March 24, 2008

Happy Tears


Well, it's a rare day that I post twice - but we are freaking out over here at La Casa B! We just got an e-mail from our agency that we got assigned our COURT DATE and guess what? Remember when I said before that it would "probably be in May because April is all booked up"? Well I was WRONG-O. Either that or God worked a miracle and we got squeezed in.

Our Court Date for Quint is April 14th - exactly three weeks from today!

You know what that means?!?!? That means that in about SEVEN (count em' 7, seven, SEVEN) short weeks, provided we have a favorable court determination (please Lord God in Heaven!) I will be holding my son and posting a picture for you all to see....sob! Somewhere in the middle of May - around the 15th-ish I will be in Africa holding my little man and crying happy tears...just like right now. I can't even keep the tears at bay. I took this picture for posterity. The milestones are so few and so fleeting in this process, that I thought it might be nice to remember how happy I was on this day...

Seven weeks.

My baby boy will only be six months old when I get to hold and love him for the first time. I can't even tell you how sappy sweet this is for us - and how much we are doing a little dance over here in Texas...

Seven weeks friends...

Somebody pinch me...

19 comments :

Erin said...

OMG!!!!!! That is absolutely the best news, my friend. I am crying for you over here. I can't believe this is happening so quickly but I am so glad that it is.

We will be burning up the highway between now and September. Three more babies on the way!

Love you!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

Yeah!! That is the best news. And you know what? April 14th is the day we go to court for the last step in our adoption journey...US finalization!! It'll be a special, special day all the way around.

I'll be thinking of you and praying that little Quint won’t have to wait long to see his mommy and daddy. And I'm thrilled I won't have to wait much longer to see his picture!!

Valerie said...

What the Frig!!! It is raining babies.

I'm so happy for you. I have held off even mentioning your Ethiopian adoption due to the whole not official until it's official thing; but OH MY GOD!

Girl, we will both most likely be out of Country simultaneously!

All that paiting will be well rewarded when your little man comes home! 6 months is such a great age!

Love You!

Valerie

Lili & Robin said...

..you and your crying pictures!! :) CONGRATULATIONS!! WHAT HAPPY NEWS!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

OMG!!!!
I can not believe it.. I have tears in my eyes for you...
I am sooo excited for you.. YOU BOTH soooo deserve this..
I can not wait...
HUGS Girly..

Briana's Mom said...

I am soooo happy for you! That is fantastic news!

Stacey said...

Amazing! I am so thrilled for you both and am praying all goes smoothly. It is such a blessing to see this wonderful group finally bring home the beautiful children ment to be in arms. Seven means completion, how awsome that in seven weeks there will be a completion of this journey. God is so good. Blessings to you and I look so forward to seeing his picture I can barley stand it!! Stacey

Dawn and Dale said...

YEAH GOD!!!! :)

Did you TOTALLY jump up and down all over the place while you were freaking out???!!!! lol I know I DID when we heard about Charla!!!! :)

Soooooo happy for you!!! Can't wait to see your precious little man!!!! :)

Elise said...

Praise God!!! So excited for you!!! Love the picture of Robyn meeting her sweet baby girl...the look on her face is just priceless! Congrats to you both!!!

Linda said...

What wonderful news!!! So happy for you...Linda

Room for Grace said...

I came over here to get the link to your friend Robyn, and WOW - wonderful news!!! Does your agency call you on that day and let you know how the court date went?
6 months is such a fun, wonderful age - perfect! I'm so happy for you guys!
Dena

Andrew & Stephanie said...

I never would have guessed this would be your post today!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in tears with joy for you. It's your time to shine!!!!!!!!!!! Your time to pack!! Whoo hoo! IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!! :)

Becky said...

Oh boys are soooo much fun! I am really happy for you your life will be so full and exciting. Blessings to you all and a safe and unevenful trip to your baby boy.
Becky from little ole Texas
www.babygirlbennett.blogspot.com

Mya said...

That is GREAT news! So will you be able to blog from Afica? I sure hope so. I can't wait to follow your journey full circle.

Catherine said...

Oh Christie!! So very, very happy for you! God is answering prayers! Praying all goes well with your court date and that soon Mr. Quint will be safe in mommy and daddy's arms!

Anonymous said...

Pinch.

OMGosh! I am so excited. I can't wait to read about your trip...hey, you are going to blog during your travels, right?

Before you know it, you will have your sweet boy in your arms!

Shelli

3D said...

That is beyond wonderful! I am so happy for you that the tears are tears of joy! SOON!

Keep smilin!

Misty said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah!! So happy for you. I have happy tears FOR you! It's coming so fast now! Reminds me of how Joshua marched all night, and then SUDDENLY...Now you have your SUDDENLY! Awesome!

Christy said...

AMAZING!!!! I am soooooo happy for you!!!! My Mia was 6 months when we got her and her adjustment and attachment has been PERFECT!! I too know that there can be complications with attachemnt but getting Mia as young as we did really minimized the attachment issues. I woudl also encourage you to exclusivly hold him for 4 to 6 weeks after getting him. I know it is hard and we did not stick to it 100% but we were pretty good. I will tell you that getting him at 6 months is a HUGE gift-- literally you will have such an easier time simply becuase of his age. I am so happy for you guys!!!

Christy :)