Monday, December 20, 2010

We Said Yes...

TO OUR DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a daughter. Our third daughter.

Just 68 days after sending our completed dossier to our agency we saw our daughters face on the waiting child list.

No, it wasn't the adoption "fairy tale" we had imagined in our heads, it wasn't the long anticipated phone ringing, it wasn't a suspenseful wait in front of a computer waiting for pictures to pop up. It was so much more. It was a phone call from a friend saying they thought our daughter might be on the waiting child list. A friend I've never met. A long drive home anticipating checking that list just to see if maybe. It was a week of praying for a little girl a world away. Asking God if we were the family He had for her. It was a week of family discussions. Once we pulled her file she had her daddy wrapped. Her story made her mama weep, it made her daddy want to hold her tight. We were smitten. This was our girl.

This is a story only God could write. As it unfolds it only becomes more clear that this little girl was meant for our family.

We are thrilled beyond words that God would allow us to parent this precious girl. That we get to be her family.

We are blessed. Beyond measure.

Thank you to each one of you that have prayed for us, supported us, and continue to cover us in this journey.

Details to follow......

30 comments:

Jill said...

Congratulations! So very happy for you!

Wes And Nina said...

So so so so so SOOOOOO excited for you!!! WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Holli said...

CONGRATS!!!!! Can't wait to hear more about her!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations Shubins! That is awesome!

The B Family said...

Rejoicing with you and praying for you. . . and her. Thrilled for your family!

MamaMimi said...

Oh Congratulations Erika!!!!!! Rejoicing with you!

Dave and Angie: said...

Awesome!!!! Yeah for the waiting child finding a home!!! Congratulations to you all and her! And I think it is so cool that she and Walser's girl are more than likely already forming a life long friendship...How precious is that??? Could it be that is the reason for their delayed Embassy date??? God's timing is always perfect.

love said...

praising God that she has found her way to her forever family. praying with you all the way.

Jodes and Boz said...

Can't even tell you how excited i am for your family and this sweet little gir!

meredith and justin said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to read the rest of the details. I love hearing the miraculous ways God puts families together. I am so happy for you and your new daughter.

Lindsey said...

WAHOOO!!! God writes stories so much cooler than we ever could. So excited to read more.

Shonni said...

I’m so happy for ya’ll!! Congratulations~!!

Missionary Hicks said...

YAY yayayayayay!!!! I am so excited and happy for you! I can't wait to see the pictures of the whole family plus one little princess. :)
Hugs and prayers.

*Overflowing* said...

Still happy dancin' over here! We love you guys and are so excited!!!

Heidi K. said...

I have chills! So wonderful!
Congratulations...so very happy for you.

missy said...

can't shake the chills i have all over from reading this!!! what beautiful news!!

sallee said...

Praise God!! can't wait for details:)
MERRY merry Christmas!!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

Rejoicing with you!! God is SO good. What a perfect Christmas gift from Him!

Lara said...

When I saw your title my heart jumped! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear about her.

The Roberts Family said...

Oh my goodness!!! Cannot wait to hear details!! :) Rejoicing with your fam!

Kelly said...

Wonderful, absolutely fantastic post!! :) I am very, very happy for you and your family.

Alison said...

Oh my goodness, Erica!!! I am so EXCITED for ya'll!! Cannot wait to hear all the details about your new daughter! Praise God!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations!!!!! We are SO happy for your family!!:)

Becky said...

That is wonderful news, congratulations!

marymuses said...

Congratulations!!!! I keep an eye on the waiting child list, and I was wondering who was going to be that gorgeous girl's family. I'm so glad it's you!

Kati and Justin said...

Shubins this is SO EXCITING!!! Your family is growing!!! Praising God for this beautiful union that's being made!!

drea said...

Details to follow????? I can't wait that long!!! I thought you meant right away....OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Congratulations!!!! Please do tell us ASAP :) some of us have a hard time hanging on. So maybe, I should go visit her like you did mine :) Love it sweet friend, I am sure it is just perfect, God is so so good.
Love you

andiamyours said...

Rejoicing in your news!!! Congratulations!!!
Praise be to God!

Annie said...

Congratulations!! Such wonderful news for your whole family :) Enjoy this "walk on air" time!

Mark and Wendy said...

I've been out of the loop online a few days...didn't realize you already had a referral! So incredibly excited for you! I can't wait to hear how God provides the rest of your finances...it will happen!!! I wouldn't be opposed to a personal email of a precious girls' face...just sayin'! Merry Christmas!