Okay...back to posting about the kiddos...I have T and C left to do :) I'll save C for last because it's almost her bday :)
WHERE DID MY BABY GO??? He's growing up WAY too fast!! Oooohhh, our big brother...how sweet is he! Talk about a kid who truly loves his siblings. I could do an entire picture post of him loving on all of them. To give you a glimpse into his sensitive heart...the day we received Cana, we called home on our webcams. As the video was coming up, we could hear all the giggles and excitement on the other side of the world. As soon as we could see everyone, they all began saying hi to their sissy and there was big brother....crying for joy at the sight of his little sister. That will forever be burned in my heart...it was so precious. T loves playing video games with his daddy and plans on being a video game developer or inventor when he grows up. He is a wonderful help, a great leader, and a true joy to have as a son! He loves the Lord deeply and wants to serve Him in all that he does. What greater gift could we ask for?!?!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
One year ago, today, we received the very exciting, unexpected call about our baby girl. Here's our journal entry from that day (May 2nd, we received her beautiful pictures..I'll post them below):
MAY 1: We got 'the call' at 11:43am on May 1st. The amazing phone call that we've waited for for over a year....the news of our precious baby girl.
IT CAME!!!! IT CAME!!! At 11:43pm on May 1, "the call" came...the call that will forever change our lives. The call about our precious daughter that we have deeply loved for so long. I can't stop shaking with excitement and joy. We have our daughter!!!! Paul is in Virginia on a business trip and it took me forever to get a hold of him (at least it seemed like forever...it felt like time stopped). He is so excited. So excited, in fact, that he said "Book me a flight, I want to come home. I want to be there when we learn all about our daughter." Tomorrow morning at 10am, we will finally see our baby girl's face and learn all about her and who she is....WE CAN'T WAIT!!! Our God is so awesome!!!!
MAY 2: It's a beautiful day!!! Daddy made it home safe and sound. Everyone, including the kids jumped out of bed super early this morning. I'm just sure our house is floating in the sky. We are all so excited about our baby. Off we go...I'll post asap. I know you all are just as excited to hear all about her :)
*SHE'S AMAZING!!! Just amazing!!! Read the file 'Our Referral' for all of the info. on her and of course, her beautiful picture.
We came home to a house full of family waiting to hear all about our little peanut. The kids were so excited to see her picture. They have been dreaming of her and loving her for so long. Daily they would talk about her and ask when do we get to go and get her. We can finally tell them "very soon". We are coming so soon baby girl!!!! AAHHHHH!!! So soon!!!!
I still can't believe it's been a year since we gazed upon her beautiful face. Everything we had been dreaming of for so long was starting to become a reality! I will never forget that phone call. Because of the uncertaintly of a sn's direct CCAA match, we had no idea when 'the call' would come. It came 7months later than we thought so we had just about given up hope that it was ever going to come.
Posted by Stacy Richards at 10:38 PM
It is with great joy that I announce the arrival of the newest USA citizen. Our precious friends landed today with their new son, Christian. Talk about an overwhelming joy when they rounded the corner in the terminal...finally our sweet little Chrisitan is home. We love you little man and are sooooo happy that you are finally with your family!!
What a precious gift from the Lord!!!
Posted by Stacy Richards at 5:33 PM