2.02.2011

{CLEARANCE!}

 Thank you all for praying BIG AND BOLD with us!! We have such an awesome God!! Today we received the incredible phone call that we did in fact receive clearance from the US Embassy!! They have issued us a tentative Embassy appointment for Feb. 14th! What a great Valentine's Day this will be!! We should receive confirmation of that date tomorrow and then we can book our tickets! We will drive to D.C  next Wednesday (9th) and spend the night with family... then fly out of Dulles International on Thursday to arrive in Ethiopia on Friday night! We won't be back home until Thursday the 17th...

We are SO excited!! Just one more week little boy.... we are coming!!!

** a note about the diapers - any diapers we receive before we leave Wednesday morning will be packed and taken with us. If they don't get here in time, that's okay! I know several families who are traveling to Ethiopia after us that would LOVE to take the diapers. So any I get after we return home I will just send on to them! :)

28 comments:

Brantley and Richard said...

YAY!!!!!!! I am so excited for you! As you already know (our story), I am a firm believer its darkest just before the dawn! He had this planned all along... and yes... how great is our God! :) So thrilled... beyond words for you!!!

LORIENDEVON said...

Best news of the day!!! So thrilled for you guys!:)

chloë. said...

I want to get up and dance right here at my desk! SO SO SO SO SO SO SOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU! Oh what a sweet Valentine he will be. <33

ASH said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures of Tucker in YOUR arms in YOUR home! Praise God! What a wonderful miracle to celebrate!

Anne said...

Sooooooo happy for you! That is such wonderful wonderful news! God is so good!

Anna Rose said...

I can't wait to give you a great big hug tonight! Love you guys :D

monicaelaine1 said...

PRAISE THE LORD! God is good! Be safe in your travels! God bless!

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I am sooo happy for you!!!

Kelly said...

Praise God! I am just so happy for you!!!!!

Jess said...

All teary eyed up here in PA!! How exciting!!!!!

Claire Kiefer said...

Incredibly excited for you, and can't wait to hear about his homecoming. Congratulations on this beautiful news!

KaylaDanielle said...

I am just overflowing with joy for you!!!!

Crystal said...

This is so amazing!! How great is our God! I know you are just thrilled to be so close to having your baby boy in your home and in your arms.

sallee said...

SO SO happy for you and your little boy
and (a wee bit jealous!!)...hoping we get that call too!!!
all in God's timing I know!!

Leigh said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! Seriously flipping out excited! And Valentine's Day?!?!?!? could it be more perfect? oh so thrilled!

Carrie said...

Amazing! So excited for you!

Brookie said...

What an awesome God we serve! I am so happy for you and John and Tucker, Lauren!

Laurie said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! I'm so thrilled for you, John and Tucker!! :)

Jessica said...

That's wonderful news!! Congratulations, so happy for you guys!

Alison said...

YAY!!! What a perfect Valentine's Day present!!!! So excited for ya'll!

Kate said...

So HAPPY! I was up praying for you all last night! Hooray for Tucker! Seriously, this is the best love gift ever!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Amy said...

Yeah, John, Lauren and Tucker!!! We are so excited for you three! What a wonderful surprise and gift from God. Doesn't it feel like you just unpacked from the first trip??!! This is so much fun!!
Love you guys,
Amy

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

YEAH! What a great Valentine's day it will be to give lots of lovin' to your little boy! Hooray!

Rachel M. said...

Praise Him!! God is so good--makes me giddy inside and out that you get to pick him up soon! :D

blessings,
Rachel

BARBIE said...

I am so happy for you all! Jumping for joy! Can't wait to see you with Tucker in your arms!

Emily said...

God truly loves His kids! So happy for you guys!!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i have chills! what a long-awaited journey coming true! praise Jesus! i cannot wait to see you holding your precious boy. you are going to be a beautiful mother. i'm just thrilled for you. praying for your trip and all the details.

cait said...

God is SO good!! What an amazing answer to prayers!! You all have been so faithful...can't wait to hear all about that sweet little one! :) Safe travels!!