...

Praise The Lord! Congratulations- so happy for y'all!

Darcee Sanders said...

OH My - so so so happy for all of yooooooooou! Praying for the days ahead and that she is home before you know it. xox Praising Him!!!

Ashley said...

My heart is overwhelmed with JOY for your sweet family. What an amazing blessing it has been to watch your journey of faith and hope! I can't wait to see that sweet baby girl in your arms! Praising the Lord for every moment!!!

Brea Jimenez said...

Oh Allison, only God!! I have never had guts enough to comment. I have followed your journey from the beginning. You have an amazing story being written. I will be following as it continues! Thank you for allowing Jesus to use you, and for allowing us( strangers) to see the beautiful story of redemption unfolding! Blessings in yo
ur journey.

Darrington Ludlam said...

Thank the Lord! I'm so happy and excited for y'all!!

Meredith said...

Can't stop thinking about your awesome news!!! And I definitely can't wait to see that heart removed from Caroline Faith's face. Prayers for quick and smooth court dates!

cal+claire said...

My heart is overflowing with joy right now! I know that God has a beautiful plan for this little girl entering your family. We cannot wait to see pictures and hear more! Let us know how we can pray!

Andy and Kristen said...

Congratulations!!!!

Allison said...

YAY!!! Such good news this morning, bless your family I am so excited to "meet" her and see pictures and hear more as you reach this next leg of your journey!!

Steve and Evie Wesner said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! I was hoping and praying you would get that very special and important phone all this weekend!
SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Tears of Joy!
Love in Christ, Evie

Nikki said...

Congrats and praise the Lord!!!!! Can't wait to watch the rest of your journey play out!!!!

leemeandthegirls said...

I cried happy tears for you when I saw this on facebook last night. GOD is good indeed!

Brandie Ducrest said...

Wonderful news! I've been checking your blog a lot lately because ya'll are so close. Can't wait to meet your new addition!!

Harveys said...

Yay!!! SO happy for your family!!!

Julie said...

I have been following your journey for quite a while but have never commented. I have been anxiously waiting for this big announcement!!! So happy for you and your family and can't wait to see her sweet face!!

Unknown said...

God IS so good :o)! I've been following Your journey, and praying for Your family. We live in Healy, Alaska, and have 4 bio children, and a 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old girl from Ethiopia. I am totally awed at Your perseverance, God's guiding, and His perfecting His good plan for Your family!! I will keep praying for You :o)!

Love, Eeva Graham

Erin said...

Yeah!!! So happy for you guys. :). Best news today!!

Erin said...

Yeah!!! So happy for you guys. :). Best news today!!

Meaghan said...

Ok I wanted to post here too! :) Congrats again! Can't wait to see pics of your precious Caroline Faith! Hope you're in Ethiopia VERY soon with your daughter in your arms!

Marissa @ No Raisins On my Parade said...

Alison & family,

Oh my goodness! I have been following your journey and praying for your family for quite some time now. It really touched my heart and made me SO excited for you to read this news today. I have been anxiously checking your blog the past few weeks. I cannot tell you how happy I am for ya'll!!!!!! Congratulations! I will now be praying that Caroline Faith will be home soon. :)

Amber said...

So exciting! I have been following along for some time but barely comment. So excited for your wonderful news!

Megan said...

So excited to finally say, "Congratulations on your referral of Caroline Faith!!" God IS good and I'm praying for more good plans as you travel for court and embassy!

Melanie said...

Yippee Alison!!! That is sooooooooooooooo very exciting. You have been a great example to all with your diligence in prayer and your steadfastness and grace in the wait. Thank you for being real throughout the journey with all your emotions. One day, you will look back on everything you have written in the past 3 years and see how God has been there every step of the way and how He has drawn you closer to Him. It truly is amazing. I look forward to you holding Caroline in your arms for the very first time...This is so exciting!!!

Carrie said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Now you get to stare and stare at her sweet picture! Congrats guys, we cannot wait to see her home with you all.

The Mrs. said...

Oh,congratulations, Mama! I have followed your journey and am so thrilled that you are now memorizing pictures of your precious girl! We got our referral 3 years ago on the 24th and we haven't been the same since! Thrilled for your family.
-renae

The O'Neal Family said...

Alison, I am SO excited for you guys and am so excited for the rest of this journey for you all. Honestly our time in the waiting phases could not even compare to the day we found out we had a court date and on, you are just over the moon and beyond emotional on a daily basis and every day is filled with new excitements all leading up bringing your child into your home. We're coming in close to 1 yr being home and I cannot tell you how fast it has gone so enjoy these moments of excitement and all the fun, it's been a long wait and you are reaping the benefits now! CONGRATS over and over, so happy for you all!!!

Steph said...

Hooray! I am looking forward to reading more about her! God has surprised my family in a big way this year. His love for his children never ceases! May He bless Caroline Faith & care for her while you are waiting to being her home!

Niki Frank said...

YAY CONGRATULATIONS!! That is one blessed little girl!

Kimberly said...

My husband calls me crazy, but love following adoption journeys and praying for the family involved. I found your blog about three years ago, when you had just begun this process. You have shown much grace and poise during what must have been (at times) an unbearable wait. I was thrilled to see your news - WooWoo!! I hope you will continue posting - we will continue praying. :-)

Angela said...

You guys have waited so faithfully for this day! So happy for your family. WE started the process after you and we have had our 2 children home for over one year!!

Mama Mimi said...

So so so soooooooo happy for your crazy family!!!!! =) Hoping it's a short wait to hold her in your arms!

Robin said...

oh my goodness, oh my goodness, Oh my goodness!!! I have tears of happiness for you as I read this FANTASTIC news. Congratulations!!!

Rachelle said...

I knew it!!!! Tonight while doing laundry and thinking of relaxing and catching up on blogs I thought....I bet Alison knows who her girl is now...I went to check and was happy to see the news!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!! Praise God!! Now a new and beautiful journey begins. You will miss this time so soak it up!!! I know you will!! Congratulations.....You were the last of the families waiting (of the blogs I follow) since we began our journey to our children over 3 years ago...and now I actually feel a weight lifted and I truly feel so happy for you. What a joy to know you have now seen her face!!! Can't wait to see her in your arms!!!

sydney said...

Oh I have followed your journey from day 1 through We Love Our Lucy.
I am so so happy for you!
Can't wait to see her precious face.
Love all the way from Sydney, Australia

Tasha-Marie said...

OMG!!!! I've been reading your blog for a long time, and praying for your family. Congratulations!