Monday, February 25, 2008

Gimme a R, Gimmee an E... Gimme a

I bet you thought I was going to say G and that this was just a silly repeat of the whole post about being registered.

Well, it's not and it's MUCH MUCH MUCH better!!

We got a REFERRAL!!!!!

Friday started out like any other day. I emailed our coordinator in the morning and a few minutes later we got the 'nothing new' email that I dread getting. I had put the adoption out of my mind (as if that's possible) and was working hard when the receptionist at work started buzzing my office looking for me. Thank goodness she kept on looking for me because I was in the backroom. When she told me I had a phone call from CHI I just assumed another document was needed. We went through our normal pleasantrys and then she says "I have some news for you," and that was it. I was bouncing in my chair and squeaking and some of the ladies I work with ran in and all I could do was shake my head "YES" and they knew. It was an amazing feeling. I had to call Troy who was driving home from work and he was so excited I was worried he would run off the road. I called my mom and Troy called his and then his mom called me and it was wonderful.

We spent the weekend shopping and cleaning out his bedroom, sorting thorugh all the clothes my sister in law has passed to us (thank you!) and looking at bedding and just anything we could put our hands on we looked at!! We should hear travel dates tomorrow or Wednesday!! I can't go wait to meet our little man.

My hands are still shaking and I can't get anything done and I'm all over the place, but you know what? I think I'm allowed!!

God is so good!

35 comments:

Sira said...

WOW!!!!!! I am so happy- I can't believe you are just now posting!!! So I can only imagine that today you are waiting on pins and needles for those dates.

I told you that the day would come. I am siked!!!! Call me if you need anything

ana & russ said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you! This is wonderful news! I hope you're on that plane to meet your son very soon.

Allison said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you. It is finally your turn!!
I can't wait to hear that you have travel dates and are on your way.

Becky and Keith said...

Woooohoooo!! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait until you get your dates and then can start planning for that first trip! :-)

Anonymous said...

YEEAAAAAAAAAH! I am sooooo excited for you and Troy! It HAS to be an awesome feeling when you get "THE CALL." How in the world are you going to sleep tonight!!!!
Renae and Joe

Amy said...

OMG!!!! I am so happy for you, I even got a little teary eyed while reading your post. This is the most wonderful news. Can't wait to hear about travel dates and everything else. Congratulations!

JennStar said...

What wonderful news!!!! Yeah!!!!!

Adrienne and Jim said...

We are SOOOOO happy for you!!!! Isn't it the most exciting time of your life?! I can't wait for you to meet him!!!

WW said...

At last! Yeah! I am so glad for you guys the wait was grueling but it's now over!

Wendy

Mike & Heidi Lee said...

YAY!!!!! That is so exciting! I've been checking your blog everyday because I figured it was coming soon!! Can't wait to hear the details!

Shane & Marie said...

I am so happy for you both. Congrats! I can't wait to hear more.

Michael and Carrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you all and look forward to hearing those travel dates! I'm glad you had fun shopping this weekend!! :)

Jackie said...

Oh I am just thrilled for both of you! I can't believe I am just seeing this now.... I actually came here earlier and how I missed this I will never know~! I got an email from the CHI group and when I read through the referral news, YOUR names were on the signature!! I hopped right over here to comment!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Janine said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!! It sounds like we could be in Russia at the same time. Too bad the regions weren't closer together..that would be so cool to hang with you!

Melissa said...

How EXCITING!!!!!!!

I can't wait to read all about everything! :) Holler if you need anything!!

Ryan and Amy said...

I am SO HAPPY for you guys! You must be on cloud nine and I am so glad you finally have this grand moment. Congrats - can't wait to hear more! Enjoy this time - it is a once in a lifetime feeling.

Patti said...

Yahoo! What great news! I can't wait to hear more!

Dede said...

Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear more details!

KimAbraham said...

How exciting! I am soooo happy for you and can't wait to hear more. And, YES, you are entitled to tons of jitters! Just try to relax... take deep breaths and enjoy each moment.

Joy said...

I am so excited. I can not wait to hear about when you will travel. I have been checking your site waiting.
Prayers are answered!
Joy

My name is Shannon said...

Oh my Goodness! Congratulations! I am so excited for the both of you. I bet today you are still all grins and bouncing around. :)

Keep me posted on travel dates!!!
P.S. Thanks for all of the support and comments on my blog site too!! I really enjoy hearing from you!

Jane and Jim said...

YYYAAAYYYY!!! How extremely exiciting for you! I can't wait to read all about him - I hope you get to post while you're over there.

Children's Hope International said...

Troy and Rachel -

This is the most wonderful news to see on the yahoo groups this morning!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

I can picture you, Rachel, bouncing in your chair. I wish I could have been there! I am elated for your family and will be praying for you as you travel on your first trip. Let me know your travel dates, if you remember!

Susan & Randy said...

Congratulations!! You two have had the patience of Job waiting for this day to come. I look forward to hearing about travel dates.

Carey and Norman said...

Yippee! You know how very excited I am about your referral. I'm going to call you one night this week to talk in person. I'm so very excited for you and Troy! You are so deserving!!

donna said...

Great news!!!! Congratulations! Hope you travel soon! Maybe we will be in Moscow at the same time!! :)
Donna

Jane said...

OMG, OMG, OMG! This is fantastic news! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about your little one.

Chris said...

I am so excited for you! You have waited way longer than anyone should reasonably have to. I can't wait to hear your travel dates, and your plans!

So awesome! Congrats!

MandyJo013078 said...

Rachel -
I'm so happy for you I'm sorry that I haven't posted in so long or emailed you back. I've got to admit that I can't wait to hear more about your referral and the fact that my new job has been a little overwhelming plus I started school and with all that and still trying to make time for my family I'm just wondering where everything will fit in? I'll email you soon! I'm so happy for you and Troy! Can't wait to hear about your travel date!
MandyJo

Mary & Michael said...

Yeah!! I'm doing a happy dance for you both right now. This is such great news. Can't wait to hear more. Congrats.

Debbie B said...

OH WOW!! I can't believe I missed this. I've been so busy.

So very very happy for you. I hope you have your travel dates. Can't wait to hear all the great details as you learn them.

Christine said...

Wooo-hooo! Can't wait to hear more!

jeff & stacy said...

We are so excited for you and praying for a safe trip for you!

Tami said...

You absolutely ARE allowed! YAY!!!!! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear about a travel date and to hear all the details. Woohoo!!!!! ;)

Carey and Norman said...

I was hoping for an update. Sorry I didn't call before I left. It was a busy, busy week trying to get prepared for travels back to Vlad.

I'm looking forward to your next post on travel dates.