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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fight Raiders Fight!!

I learned shortly (immediately, really) after meeting my dear spouse, that his family has quite a love affair with Texas Tech University!  Moody and I met at a Cotton Bowl event in Dallas.  My dad sat on the board for SMU and his dad for Texas Tech.  We have many funny stories about the times I realized that they were NOT your average fans--- lets just say that the entire family, generations of Alexander's, have graced the campus in Lubbock and they are loyal to their alma mater!

Why you ask am I writing this post just after our wonderful referral news?? As you know we were so sad over the loss of W and B and we were surprised to receive the news of this little baby boy so soon.(pleasantly, I might add)  Our hearts were very guarded and the Lord gave us this little gift to show us His sense of humor and that He is in the details.

We got the call and then she sent us pictures.  I had a decent sized wall around my heart until I saw his face and then his outfit.........my friends, he was wearing a Texas Tech outfit.  Big beautiful eyes, curly hair, squeezable cheeks and a double T on his chest.  4.5 million orphans in Ethiopia and God chose to put a Tech shirt on our son.  God is good.

Go Raiders.  



35 comments:

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

Okay, the "God" bumps just multiplied! Why do we even worry about things when our God is so big?!?!?! (I'm telling myself that as well these days!) :-)
A local dear friend was just given the information on three boys and her job was to choose one to be their referral(I would die!) Well, as the Lord would have it, one little boy just spoke to their heart. As they looked more closely at his picture, the shirt that he was wearing had "Virginia" on it. Guess where we live? :-)
Blessings,
Kristy

Gretchen Magruder said...

God is SO good...thanks for this reminder to the rest of us that God really does have it under control!!

Jenn said...

True testimony that THIS is the child God had planned for your family all along. I LOVE it when that happens!

Congrats!

peace and blessings to you all,
jenn

(love your blog, by the way.)

Heather said...

How cool is that! Great cropping job, by the way! God Bless you all!

The Redman's said...

Absolutely incredible!!! God uses the best ways to show us that He takes care of all things! :) Love it!!! Can't wait to see his sweet face. :0)

-Suzi

Melissa said...

Oh, Em, you know how excited we are and I've already got an A&M onsie on it's way for him to change into as soon as ya'll bring him home.
Love you and our newest little Raider.

emily & mike said...

Oh my gosh! That is SO cool!!! I love stuff like that, such an incredible God moment!
Thank you for reminding us all of how intricately involved God is in the details.

congratulations again,
emily

Holli said...

WOW! God is FUNNY!!! and I LOVE IT!

Hauswife said...

SO fun, Em! :D God is GREAT!

Ellen said...

Now we just need a referral of a little girl in gold & green! :) P.S.
Happy birthday, Mr. Moody!

The Albertsons said...

WOW! That is too cool. What a great story! And a great God we serve. Yes, God has a sense of humor, and knows how to bring those walls down :).
love
becca

Lori said...

No words or explanation could ever match the absolute wonderment of this "coincidence"...

AMAZING! We love you!!!

Josh said...

Best referral picture story EVER!

Jana said...

So funny of God; and also, so kind!

S. said...

so totally awesome!

Wendi said...

Emily,
That is downright amazing!!! Wow! I have chills, too, and little tears, as I try to read this to Sam. Congratulations again and thanks for sharing!!

Erica said...

And our great big God is in the details. So happy for you, this little man is not only gorgeous but he is a good a perfect gift from our Father.

Jennifer said...

God sure does love the details, doesn't He?
Congratulations again.
I love the curls... and the eyes... and everything else about this wonderous little baby.
Can't wait to hear more!

MissHannah said...

THAT is so precious. I am so excited for you guys...I'll be praying.

Cristy said...

This may be the one and only time this Aggie says Go Raiders!!

Can't wait to see the new addition to the 'hood!

Love,
the Dukes

Stacie said...

Oh that made me cry!! So sweet! Congratulations on your referral!!

Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What an amazing, amazing, wonderful thing.

Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What an amazing, amazing, wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

God is GREAT even at Texas Tech!
Go Raiders! We are a unique and special bunch. AWESOME!

DrewCareyShow said...

I LOVE this post! He is in the details. That double T gave me the chills =) Can't wait to hear as the newest details unfold... XOXO Carey

Kristi J said...

That is amazing...if God isn't watching out for you guys, then I don't know who is...What a great testimony you'll have after all this...too neat,
Kristi j

shanna said...

I always knew God was a Red Raider and now it is confirmed!!! Seriously, we are so excited about Abe! Mateo and Marco can not wait to teach their little cousin "the ropes". Praise God for being in all the details. Love, Shanna

Laura L. said...

Hi Emily,
I found your blog a few weeks ago as I was looking at blogs for those adopting from Ethiopia. I hadn't visted in a little while, but imagine my shock today when I saw the post about Texas Tech.

I grew up in Lubbock and my husband graduated from there. Our families are there.

Congratulations on your referral! How awesome God is! Your post gave me chills and almost brought me to tears. That is just the coolest thing that your boy was wearing a Tech shirt. Can there be any doubt that he is yours? I will have to show this to my husband. :)

I am interested in Ethiopian adoption and God still tugs at my heart about it. We've adopted from China. I will continue to keep up with your journey.

Blessings from a native Texan now living in MN, so far from Lubbock.

~Laura

Jodi said...

Ohhh - how wonderful is THAT? I'm praying that this one is the one for you all.

Stacy Ann said...

Thats amazing!!! I'm so very, very excited for y'all!!! Can't wait to see pictures of him in your arms!!

Kate said...

That is the coolest ever! I was so sad now I am so happy again for you guys! We will keep praying for his safe and soon homecoming...And tell moody I got his message a couple of weeks ago! Yikes Sorry! Our crazy life---we were right in the middle of moving and sickness and I totally forgot to call people back! I was so excited to get the message :)I will call soon--love you guys and again, am so happy for you and want to see that precious baby! Email me pics please :) at my gmail! Talk soon!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

girlfriend you know God does enjoy a good laugh ... He is so big that this doesn't even surprise me ... I am so over top happy for you all ... I pray for quick travel ... i love ya sister ... are we getting a visit ???

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

Congratulations. What a confirmation. Glad you got a referral so quickly.

dianna and jeff said...

Congratulations on your referral, Praise the Lord. I look forward to reading about the wonderful plan God has for your family. My husband and I will be moving forward with our adoption in a few weeks we hope. I am thrilled to see that God has put people in this blog world to walk with us.

JB said...

So let me the count the number of people I am showing that baby off to these days...hmmmm.....

He is amazing. God is amazing. When do we go????!!!!!

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