Dec 16, 2008

The BABY!!

A Light in the darkness


Today Julie, our caseworker at All God's Children, called us with our court date info...a few days earlier than expected (thank you, those of you who had prayed we'd hear early!!)
WE PASSED COURT! (HUGE SIGH OF R*E*L*I*E*F!!!)
lOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE ARRIVING IN ETHIOPIA ON jAN. 11TH!
Can you believe it?!!
The play by play goes like this...
last night I decided to have a relaxed day, I asked my Knight to fill the wood box in the living room, so we could hang out before the fire and read ALL DAY! We read the bible, some baby board books that we found in our attic stash, a story bible of Jesus...birth, death, resurrection...some other favorites that had been refound in the attic. (which we are cleaning out and plan to make into another bedroom...keeping us in adoption ready mode for the next round)....
The phone rang around 2 pm...I went for the phone, but a voice within me said, "take courage, take courage." (everytime the phone rang, fear struck me, as I was not sure how I'd handle bad news about court.)
I answered and Julie's voice (our caseworker) danced. She asked how we were...she hesitated, I hesitated, she said, "I have some good news for you."
I said nothing. I couldn't speak, tears rushed out, sobs bolted out, enough that my daughter rushed in to the room I had found solitude in...asking in sign language if I was "OKAY."
In the midst of this..Julie said we had passed court. She congratulated us and began giving us the pending details related to the travel itinerary. I wrote like crazy, hoping I'd be able to read it later...
I couldn't stop crying. She laughed and I could hear her words catch in her throat with shared joy.
I thanked her over and over...she said she was just the messenger
...but glorious messenger of such perfect JOY!
*click*
I called my Knight. He was driving, I asked him if he could pull over. He did and began crying at the good news. He thanked God with me and said softly, '...fasting works. Praise God!'
I am so thankful that this chapter is turning it's page. That we will begin a new chapter of our lives with this sweet baby as part of the story.
In a few days I will know more details of her size, schedule and such, so we know how to pack for the journey we will soon embark on.
Thankyou, thankyou, ThankYOU, for your prayers! We are so grateful for each of you!
The Holy Spirit spoke this to my heart post phone call ...
Psalm 33:18-22 (New King James version)
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.
( **He's ready to come to their rescue in bad times; in lean times he keeps body and soul together. )
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

58 comments:

Troy said...

Fantastic story! CONGRATS!

I love your husband's spirit filled quiet comment 'fasting works ... praise God'. I have been participant and witness to that time and time again ... it's a faith builder ... thank you!

CONGRATS AGAIN!

julie said...

Yeaaaaahhhhhh!!!! Kimmie!!!!

God is good!!!

Now, for the important stuff, where is her picture!!! WE want to meet your sweet baby.

Julie

Rebecca P said...

Yeah!!! Doesn't this mean you can post a photo and share her name now? :)

Tracie said...

REJOICING WITH YOU KIMMIE!!!
Yeah, God!!!

Make sure you set up a wordpress account and sent me an email when you do so that I can add you to our blog, we just had to go private due to the adoption.

mom said...

Oh, Kimmie! I'm dancing with joy with you! What a blessing to hear early - I was praying for that! Congratulations on your little beauty! :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~
Garden Glimpses

Kimmie said...

Can't post a picture or name until she is in our arms....

so hold on a little longer friends!

Kimmie@overthemoonwithjoy!

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

Praise God! Rejoicing with you. Can't wait for the pictures of you and your new baby girl. :)

Stephanie said...

YAY! **Imagine me doing a happy dance right here in my family room!!**

I'm SO excited to hear of your journey to BRING HER HOME! Praise God!!

ElleBee said...

Oh, congratulations to your family!I've been praying for all of you and for the baby that God will bring into your family. What a wonderful Christmas gift.

Stacy said...

Kimmie-- (and family!)


WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I am ~beyond~ thrilled to hear this news! YAY! :)

I'm so, so happy to hear it!

Rejoicing with you tonight!!!
~Stacy and family

Capturing Today said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas present and answer to so many heartfelt prayers! I am rejoicing with you!

Greta Jo said...

Praise God- Kimmie. What a wonderful christmas gift!

Sondra said...

I stopped by hoping for some good news- AND I GOT IT! Yeah, I am so excited for you all. What a blessing from God. Truly!

Kathy said...

Yay !! Thank God! Congrats to you guys !

Renata said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!
I'm crying tears of joy with you right now! I'll be praying for your safety & look forward to meeting little beauty - even if it is only through the internet!

Foxy5 said...

I had to stop reading this post so I could pull myself back together and actually see to finish reading it. The tears are just flowing. I am thrilled (that word doesn't really even begin to actually describe the true feeling) for you and your family. I can hardly wait to hear more and to see a picture of you holding your precious little one. Oh how exciting that the day is finally coming. A date is set! What an amazing God we serve. My spirit is rejoicing! :)

Blessings to you as you prepare for your travels to get YOUR BABY. (Isn't that such a sweet sound?) I'll be praying for all the details. :)

Troy said...

I 100% agree with your comments ... have you been sitting next to us at church? :)

On average, 10-15% of a given church are the active hands/feet ... if we could all actually get on the same page and understand what Christ actually has called us to...wow.

In regards to adoption ... Over one-third of Americans have ever considered adopting, but no more than 2 percent of Americans have actually adopted. Wonder what it would look like if even 50% of Christ-followers would adopt one orphan...same deal with clean water...we know that God's supplies are limitless!

Glorifying His Name with you!

Martie said...

