Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ADIOS PGN!!!!!!!!!!!!


ALL smiles in the church van in the Bonanza parking lot!
At 6:59 pm tonight as we pulled into a Bonanza with our youth group we received THE CALL!!! I can hardly believe I'm typing these words!!! We just yesterday made the decision to take all 3 kids on the youth mission trip... summers in youth ministry are hard on the boys missing their Daddy (and hard on Mommy too)... but I'm confident part of the reason we needed to come is so that we could all celebrate this moment together : )

For those not familiar with Guate adoption terms... this news means our adoption has been approved by the Guatemala courts. There are a few more final details to finish up before we go get her, like: birth cert., visa, DNA test, Embassy appt... but getting out of PGN is a BIG DEAL! We'll let you know as we receive more details :)

I'm going to leave this post up for a couple days and will continue posting our visit trip later. As overwhelmed with joy as I am, my heart aches for all my friends still waiting. Please continue to pray for all the Guatemalan babies and their families.

Thank you for all your prayers, support and encouragement!!! And most of all we praise YOU Father ..for every perfect gift is from above! Love to you all!

16 comments:

Whitney said...

Praise God!! I am thrilled for you and your family! What an encouragement for your kids (your own and youth) to see this answer to prayer. He is faithful!!

Deidre said...

SO excited for you guys! I am praying for a speedy pink!

dad2aandj said...

Congratulations. I pray the rest of the ride is a quick and smooth one.

Jim B said...

COngrats on the the progress...

Mark 6 about walking on water is good here... God cares about the PROCESS (of keeping our eyes on Him) as much as the final "Product" ( a fruit of our task oriented society)...

We will celebrate this time ... (all these youth you are with were once babies!)

Stacy said...

Unbelievable! Praise God! Congratulations!!!

Stacy

Stacy said...

Unbelievable! Praise God! Congratulations!!!

Stacy

Sara said...

How super exciting. Now you get to go back to Guatemala and bring her HOME! Yeh:) Congrats

Sheri said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Praying you get PINK quickly!!

LouLou said...

Oh Marianne!!!!! I am praising the Lord with you!!!!!! Thank you, God!!! I have tears streaming down my cheeks..... God is so GOOD!!!! Blessings to your entire family...

Therese said...

You guys are too cute!

I heard rumor on Sara's blog that you were out and had to check in to add my YYYIIIIPPPPEEEE to everyone else's.

Congratulations!

Therese

The Milner Family said...

We are so happy for you! God is amazing and it is good to see that things are still happening in Guatemalan adoptions. The enemy can not hold back the hand of God! Praise be to God for this indescribable gift to your family.

Kristy Booth said...

YAY!!! I am so happy for you guys!! Congrats!!

Amy said...

Praising the Lord for this news! So excited for you all. Can't wait to see your family all together!

Leah said...

Praise the Lord! We are so thrilled for you guys.

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

YEAH!!!!!! I am SO EXCITED for y'all!!!! Let's hope Eliana is close behind.

The Heinrichs said...

Wow this is GREAT news!!!