Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Day to Remember . . .

Well .... of any days that I am NOT home to get that infamous call .... you guessed it ... TODAY! After some tracking down of me and 3 kids in town, David was able to reach us and I made it to our social worker's office in the town I was in (I did have this plan, just in case!!). Everything is kind of a blur right now. Partly because of just the awe of "this day" anyway ... but also trying to put the pieces of our precious daughter's life together. All that she's been through ... it's almost more than this momma's heart can stand.

What a JOY it is to see her smiling face and know that she is now healthy and well. Such deep joy ... yet such sadness over all we've lost with her. Wow .... but we have a whole life to enjoy together.

I will write more later. I just wanted to say "Hey everyone!! it finally happened! and we have a 12 month old precious child of God waiting for us on the other side of the world!" The day finally arrived ... the timing in every detail of her life and our journey is just almost unreal.

And I'd like to give a shout out to all you amazing families that have traveled recently. I know ya'll have more pictures of our sweet girl!!! .... so FYI she got to the Gladney home last November and would have been in the older baby house I do believe. Please email me and we'll figure out how to get pics. Thank you SO MUCH. robertsfamily@mlgc.com

More to come later. Oh, and I'm sorry, but I cannot post a pic of her on the blog until we pass through court ... so you can pray for that!!! ... it'll be a very hard wait. Thanks!

21 comments:

crazy thorne's said...

YAHOOOO!!! I am so excited for you. The referral day is very fresh for me so I know how the day becomes a blur! Maybe we will get to travel together! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Chris & Jess said...

I have been checking your blog like crazy! I'm so happy for your family! Your faith and positivity throughout your 21 week journey was so inspiring.
Congratulations!

Jim and Debbie said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations and best wishes,
Debbie

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

YYYYEEEEESSSSS!!!!!

How awesome. Last night I was praying for you, the Albertson's, the Fournet's and us. Just felt COMPELLED, you know.

Did you happen to see our blog???

Wouldn't it be great to travel together?

God is good, I say with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

Sharon

Tracey said...

Soooooo very happy for you! Congratulations! ~:-)

Scott & Emily Lydick said...

Awesome!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Hope everything goes smoothly from now until travel, as this seems to become a hectic, crazy time!

the albertsons said...

You know I'm overjoyed for you my friend... just wanted to leave my congrats here, too :). What a lovely day!!!!
Praise GOD!
becca

The Quinn Girls said...

Congratulations. I have some pics so let's see if we can match them up. Yahoooo for you. mquinn_kiheihs@yahoo.com

Maria

Natalie Fournet said...

Yay!!!! I am so excited for your family....I can't wait to see pics of your daughter!! Awesome, awesome news!

CHRISTY said...

Hooray for you! I have been stalking your blog for several weeks and I am so excited to see you got "the call!"

Angie said...

Sweet! So sweet. Very happy to see this incredible news. Enjoy the celebration...and CONGRATULATIONS!!

-Samantha- said...

Yay! Congrats.

Drew Carey Show said...

What wonderful news!!! Congratulations! We were at the Gladney house on November 14. If your daughter was there that early in the month, I'm happy to weed through my photo library. My email is careygrange@yahoo.com. Enjoy the thrill of this moment! Can't wait for you guys to go get her.

Justine said...

I am so very happy for you!! I have been reading your blog from the beginning and checking it daily to see if you had an update. You must be one happy mum!!!

We are a family with six boys and we are waiting for a referral for two girls, or two girls and a boy!

Blessings, Justine

Kimberly Baggett said...

shelly!
how did i miss this?!? i have checked your blog several times today but just decided to check really quickly before bed and HERE IT IS!! i cannot say how overjoyed i am for you! i know your heart is bursting with joy and praise to the Lord! i cannot wait to see pictures!! WOW! i am over the moon my sweet friend!

Renee said...

Congratulations! We visted the Gladney Foster homes several times so I'm more than happy to look through my pictures. wewillbringthemhome@gmail.com
Renee

Valorie said...

WOW! Great news!! We are so happy for you!

Ted and Lori said...

congrats on receiving your referral! I hope she gets to come home to her family soooon.

Carissa said...

Praise God! I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago, and I have been checking back ever since to see how the Lord is going to grow your family again.
We will continue to pray with you for your precious little girl. :)

Laura said...

woo hoo! Congrats on your referral. That's awesome news! :)

Erica said...

YAHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you all!