Absolutly overjoyed with you!!! What a mighty God we serve! I am sure Jan 11th looks mighty far away - I will pray for grace as you wait just a bit longer. I am so happy for you. I think it is neat that we will both have babies - given to us by God at the start of the new year! Praise the Lord.

Blessings,
~Martie

Dawn G said...

WHOO HOO!!! She is going to be a BLESSED girl having you as her mama! SO thrilled for you!

FOR HIS GLORY!

Dawn

javamamma said...

I don't even really know you or your new little one but I am so filled with joy that I'm crying too!

Praying for safe journeys when you go get your new baby!

Dawn said...

Praise God, Kimmie! I'm so, so happy for you!!!

Expat Mom said...

I`m SO happy to hear this! I`m actually crying tears of joy for you right now, which is kind of funny, since we`ve never met, but I do feel like we`re good friends. Can`t wait to read your posts about your new little gal!

Our Red House said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

I am so excited for you, Kimmie. What wonderful Christmas news.

God Bless,

Kate (who has an enormous smile on her face.)

Amrita said...

Oh what joy, a great precursor to the Christmas celebration. Praise God.

emily said...

Wonderful news!!

Barb said...

We are praising the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY with you!

What a Christmas blessing!

Jenni said...

Oh how exciting! I am so thrilled for you guys, and I cannot wait to hear more about the little one who will be joining you SO SOON!! After such a long and winding paper pregnancy, I am rejoicing with you that the point of delivery has come!

(((HUGS)))
Jenni
http://onething.beautifulheritage.com

Patti S. said...

So happy for you! Praise be to God! Merry, merry Christmas!!

Luke said...

That is fantastic news!

~Luke

cabinfever said...

I am thrilled for you.Have fun!!!!

The Arthur Clan said...

What wonderful news Kimmie! Praise the Lord for answered prayers. :)

Emily said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! January 11th will be such a blessed, wonderful time for your family. In my small, selfish way it's special for all of us. We got to see God move in your lives. We get to see another soul joined into her forever family.
We get to read about His workings in HER life as well as yours.
We get to read about MERCY.

:)

Now go bake your husband somethign fabulous to end his fast. :)

(still praying for the Chapman foundation grant...)

Dreadnought said...

Hi Kimmie, I am so pleased for you and your family, if anyone deserves this its you, I don't know how you cope with all the waiting. Best wishes to you all, Bob.

stacelito said...

PRAISE THE LORD! WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS! WE ARE SO GLAD FOR YOU AND WE'D BEEN PRAYING!

Shawnda said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!! Rejoicing with you!!!!!!!!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Wonderful news Kimmie. I am so happy for you all. January 11th will soon be here.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Diana said...

God is faithful. So glad to hear the good news. I can't wait to meet baby beautiful.

HouseOfSmooches said...

Oh Kimmie what glorious news!!! I've been stalking your blog a couple times every day to hear this good news!! Praise God.

Karen said...

Wonderful news! I am thrilled for you! What an answer to prayer.

You probably don't know that I lived in Ethiopia for three years as a child. I had first grade there.

Blessings and prayers for safety in travel.
Karen

Lynette said...

Hallelujahness! Can't wait to see and hear all the glorious details as we rejoice with you.

Lynette

Anonymous said...

How EXCELLENT is our God!!!!!!
Oh, praising Him with you, and excited as you prepare for your miracle baby girl!

Hugs, prayers with you as you prepare to go get her. Our prayers won't stop!
KH

Joy Portis said...

WOOOHOOOOO! Praise God for this precious blessing! Can' wait to see her in your arms! Continuing to lift you up as you prepare to travel.....

missy said...

praise god! his mercy has indeed been upon you! and will continue to be. congratulations. what wonderful news!!!

Michelle said...

Praise God! What a relief, huh? Your Christmas will be extra sweet this year. January 11 is not very far away!!!!!!!!!!!

Electric Daisy said...

God is so good. Congratulations!

UKBob said...

I knew God would grant your desire. Thanks for you comments dont know how you find the time to fit it all in Have a blessed Christmas Vicki

Cathy said...

Congratulations. That is so awesome. That was a wonderful verse as well. God is faithful.

Anonymous said...

How exciting! January 11th is our anniversary so I'll be ever mindful of your travels/celebration as we celebrate! We're praying for you all. Love, Sue

Pura said...

I'm so happy for you all ... God is good all the time ...
Blessings

Allison said...

I've just started reading your blog, and quite enjoy it :) So happy for your good news!

Allison

Susan said...

Congratulations! Praising God with you. What a beautiful family God has blessed you with! Already praying that your travels will be smooth and uneventful, yet, filled with goodness.

Jana said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!! That is the best phone call. So excited for you!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Kimmie! Praying for that sweet baby and her new forever family!!!!

Jenni said...

Hey Kimmie,

I don't know if you do the whole 'award' thing, but I nominated you for one if you want to come and get it!

Jenni

BethPie said...

OH, KIMMIE!!!! I'm thrilled. Praise the LORD! I'm SO excited to see her beautiful face and to see your whole family together.

Robin said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you, your family, and Little Beauty.

Lovella said...

Praise God. . .Oh Kimmie I am so thrilled for you. . .hooray ..
Can't wait to see her. . .and share the joy with you.

EEEEMommy said...

I haven't been blogging the past week, so I'm just now reading your FABULOUS news!!!! I'm so excited for you. God does answer prayer, and fasting does work! :)
Praise Him!
Continued prayers for you as you prepare for your big trip! :)

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