Saturday, August 13, 2011

I-800 Approval Baby!


I-800 approval.
Which is just fan-stinkin-tastic.

Then after breaking the refresh button on the computer
this bundle of handsomeness was staring back at me.

Us looking at him
looking at us.
I think I just confused myself.
What's my name?

I know buddy.
Mom's such a dork.

And then, as if that all isn't enough, the bracelets sold out in one afternoon.

But there are more now! Go here!
Can I just tell you that the thought of a group of women across the United States wearing bracelets in honor of my son absolutely brings me to. my. knees.
Heck with Team Jacob
or Team Edward.
Team Joshua is where it's at.

Now that.
That is a day.
So much to be thankful for.
So much to be humbled by.
So much to give GLORY TO HIM for
because all of this?
This is not of me.
It's of Him.

Daily I sit here and watch adoption process mountains moving.
We are on month 3 since we started and in a few weeks we will be on a plane.

He seems to be hangin in there physically.
The mom that is there now said that the director said he had just come off of his oxygen when they arrived and said this,
"I guessed that it was probably him on O2 with how blue his lips were and I noticed that he was sitting in most of our pictures.  He was up more off and on while we were in there, so I didn't notice it so much until I saw the pictures. So glad you'll be here soon!"

It's like he knows help is on the way.
A few more weeks buddy. Just a few more weeks.

And you guys.
You guys.
Are pouring out your blessing by providing for us financially to be able to go and get him.
Glory, glory, glory.

Now that
dear friends.
That is a good day.
Glory to HIM.

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8


  1. Beautiful, incredible, AWESOME! So grateful for the gift of love that is pouring out! I could think of no better parents for him than you and John!

  2. Totally awesome!!!! You are in the home stretch! Still praying for Joshua!!!!

  3. WOO, to tha HOO, girl!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. WoooHoooo!! yay- Can't wait for that dear boy to be with your family!!

    Can you spell F-U-N!

    BTW you need a J name for yourself!
    How about Jonia? Hmmm... maybe not?

  5. Woo-Hoo for I-800. I just may need to check out those bracelets again, there were several I wanted. :) Team Joshua! Awesome!!!

    So, one day, when you adopt your little girl, will her name start with an S?

  6. Wow, you couldn't stand any more good stuff in one day!!!! Congratulations, girl!

  7. Hooray...he'll be home so soon!!!

  8. Yah for all the great news!!! Continuing to
    pray for you all as you prepare to bring
    Joshua home!

  9. so so happy with you and excited and praising God!!!!!
    I just love the new photo of you two. the one on the side bar.
    it's so nice.
    God's great blessings.

  10. That is so awesome... seems super fast. So excited for you!!!! He will be home soon!

  11. Simply amazing!!! Can't wait for him to be HOME in his forever family exactly where he belongs!!!

  12. Oh Sonia, he will be home very soon!!!! Praise God!!