“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

Friday, March 26, 2010


On Monday morning, I received an email devotional that said “God Wants To Surprise You”. And my best buddy, Dan, had told me that he thought Monday would be THE DAY which made me all the more nervous. Sure enough, he was right! Yes, it finally happened – my phone rang on Monday, March 22nd at 1:00 PM with the news I’ve been so patiently waiting for. I have been blessed beyond my imagination with a beautiful 7-month-old baby girl. She is absolutely perfect – such a cutie! Above is the video of me seeing her face for the first time. I will treasure that moment forever! (Excuse my messy desk and red nose & eyes! Ha)

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from my family and friends – THANK YOU! Many of you are asking the same questions, so I thought I would answer them here as best as I can for now:

WHAT IS HER NAME? I am still considering a handful of names – it’s a huge decision! When I finally decide, I will let you know.

WE WANT TO SEE PICTURES! I wish I could share her pictures with you here on my blog or by email, but I am unable to do so until she legally becomes mine. However, if you see me in person, I will be happy to show you the copies I have! I can give written permission to any families traveling to Ethiopia before me to take additional photos, so hopefully I’ll get more soon!

WHEN WILL I GET TO BRING HER HOME? Believe me, that’s the big question I am asking! There is a lot up in the air at the moment concerning whether I will be making 1 or 2 trips to Ethiopia (likely 2) and exactly what the time frame will be. On average, I am hoping to have her home with me within 3-4 months. The news about the possible 2 trips is so new that the details are ever-changing, and my agency is doing its best to get definitive answers for me asap. You’ll know once I know!

Please continue to pray for me and my baby girl in the coming weeks. God is so good!


Christy. said...

I totally cried while watching your video!

Congrats Mommy!!

~The Taylor Family~ said...

Well, I just cried along with you! If it's anything like giving birth then seeing her face for the first time, I know it's a great feeling!It's almost overwhelming. Glad you got the knews. BTW...saw a pic at mom's house and she is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Down On The Farm said...

So excited for you Gina! My prayers are with you and your beautiful daughter!!!

Robin said...

I am so happy for you! I will be crossing my fingers and praying for a speedy court date ;o)

kim said...

Oh my goodness I am crying - How exciting!! That brought back so many memories for me. Isn't it the strangest thing to open and email and see this face you have been longing for?!?! So excited for you and don't worry God knows exactly what you need to finish this journey!!!

elisa said...

Okay, big big tears here too! Congrats!