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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

soli deo gloria

God has blessed us with two precious kids! 

It is different from how we have pictured it from the beginning of this whole process. It didn't come via a referral from Wide Horizons, but through a different agencies waiting child list.  We are now in the process of adopting a beautiful little girl and her baby brother.  

It is all perfectly orchestrated by Him.  Each and every detail. 

We are in love.


"I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you." John 14:18




74 comments:

Lori said...

WE ARE OVERJOYED AND EXCITED BEYOND WORDS!!! WE LOVE YOU!!

Lori said...

And I am honored to post the first comment!

JB said...

I am so happy and excited and giddy...I love them already and can't wait to get on that plane and bring home my new Alexander niece and nephew!!!
LOVE YOU!!

TedTracie said...

I am so excited for you about these two precious KIDS!!!!

How cool is it how the Lord lead you to them. I can not wait to see how he works everything out to HIS GLORY!!!!

LOVE U

kenzsethia said...

Julie told me the great news! Congrats! So glad the Lord has answered your prayers!!! Can't wait to see their smiling faces!

Aimee

Lori said...

OK, Moody can shave now, it worked!

Blessed x 5 said...

I've been "lurking" on your blog for months counting down the paper chains with you (we are waiting for a referral from Ghana). I am so very happy for you and your family!!! Congrats!! Heather

Amy said...

Congratulations!!!!

Ellie said...

HOORAY!!! I am so happy for you guys! That is so exciting.

Melissa said...

I can't wait to meet my new niece and nephew!!!!!!!! Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!!!
Love you!

Gurskes said...

WHAT? I"M SO HAPPY AND OVERJOYED AND TEARY AND PRAISING THE LORD ABOVE....I NEED TO KNOW MORE.....what is going on? Still from Ethiopia right?

God has blessed your little family,

When you are ready I'd love to know more!

Ohhh big congrats,
B

The Redman's said...

Congratulations!! I've been checking your blog frequently.... assuming your referral would come any day!!! Looking forward to hearing more how God has blessed your family with these two little ones!!!

-Suzi Redman

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I just had a second in all of my packing and thought, I 'm just going to check up on Em and see if there is any news. Every time I go to your blog and as it loads I think, Lord will today be the day? It is was!! I am so excited! Can't wait to hear more and hear when they are coming home!

Love you Em and overwhelmed at God's goodness and grace. When do I get to take pictures???

- K. Laughlin

the albertsons said...

WHAT?!?! This is fabulous!
Can't wait for more details... what a miracle! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
becca

LISA said...

Ahhhhh! Congratulations!!!

Natalie Fournet said...

Emily!!!!!! I am sooooo excited and in tears for your family! I can't wait to hear details....I hope we get to see each other soon! Oh enjoy these moments!!!!

God is soooo soooo good!

Jess said...

Oh My Goodness!!! I am SO SO SO excited for you!!!!!! YEA!!!!!

Praise God!!!

I am not up on Ethiopia adoptions. How long until you get them home??

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Yes!!!! I just knew we would see this post soon.

God bless your family!

Stacy Ann said...

YAAAAAAAH!!!!! I am sooo excited for y'all!!! What a relief!!! Thank you Lord!!! I can't wait to see their little faces!!! Watch out, Seth and Addi, you have a crazy new family!! :)

Ellen said...

AAAHHHH! We just got home from choir and I'm freaking out! When can we come see the picture??!! YEAH!

The Roberts Family said...

WOW!!! Cannot wait to hear more details! Rejoicing with you!!! ~Shelly

Annette said...

Woo Hoo!!! We are so thrilled for all of you!!!

fully operational battle station said...

I am so thrilled for you and your family Em. It's perfect, the way it all worked out. Love you guys!

Jamie

Danni and Tommy said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Eric & Tara said...

WHAAAT???!!! Oh my gosh, this is SO wonderful!!!! Happy happy joy joy!! I can't wait to hear all the juicy details...I am dying to see their precious faces......uuugh!!!

vicki said...

I have been checking your site and waiting for the news! So happy for all of you. I hardly know you but I had tears in my eyes after Misty told me the great news! Your family has been waiting so patiently and your prayers have been answered!

Erica said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I am completely an awe of our AMAZING God and His AMAZING plan for all of us.

Praying for you as you wait the process to bring your beauties home.

Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

you know i am beyond joyous here ... and will continue to pray till these precious two are home ... i am so proud of how you have listen to the Lord on this ... you are an amazing woman, sister, friend ...

Candy said...

nanny&buntyHow exciting to see how many others are sharing our joy! God is so good to us. What a day it will be when we meet these precious ones face to face. Dad and I are humbled and so very blessed to be a part of this grand plan of our Lord's.
Loving you, praying for our departure date...
Mom

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to hear all the details!

Amy said...

Yah for Team Alexander! It has grown by 2! I can't wait to hear more of this story Emily... It sounds like it is amazing and from the comments I have read it sounds like Jesus has picked these 2 out especially for you guys!!!!
Feel free to include me on any email you might send out with photos... I mean, just if you are sharing that sort of thing. :)

PS BABY Brother??...does this mean that Avery's sweet prayer was answered?

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a few months now & knew this post would come soon! I am so excited for ya'll...Congrats!!

TedTracie said...

I AM SO EXCITED... I know this is my second post but SERIOUSLY!!! I am so PUMPED for you guys. I have been thinking so much about you.

Call me so I can hear the latest!

PUMPED!
Tracie

emily & mike said...

Congratulations Emily!!! This is amazing. I can't wait to hear more about how you guys were led to make this decision. god bless you and your beautiful and soon to be much bigger family!!!

The Breedlove family said...

Oh my goodness! I am so excited for you guys. Can't wait to hear more...I know the information has to be limited right now. But, still...can't wait to hear more :)

Amy

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

AGGGHHHH!!!!!!
Woo Hoo!
Oh, I am SO excited for you and can't wait to hear MORE DETAILS!!!!
I have been very tempted by all of those waiting children lists myself......
Congratulations Mommy of SIX!
Blessings,
Kristy

Powell Adoption said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!!! Praise the Lord! I am so excited for your family can't wait to hear more of the details!
Laura

Jana said...

WOW!!!!! I can't wait to hear more!! SO excited for you guys!!!!!

Heidi & Scott said...

Congratulations!! I have been a lurker for a while and wanted to tell you how happy I am for you. We have two adopted boys- one from Guatemala and the other from the US. I cannot wait to bring our daughter home from Ethiopia someday!! Two 2-year olds keep me busy for now, but I know our daughter is waiting for us. I'm excited to watch the rest of your story unfold!

Heidi

shanna said...

So happy for the Alexander Family. Mateo and Marco can not wait to meet their new cousins. Mateo asked, "Mommy, are they going to be darker than us??" :) What a blessing for our family! Love you all, Shanna

Kimberly Baggett said...

What precious blessings from above! I just happened to be listening to the song "Orphans of God" by Avalon as I checked your site and I now sit in rejoicing through joyful tears! The Lord is sovereign and faithful! Congratulations! I am thrilled!

Holli said...

OH MY! God is wonderful! and I can't tell you how happy I am for your family! I along (with all the bloggers) have prayed for your kids! I will continue to pray for all that is to come! Can't wait to hear the story of how this came about!:)

Misty said...

yay yay yay yay!!!! i am sooooo excited and happy (as i've said!). Thank you Lord for answering prayers and bringing these precious ones to be a part of the Alexanders. Having seen the pics of the kiddos i just want to say they are beautiful!! Addison has such a sweet smile. little Seth will just be a few months older than Cashy! Cash is super excited he will have 6 friends already in this world hee hee!! i love ya'll!

Stacie said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!

S. said...

Congratulations! So excited for you!

Misty said...

That is incredible! I am so excited to hear the details, and am just thrilled for you guys. Your times are in HIS hands! Blessings to you guys!!

Hauswife said...

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for these precious two you have predestined to be Alexanders from the foundation of the earth! It makes my heart glow to know happy you are after this long, long, long wait! Praise Jesus!
Love and a big hug,
Laurie

(By the way, this is something like comment #47 after less than one day! You guys are LOVED by multitudes!)

MissHannah said...

Oh praise the Lord! I can't wait to hear more.

SamuelSamSammy said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you!

nikki said...

I am a friend of Gwen Oatsvall's (traveled to China with her)...just wanted to pop over and say CONGRATULATIONS! Very happy for your expanding family.

crazy thorne's said...

So I am lucky #50! I just havent had the words to express the excitement for the blessing of two absolutely beautiful children! Our God is an awesome God and He reigns!

crazy thorne's said...

