July 20, 2009

REFERRAL DAY!!!!!

Today is the day! The day HOPE came, our FAITH has been renewed, we are filled with JOY! We officially waited one year and two days. It started off as a normal day. Brandon called me and told me he was about to leave the office and ten minutes later my phone rang, it's normal ring. I had our adoption consultants phone number programmed to ring a special ring. It said CHI, our agency. I answered it wondering why they were calling me. I had asked them to call only if it was "the call." Well it was "the call!" The voice on the phone said, "Elisa, this is Erin with CHI." I hesitantly said, "okay?" And then she said, "Brandon, are you on the line?" That's when I lost it. I knew the protocol!
We have a referral for a two month old girl who is healthy and beautiful! We have been in shock pretty much all day! We are elated!
So what is next? Well we did find out today that the Ethiopian Courts will be closing after all this summer. They will reopen the first week of October. We are fine with that right now, because we are just so happy to know who she is and that she is healthy. I already am carrying her pictures in my purse. We are signing our forms tomorrow in St. Louis and from there we will wait for a court date, which will probably be after the courts reopen in October.
Thank you God!

39 comments:

Amanda and Co. said...

I am so happy for your family. You have me in tears. :)

What a wonderful day for you!

Missy said...

That was beautiful!!!! I am crying with tears of pure JOY!!

( And I'm glad you didn't put our phone call on the video!! My screeching and screaming would have ruined it!! LOL!!)

Love ya, girl!!!! SO, SO, SO happy for the Hyman Four!!!!!

Sandi said...

How wonderful!!!!! I am so excited for you!

Fine family said...

So very happy for you! I will be praying you get a quick court date!

Erin Sager said...

oh my goodness I just cried my eyes out.......So happy for you....Im calling you tomorrow.....sweet dreams....Erin

Justine said...

Bawling right now!!! I am so happy for you and your beautiful Marley. Calling you this morning to hear every detail!!!

angie said...

so very excited for you guys!!! CONGRATULATION!!!!! YEAH!!!

Dara Kinder said...

Elisa - I am SO happy for you!!!! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! And here's to a fast couple of months!

Kris & Staci said...

Sooo, happy for you guys!

Lindsey said...

Marley is so blessed and God knew it from her birth! That she would have such loving parents and sweet big brother! I'm just so happy for you.

superjulle said...

Incredible, Elisa! Your video was moving and I'm so so happy that you received that call and that your family will find its fulfillment with precious Marley! I'm anxiously awaiting her Welcome Home, coming!

Meg DeZutti said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you guys! Cannot wait to finally see pictures of her.

Miriam said...

YEAHHHHHH! We are SOOOOO excited for you!!!! Can't wait for you guys - so you can wrap your arms around her and show her just how much love she's going to have from the three of you! And Stella can't WAIT to play together!

The Glow Girls said...

Love you girl. I'm so excited for you and your family. I know this has been a long wait for you. Finally your baby girl is coming home to you. Can't wait to see pictures. Give each other a big hug for me.
love you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great blessings! Now you can change your side bar from TBA referral to your date now! Yeah 1 more step closer to baby Marley!
-katy shatto
Diesel's mama

Roger said...

Congratulations. Time to celebrate.

Roger said...

Congratulations. Time to celebrate.

Breann said...

Yeah!!!! Your journey has renewed spirits !!! She is quite a blessed baby. I can't wait to see her picture. You and your family are in my prayers!

childofourheart said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Tricia

Anonymous said...

So happy for you!! Your video is beautiful and little Marley will love watching it over and over again. I am Missy's friend and am hope, hope, hoping ya'll get to travel together!!!

Congrats!!

Laura

The Michel family said...

We are soooo happy for you guys!!!! Can't wait to meet her in person :)

Laura, Jason, Isaac, and Tenaye Michel

Ben and Kate said...

Congratulations! I feel like I've been waiting for this referral with you. So excited for you! Our little girls will be about a month apart I think. We're waiting for a court date too. I hope we'll see you guys at the Ethiopia get-together. Bring her picture!

Alida and Geno said...

Eliza, I am crying elephant tears here at work and my make-up is all smeared ...... I am soooo sooooo happy for you guys .... you have waited so long and now 'your call' finally came. The video really said it all .... that's what really got me ... How did Miles take it (him and Jalen are about the same age)? God is soooo good - things DO work out in the end - can't wait to see pictures, can't wait to see her with you all together as part of your lives!

Gretchen Magruder said...

wahoo!!!! I think I've been more excited about your referral than just about any other (okay, except ours!). SOOOOO happy for you and this new baby girl!!

ellerbee eight said...

Ah... that was so sweet! I am typing through the tears! Congratulations! May the time pass quickly.

Tania said...

Oh my gosh....I have been checking your blog everyday for this news. I'm so so so so so happy for you. You had a very long wait, but I'm sure that once you saw your precious little girl, it was all worth it. I hope you get a speedy court date and the rest of the wait from here on out is quick. CONGRATULATIONS.

Jodi said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it finally happened - well, yes I can, but it is amazing and wonderful and brings tears to my eyes. Yippee!

The Parsons Flock said...

How wonderful!!!!!! congratulations!! so tiny and sweet! i cant wait to see her pictures!

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!Your day has finally come! I am so excited for your entire family. There is only one better day than this one that I can imagine, and that would be the day you get on the plane with her to bring her home. Then, it is DONE!!!

Becky said...

I am so excited for you guys! Watching your video reminded me of the day we received our referral. What a wonderful day! Congrats!!!

Annie said...

What a wonderful time for your family to enjoy! Congrats on the referral of your sweet baby :)

Enjoy this "walk on air" time!

Ronnie and Suzi said...

WOO HOO!! We just finished getting settled after our move and this is the 1st time I have been able to catch up on everyone's blogs! Yours has the most FANTASTIC update!!! Thought about you as we hit that 7/18 mark and am just so happy you are here now!! A HUGE congratulations to all of you!!! Prays for quick/smooth courtdate and travel!

dntnichols said...

Such a sweet video. I'm so happy for you guys!
Tabitha Nichols

Ressie said...

YEAH!!!! I'm so happy for you! God is good. I hope that when you get Marley settled in, it'll be about time for me to make a visit before I start wandering around the US.

LISA said...

OK. Sobbing in the library is not a good thing.I am SO happy for you!!!

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