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Monday, May 4, 2009

news!!!!


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

We are headed back. Paper pregnant. Waiting again!!  We feel so blessed that the Lord has called us back to Ethiopia to add to our family. We have finished all of our Gladney paperwork, done the dossier and just sent our home study off to CIS.  We are praying for our fingerprint appointment and approval to come quickly, but certainly trust in His perfect timing!

We are praying for the little boy (1-3) that is waiting for us in Ethiopia, praying the Lord is preparing all of our hearts as we become a family of 8. :) 



(The weekend was wonderful, I'm waiting on some pictures to share about that.)

77 comments:

Neil, Amy, Hillary Ashton & Sophie Le said...

WOW!! How exciting! I am looking forward to following your journey to your next son :o)

calliemorgan said...

yay!!!!!!!!
I am still so excited about this.
And glad the paperwork is done, and praying for everything to work out in God's timing. Hope Boston was great, call me when you need a break from togetherness :)

love,
Callie

jen said...

wonderful news! congratulations!!

Amy Bottomly said...

Even though I knew this news I am still crying reading it! Team Alexander is going to become even cuter (if that is even possible!)

We are excited for you guys!

Laura said...

Serious chillbumps over here in Atlanta...I mean serious.

Much love,

The Hoffmans

Audrey said...

Congrats! Great news!

The Redman's said...

WOW!!!! How very exciting!! We hope to be "paper pregnant" sometime this summer for a little boy as well. :) Fun, fun!! Can't wait to hear about the little guy God has chosen to be an Alexander!!

I hope Abe is sleeping better for you. He has been on my heart and in my prayers a lot lately. He keeps popping up in my mind. :)

solas4me said...

Wow!!
Congratulations to all of you!

We will watch this journey with anticipation.
Glad to see how well Abe is coming along.

Heidi K. said...

WOW!! So very exciting! When I saw the "news!!!!" title, I would have NEVER guessed it to be such huge, marvelous, exciting news! I can't wait to see the next little boy God will bless the Alexanders with this time around!

Jillienne said...

Congratulations! We just returned home with our newest member, an 8 month old son.
Almost a year exactly after coming home with our daughter who is now 16 months!

Good luck to you! I wish you a smooth journey!

HeidiD in CT said...

Wow!!! That is thrilling - congratulations! I look forward to watching the continuing journey!!

Blog Shmog said...

that's so exciting!!!

Natalie Fournet said...

Such is exciting news! Congratulations!

Tim said...

Congratulations!!! So excited to hear that another friend is 'expecting'!! :) So the girls are going to be a minority? I'm sure they can handle it. :) We'll be praying for the next little Alexander!!

Tim said...

*That was Stacy. :)

These Three Kings said...

okay wow!!! the LORD is amazing! Congrats! I just knew this was about Abe!

cant wait to hear how the story unfolds!

Bethany said...

:-)

Holli said...

YIPPPEEE! WOOO HOOO! CART WHEELS, TOE TOUCHES, and ouch just pulled a ham!;)
PRAYING FOR YOU!!! Lets meet in ET!!! PRAYING FOR YOUR LITTLE BOY!!!

Kari said...

Happy news today:))))
Your family is an inspiration!!
Cant wait to meet you this summer:)

Christy. said...

Amazing news! Congratulations!!

steffany said...

Wahooo!
Congrats beautiful lady.

Melissa said...

Wonderful news..congrats to you and your family!

Lori said...

GET OUT!!!!!!! I'm shocked beyond words!

Congratulations - I love you all!

Ryane said...

Great news! Congratulations!

Jocelyn said...

Congrats to you guys too:-)!!!

Jen said...

We are so excited for you.. you will be one amazing family of 8. Can't wait to see who that little one is:)

Erica said...

How absolutely amazing. So excited to see what God has in store for you.

dawn said...

Such special news. I hope you get to travel while Michael and Jana are there. At least you have an "in" there who can give you the scoop!

Chris and Jess said...

Congratulations!!!! That is SO exciting! Guess what- we are too! We are at the same place, just finished home study, waiting on CIS fingerprint appmnts. And we both have Abenezers. Oh, there are just too many connections here. ;)
Maybe we'll be waiting together!!! We are waiting for an older girl, aged 7-10.
I'm praying for speedy CIS dates and approval for you!

becca albertson said...

WHAT??????
INCREDIBLE news!!!!!
HOOORRRAAAAAYYYY!!!!

Craig and Jaclyn said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Cheryl said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations!

I had heard a little rumor... I actually wondered what you were up to when you asked how long my fingerprints took to get processed... :)

I am so excited for you guys!

Sarah said...

that is incredible news!!!! you're an inspiration to us all:)

Melissa said...

Can't wait to meet the newest cousin! Got your message this afternoon. I'll call tomorrow.

Henley on the Horn said...

How exciting! How long have you known? I know you are just thrilled!

Elle, Audrey, and Alyssa said...

yea!!! i've been waiting to hear this news!!! so excited!...and look how far along you are! fingerprint appts went super quick for us......praying they do for you, too! i'm staying tuned! :)

Tracy said...

oh my goodness----hello--that was elle's account....sorry!

Oatsvall Team said...

well you know i will be praying praying praying !!! perhaps we could travel at the same time to Africa !!!!

