(Continued from above) After seeing our child my heart melted! The instant desire to have your child home arose in me instantly. It's crazy I was wondering about feeling a connection with your child through a photo but there was never any doubt that this was the child that God designed for our family. This child is another blessing from God. He is PERFECT! Everything about him is perfect! Oh how I wish I could show you pictures and tell you every detail but I can't. It is to protect the child, we are not allowed too yet:) His cheeks and big brown eyes are just so beautiful. He looks so healthy and well taken care of until we can bring him home. That night I couldn't sleep knowing I know who I'm praying for now and what to pray! I pray for him to get home safely to us and to pass court our first time. I'm just so excited and would hate for anything to happen... I know I can trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding.
So I have a big apology to all my friends! Scott was out of town for the week. We had to do a review of his medical information which took a few days. So, we decided to wait to tell Brooke and Parker until he got home. I was worried if we told friends then it would leak back to Brooke and Parker. We wanted to share that moment, the 1st time telling them they are going to have a new baby brother. We needed time to accept the referral and to tell our children... but once we did I couldn't wait to shout it from the rooftops!
Us telling Brooke and Parker
It's been a whirlwind telling friend and family about our precious new little addition. Please continue prayer for our court date is the next step and what we are waiting on. We need to pass court in Ethiopia for him to become legally ours then we can go get him. We are hopeful in thinking we could travel around April or May but only God knows and we trust Him. Thanks for making it this far in reading all the details... maybe more than you want to know but this is a wonderful moment for our family that we wanted to share.
Here are a few pictures of us sharing the news.
We told MIMI and POPS at Dexter's... same place we told them about the twins. The waitress had a special delivery for them. ( a picture of our angel)
We drove up to Jacksonville to surprise my sister-in-law Dana and my nieces. They couldn't believe we were there telling them about their new cousin. Another bonus is we got to see their classrooms and meet Ellie's sweet kindergarten teacher.
We will keep you updated about our court date. Please pray for our angel for God to keep him safe, warm and healthy. I just can't wait to have him in my arms giving him unconditional love and knowing he will be in our family forever. We can't tell you his name but we are keeping it. So, for now it's "baby J":) Good Night "baby J" you have so much love waiting for you here in Orlando.