Wednesday, May 14, 2008


We are pleased to announce that yesterday, we received our referral for our ELLIE!!! I was totally surprised as I had just called on Monday and nothing and then the next day I got "The Call". We do not have specific travel dates yet, but anticipate travelling the end of May.

And while we cannot share photos until she is ours legally, believe us when we say she was so WORTH THE WAIT and that we are over the moon with excitement. She is tiny and beautiful! Friends who are currently in country indicate she is "gorgeous" (thanks for that word, A, LOVE IT!!!) and are going to hopefully be able to bring home photos for us soon!!

God has been so good to our family and while the wait has been long, I would have waited as long as it took for Him to fulfill His promise to us of our daughter.

"For this child I have prayed and God has given me what I asked of Him!" 1 Sam 1:27. To God be the glory, great things He has done.


Betsy said...


This pretty much makes my day. I am so happy for you!!! God has blessed you for being faithful.

Can't wait to see pictures of her in a few weeks and also to follow along on the most exciting part of your journey!!!

Oh, and can I say YAY again????? :) :) :)

jennifer cobb said...

I can't wait to meet her, I'm sure she is adorable!

Clare said...

I'm SO happy for you Maria. Hope the waiting is short from here.

Best, Clare

Jeanne said...

Hooooooray!!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

Kelli said...

Oh Maria, that is wonderful! I am so happy and excited for you. Congratulations! Can't wait until you can share pictures! I love reading news like this and am thrilled I am reading it on your blog!

Marcy said...

Hi Maria!
My husband and I are with AO, too, and I always check in on your blog to see how things are going with you, and I was SO excited to see you received your referral!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are #2 in line for a boy and are keeping our fingers crossed for a referral soon! So nice to see they are still happening!

Suzanne said...


Hi and Congratulations!!!. We are with Nightlight and are #2 for a baby girl. I am so excited for you and your family and glad to see some referrals after the reorganization.

Suzanne ( in FL)

Anonymous said...

Oh Maria, I am trying to see to write as I wipe away the tears. As soon as I saw your title, "Referral," the river started flowing. I gasped & made my husband turn the tv off so I could read your post to him!! I can only imagine how you are feeling right now and I am so happy for you. I will definitely be sleeping better tonight. Can't wait to see your beautiful daughter.

Dennis & Kathy Irwin said...

YIPPEEEE!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Shouting here in East Tennessee!!!!!!

Monica said...

That is wonderful news!!! I am so very happy for you. Can't wait to follow along as your real journey is now just beginning! I hope you get to travel SOON to go meet her!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

I already emailed you, but wanted to let it be known here that we are SO excited for you! I can't wait to read about you holding her in your arms!

Jes said...

YIPEE!!! Oh my goodness...CONGRATULATIONS! This is such exciting news!


Jackie said...

Popping over here, too, to wish you even more Congrats and letting you know how happy I am to hear this news.

Breathe ;)

Gen 's Family Story said...

That is great news!! I'm so excited for you! Can you put me on your readers list? i had to sneak in the back way!!! I want to read all about her!

All 4 Jesus said...

Hurray!!!! for you. She gonna be so sweet! congrats!

Amy said...

Hooray! That is SO exciting!

Cant wait to see pictures of that sweet baby girl.


Amy Hood

Pamela said...

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!

arminda said...

I have been a reader for some time now and haven't commented (at least I don't think I have? haha) but I just had to say how excited I was to hop on here just now and see the awesome news!! Congratulations to you, your family and your precious little girl!!!

Johnda said...

God works in a mighty way! I apologize for the delay in my comments...I'm so happy for you and for Ellie!!! I will continue to pray for you and your family!!!