Mama P said...

I am SO excited for you all!! The Lord's richest blessings on you all as you keep expanding your family. I LOVE it! ~Ellen Porter

Abby said...

YAY!! A HUGE congrats! So thrilled for you guys- little boys are GREAT! Praying you along-

Jess said...

You may need your lucky charm to come back and check your mail for you ;0) I"m just sayin...

Love you and can't wait to celebrate in person :0)

P.S.-You can travel to Africa when you are preggers, right?! :0)

Christy said...

What great news!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the new Alexander!

Wolfemom said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news!

A Team said...

REALLY????????????

I am so excited for you!
I had no idea!!

Loving you guys in TN
Tracie

J Gutwein said...

Congrats! Love, J

Heather said...

wow wow wow! that is so exciting! i can't wait to get to watch this whole journey this time! brooks told me after he read your blog last night, "mom!!! if they can do it with 6, surely we can do it with 4!!" you see, he's my little Avery, praying for an Ethiopian little brother. :) we'll be praying for your family! can't wait!

Misty said...

what? awesome!!! it took me 2 times to read this, the first time i thought you were posting another friend's news? lol i'm slow... anyway that's great!!! can't wait to watch all the updates and news to come! yayayay!

coffeemom said...

WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! just WOW!!!! Super supre excited for you!! And will put you right on my prayer list for this (and keep you on the Abe side too!) this is just super cool! M

emily and mike said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and your beautiful family. From what I've seen merely on your blog your children are amazing siblings to Abe (and I'm sure one another!!!) and I know this new brother will be so so blessed.

Congratulations again. I look forward to following your journey : )

emily in canada

Dawn said...

WOO HOO ~ CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

smithec said...

Emily-

so great to see y'all this weekend! Your family is so beautiful and the love of the Lord is so evident in all of you. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the prayer breakfast. I know that Bob took some pictures that morning of your kiddos - if you'll email me at smithec@mac.com, we'd love to send them your way.

love,
emily (smith)

Jess said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so excited to watch this new journey unfold!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mood and Em,

We are thrilled!!! Feel free to drag Brett around orphanages and put little girls ages 3-6 in front of him.
Truly we can't keep up with the four we have now.

Praying for you next little guy.

Much love and respect
Shannon

Guard Wife said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting! I cannot wait to follow your family's journey once again. Best wishes in the process & you'll certainly have our prayers. :)

D said...

Yippee! So awesome! I am so excited for you!

Heather said...

Oh Emily... sooo, soo happy for all of you. What joy!

Diane Larson said...

Congratulations! How exciting.
Diane

jenny said...

What amazing news!!!! Took my breath away for a minute to read your post...so excited to see what God has for your family as you begin this next journey!
Jenny C.

Jennie Allen said...

YES!

Zach and Erin Kennedy said...

Amazing!!! That is such exciting news. I read your blog often and your family is absolutely beautiful. The only thing that could make it any better is another sweet boy!! Congratulations!

Ellie said...

Oh my goodness!!!! How exciting! That is soo cool. I will be praying for you guys!

~Laura~ said...

WOO HOO!! I'm so excited for you guys!!

Lindsey said...

Your family is an amazing example of God's love! Congrats and good luck on your newest adventure.

J, A and T said...

CONGRATS....WHAT GREAT NEWS!!!!

Anonymous said...

wonderful news to hear after a hard day on my home-front. EXCITING!! as i go to bed (way too late) i will join with those covering you all in prayer...you continue to reveal a new trail of the Lord's provision and providence thru adoption. thank you for allowing us to be a part (tho we are far away and hardly know you) now....go get 'em!!!!!!!!!!

TJ Wilson said...

wow wow wow. WE can't wait! just amazing. looking forward to seeing you fri -

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

What wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, news!!!!!! Many blessings on your journey to your newest sweet son.
Love,
Kristy

Kristin said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!! So excited for you all! God is so good! We will be praying for you as you venture back to wonderful Ethiopia!

Coneymama said...

Oh my goodness!! Very exciting!! I am absolutely thrilled for Team Alexander. What a blessing.

Rebecca said...

So exciting!! I can't wait to see the newest Alexander!

Kim said...

I am in tears. God is so good. I cannot wait to follow along and pray home another son!

Danni and Tommy said...

I am so happy for you and your BEAUTIFUL family! YAY! Can't wait!

darci said...

congratulations!!!

jody said...

congratulations!
i lurk here every now and then and have fallen in love with your beautiful family.

blessings on your next journey.

Kimberly Baggett said...

emily! how did i miss this post?! i am crying tears of joy for you right now! this has just blessed my heart knowing y'all are going back! we hope to be there again sometime soon!! i am just rejoicing with you and praying for your wait! much love and many blessings!!!!

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Wonderful news!

I am thrilled for your family. You all will be blessed.

Are you at all considering HIV+ children? Just wondering, since you have some HIV info on your blog. If so, feel free to talk/email.

Congrats again!!!

The Roberts Family said...

Have been away from blogs awhile and just now see your WONDERFUL news!!! REJOICING with you guys!!! Cannot wait to witness yet another amazing chapter in the Alexander family. Blessings, Shelly

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