I wish you all could have just seen the scene in our house!!! I opened the email from our case worker, which read:
I just heard back from Holt. You were entered on the wait strip the day that your homestudy was approved, which was 12/23/09...
Ethan (our oldest) came into the room and read the email aloud to Isaiah (our youngest) and Daddy! To which Daddy just ran through the house with arms in the air:
"We're on The LIST! We're on THE LIST! We're on THE LIST"
Wow, this has been an emotional week awaiting that news! The tears are just overwhelming...we made it. Now we just wait for our baby girl to be matched to our family!
We asked Ethan if he understood what it meant that we are "on the list" and then explained we are now on the list for a referral! A lightbulb went off for him and he then took off through the house with arms in the air...
"WOOHOO...WOOHOO...now we can get a referral in no time!"
We explained that it could take 10 days, 10 weeks, or 10 months...the important thing is we made it! We are now on the list and in God's timing our little Annalee will be joining our family!
Thank You Lord for this Christmas Blessing even though we were not aware on that day! It is such a beautiful way to close out 2009!