Thursday, May 6, 2010


Yesterday there was a hole in my heart, today it was FILLED!!! What a wonderful day- here is how it played out......
We got home from preschool about 1:30 this afternoon and Harrison had fallen asleep and was on the couch so I decided to sit down for a little bit and I was praying and I dozed off.....then...... the phone rings around 2:03ish- and it said (703) area code and I KNEW:----- I answered and Caitlin asked if Craig was here and I said no, he was at work and then she conferenced him in; then the tears started flowing, because I KNEW! Caitlin said that this was our referral call and told us of our sweet, sweet baby girl...... almost 3 months old...... So now, we wait for news of our court date- 4-6 weeks from now and we will go to Ethiopia to appear in court. If we pass court the first time, lets pray we do- many do not..... then in 4-12 weeks from passing court, my dad and I will go back to bring her home...... Oh my, what a day...... I can't post pictures until we pass court and then I will have them every where! The kids are pumped and in love too- I am hoping they really understand that "she" is Jillian- the same Jillian we have been praying for, for so long! Now, I would love to ask prayer for her continued health and for quick and easy court date and travel..... We are so thankful for every prayer lifted up for Jillian and our family. WE are so thankful for the blessings God continues to pour down on us..... God really is so Good!! My heart could overflow at any moment; and to top it all off: just got a phone call from my bff in Kazahkstan on her mission trip- got to share the good news with her too! What a great day!


  1. Oh Erin! Congratulations, Happy Referral Day...I don't know what to say I'm SO excited for you!!! I'm dying, dying to see your new little sweet girl! How exciting to put a beautiful face to a beautiful name!!! Sending you huge HUGE hugs!!!!!

  2. Oh Erin!!!! I am so excited for you!!!
    Can't wait to see this beautiful girl!
    Love you all!

  3. So glad I got to see you today...she couldn't be more beautiful!!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see & hear more about her! So glad she's such a healthy little chub-a-lub! Can't wait to snuggle up on her and enjoy that squoosh-i-ness!!!