Monday, March 12, 2012

Par-tay at the Rector House!

We have two WONDERFUL reasons to celebrate today!!

First, today is our anniversary! Happy anniversary my love!! I praise God for 8 beautiful years and the blessing of our four children (soon to be five children, Lord-willing) as a result of our covenant. I pray the Lord grants me many more years with you as we work together to make much of Him, less of us. I love you more with each passing day and thank God for how he has shaped you into the man you are today! I am truly a blessed woman!

Second, we received the long-awaited call this morning from our stateside helper at 5:39am!! Of course, I was already awake and had been for almost an hour as I couldn't sleep from the excitement of the possibility of getting our date this morning. So without further ado, our date is...


Which means that we'll most likely be leaving 2 weeks from today!! We have SO much to do and I'm hoping this kicks me into high gear: ) I seriously couldn't stop shaking and smiling for over an hour! It's funny because you know (or at least, we've been told) that your dates are coming eventually, but when you actually get an appointment with the adoption authority in-country, it's still a shock and awe feeling. I can't put into words how thankful and happy we are to know that we'll be holding our sweet girl very soon!! Please pray for us as we get ready for our trip, for our baby girl's safety and health, and for our children here. Thank you to all of you who have been praying and encouraging us as we've walked through this process! You are a blessing to our family!


  1. I am SO excited for you!!! I fell in love with Elizabeth the first time i laid eyes on her! Cant wait to see the pix of her in your arms. <3