3/20/2009

wait listed!

We are officially on The Gladney Wait List for a baby boy!

We were put on the list on March 18. The average wait for a referral right now is 6.5 months. This means we might get matched to a baby around October 1. (We won't travel for another few months after that.)

I woke up on Thursday morning with great peace in my heart. I laid awake for a hour, soaking in thoughts of the adoption. I am in awe of what God is doing. I have been drawn to adoption and in love with orphans for a long long time, but the fact that we're actually doing this is amazing to me. Thursday morning's hour of reflection was about wrapping my thoughts around the fact that adoption is really happening for us. I feel blessed and elated, just like I did when we were pregnant with Melody and Leah. It truly is God's doing, not ours.

Thanks be to God.

13 comments:

Robyn said...

Congratulations! Hopefully we'll both have our boys home by the end of the year.

Mama King said...

Congratulatios! I found you through the adoption link under interests. I am an adult adoptee and Mama to a peanut adoptee. I am celebrating my daughters 1st anniversary of her arrival by featuring adoption on my blog. I am doing a roundup of ideas, traditions and stories centered on how you celebrate and honor your child's Gotcha/Arrival Day. I know you have yet to celebrate your child's Gotcha Day! Thought I'd leve you a comment anyway.
You may want to stop by my blog and see what other families do! Thanks! Kim

libby said...

Yipeeee!!!!!!!!! Congrats. I'm so excited to watch the Lord lead you to your precious little prince. From one who knows, your heart will never ever be the same ;)

The Hargett Family said...

Congratulations, Bekah! Maybe you're little guy will be HOME by Christmas! Praying for you guys along the way!

Nikki said...

Yeah! Congratulations for you! Hoping your wait is short and these next few months are filled with wonderful anticipation!

Congrats!

Kelli said...

This is really fabulous news! My heart is full of JOY for all of you!

Chris and Dawn said...

Congratulations! I hope your wait flies by. :)

Dan said...

Great news Bek and Chad! We will continue to pray for your process...

Elizabeth said...

So exciting! I'm looking forward to the day when your little guy comes home!

Rebecca said...

Congrats! Hoping the months waiting for your referral FLY by.

It was so fun to meet you at the Gladney dinner. I'll be following your blog...waiting anxiously for you all to see your son's face!

Neil, Amy, Hillary Ashton & Sophie Le said...

Congraulations! How exciting. I hope you wait is short and sweet!

Tam said...

Hello to you too! I did notice that there was another family placed on the waitlist the same day as us. How funny that we both have Jessica as well (3/18 was a good day for her :-) Congratulations, and here's hoping we both have a short wait!

anna w said...

Congratulations, both of you! I'm so thrilled for you!
I'm actually getting tears in my eyes as I think of what this means for your family. :u) Happy tears, of course!