Tuesday, June 24, 2008

She's 9 mos. old and it's official.... she's GROSS!!!!




I woke up this morning thinking, "this would be a great day for Sarah to get her new birth certificate.... her 9 mo. birthday". And wow, I think God thought so too because about 4:30 this afternoon we got the message... we have it!!!


I didn't realize I would get so excited about her name change until it occurred to me why it's so significant. When the Lord adopts US into HIS family we "take on" His Name by becoming "Christ"ians.... just as God put "h"(like YAHWEH) in Abraham and Sarah's name when they became His. This is a sign of covenant.




To know Sarah has a new name signifies the new life, new hope and new family the Lord has chosen to give her.... which we pray is only a precursor to her spiritual adoption into the family of God! Father, how I praise You on this wonderful day for all the ways You love each one of us and how You've chosen us for Your glory!


ps. The next steps are... passport hopefully this Sat., then 2nd DNA test and results sent to Embassy, and finally a PINK slip telling us when we can bring Sarah home FOREVER!!!

9 comments:

Deidre said...

YEA! YEA! YEA!!!!

So excited for you guys! Only a couple of more steps and this part of the journey is over!

Happy 9 Months precious Sarah!

the Schommer family said...

WOOHOO We are so happy to read that you are moving along. Hope that you hear more great news to celebrate!

Leah said...

What a wonderful picture of our relationship with Jesus Christ. We need to always keep that eternal perspective. You are almost done!

allums family said...

happy 9 months and congrats on your new name baby girl!

The Milner Family said...

YEA! We are so happy for you. It sounds like things are progressing smoothly. She will be in your arms forever very soon. I get chills reflecting back on those days. They are precious memories.

Amy said...

How exciting that she shares your name! For me, that made it seem so real.

Laurie said...

AWESOME! Hope you are orange and pink real soon!

Whitney said...

Wonderful news! What a beautiful picture of our heavenly adoption!

Praying for you as you do your last bit of waiting!

Amy said...

We're so excited that things are moving along. Can't wait to meet Sarah and for her to meet all of her cousins - she and Lauryn are only a week or so apart in age!