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9.22.2011

On Deck

The "good news" finally arrived today in the form of an email saying that we are officially "On Deck" to get our referral. We are so excited and so thankful for the encouragement as there really hasn't been any good news for us in the past 9 months. Seriously. 


The dark cloud that has been looming over us has parted just a little and light is shining through! There may actually be a baby for us in Ethiopia, and we may actually see his face soon!


Technically, being "On Deck" means that you're close. The referral could come at any time, most likely within 1-3 months. They let you know you are "On Deck" so that they can verify your request again, check to make sure they know how to contact you when the referral comes, and let you know what expenses will be due at the time of the referral. 


So, all that to say, it should happen within the next 3 months- though we're hoping for much sooner! Like, tomorrow would be nice.  

15 comments:

Hillary said...

Yah!!! Such great news! After much heartbreak we were "matched" with Colbie in October. Hopefully you will get your "match" in October too, if not sooner!!

What is the time frame from getting your referral to when you travel to meet and pick up your new son/s?

Annie Leppin said...

Yay! yay! yay!!

Katie Willemssen said...

Hooooooray! Such great news! Have been following your blog for many months and have been thinking of you guys often. Continuing to pray for you as you continue the wait. His faithfulness reaches to the heavens!!!
Much love to you guys!

chaddykathi said...

YEAH!!! Oh my gosh...I have goose bumps! (I can't imagine how you guys are feeling!) Finally, you guys deserve to hear good news!

thesloothaaks said...

Sharing in your excitement and praying that your time "on deck" will be short and that you will see your baby's face very soon!

Scott and Stacey said...

Yay for "on deck." Hoping and praying it happens very soon! It must be surreal to think you could open an email any day and see your child(ren's) face(s)!!!!

Chad, Kim and Kassidy De Jager said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! Praying that it comes quickly and that God fills you with peace in the meantime.

Rachel Jones said...

Hooray- so so so excited!!!!!!!

Team Howell said...

Praying for tomorrow, too! XOXOX

Corrie and Phil said...

AMEN! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!

Hoping for TOMORROW as well!

Mindy said...

I'm so stinkin' excited for you guys! Can't wait for the upcoming day when you get to post about your little one!

Laura Frost said...

That is so great! I will be praying that it is tomorrow!

Rochelle said...

Woohoooooo!!!! That's such great news! Praying the referral comes super quick, but that no matter the wait, God will continue to pour out his grace & mercy on you guys. So excited for you!!!

The Drye Family said...

That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you guys. Praying that things would come sooner rather than later:).

Bob Ewoldt said...

We're so excited for you guys!