Oops! I guess I am 51! I still feel lucky though because God has blessed me with a very special friend! You.

Angela said...

congrats!!!

TedTracie said...

I love that you have 50-something comments... and I keep adding to them.

Got your text. My phone was dead last night. We had our social worker over today and I had to get school done before that... Why am I typing an e-mail on the comment thingy.

ALL THIS TO SAY.. I AM STILL WAY WAY PUMPED ABOUT THESE TWO PRECIOUS KIDS!!!!!!

YYYYYIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEE

Jess said...

AH, I just had to say again how excited I am for your family!!!

Keva said...

Oh my gosh! I haven't checked email or blog in two days and look what I miss. I told Trevor tonight, check my gmail account to see if by chance I have any email and low and behold look what I find. I am so thrilled for you, now I have to go back and read through the email you sent. Oh my oh my oh my! Praise Jesus, who is the giver of life and all good things! wooohoooo! Love you friend!

Lori Leigh said...

I am so excited for your family! My brother and sister-in-law just got their referral so I was hoping you would get yours soon! Congratulations!

tracy hanson said...

Emily, They are so so precious & blest to get to call you Mommy! I will be praying for you all.

THESE 3 KINGS said...

wow!!! Emily!!! wow!!! oh, this is the best late night snack a girl could have!! ( was on my way to get something,,this is better) :) PRAISE GOD!!!
"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. (v. 8) By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples" -John 15

I am rejoicing with you as the LORD not only gave you two precious miracles, but He has given you, Patience, Perseverance, proven character; and hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within YOUR hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to you!!
AH!! I love it!!
thank you for your real example and transparency in learning to wait!!
Nic

Lynn said...

Hi...I just stumbled across your blog. We are American expats in Doha, Qatar. We have 3 bio kids and are in the early stages of an Ethiopian adoption. I am going to Addis on Sunday for a mission trip. I am wondering if your two children are ones I saw recently on a waiting child list. I will stay tuned to find out. Congratulations!! I know you must be thrilled!

Katy said...

I am sooooo happy for you all. The Lord works in mysterious ways! And thank goodness for that!
The kids are absolutely beautiful and I cant wait to meet them when they come HOME!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Goodness! I am so happy for all of you. I love how the Lord works his wonders. He truly has worked his wonders for you and your little ones.
Congratulations.

Rebecca said...

Sooo excited for you guys! The kiddos are precious!

Ellen said...

Quick question. Will you change Wudassie's name since she's six already? Wasn't sure, but she'll have to learn English anyway. I WILL get to hold Seth in the nursery, after all. YEAH! Can't wait to get more pics!!

Eric & Tara said...

Ummm, OK!! Carft and margarita night!!! Seriously, come!!

Angela said...

oh my goodness!! you have to email me. i'm so excited for you and can't wait to share something with you!!
angela in barcelona at yahoo dot com
(no spaces, obviously! trying to avoid spam!) :)
congrats congrats!!
love the facial hair, by the way!

the albertsons said...

Ummmm.... hey emily! My email address is rvzalbertson@gmail.com in case you wanted to send me something. You have officially won most comments ever, I think... and these people seem to know a LOT of great info! I'm dying here and I'd LOVE to know the story!
HOORAY for you!!!
becca :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations! I was so excited to see this post. I have been checking your blog every few days just hoping to find a referral post with your exciting news.

DrewCareyShow said...

Holy cow! My computer has been down and I'm now back online, and wow, wow, wow! Can't wait for more details!!! TWO kiddos??? Details, please, details!!! What an incredible, overwhelming joy. You must be berserk! XOXO Carey

JRT said...

What!! Amazing!! So exciting for you and these blessed kids. How old are they? When will you go?? Praise to the Sovereign One!

Angela said...

I just want to help get your comments to 100! Seriously, I can hardly wait to meet them!

Lori said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for your family! You've been waiting for a long time . . . . . I hope that you can travel soon! Congratulations again!!

Terry said...

Long time lurker coming out to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! We adopted a child from Guatemala last year and I remember that referral call so clearly...always an answer to SO MANY prayers. Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey.

Terry

Wolfemom said...

Congratulations!!! It is so amazing to me how God can fill your heart with love for His children. I have been overwhelmed to know a love as strong as the love you feel giving birth... and we have still not met our newest children. God is SOOO good! We are very happy for you!

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