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What a journey this has already been! We are praising God for bringing us this far—and we are so excited that we are another step close to our baby!!! We felt like this was such a huge milestone…and I feel officially EXPECTING…and being a photographer who loves pictures—I kind of like to think of this time as my “paper pregnancy”…so I guess in a way, these are my maternity pictures;). REJOICE and PRAISE JESUS with us!!! We can’t WAIT for these numbers to dwindle and eventually match us to the baby we have LONGED for! I feel like we NEED him way more than he could ever need us. I long for him as I have longed for my other three children…and I can’t wait to finally have him in my arms!!!

Amy - November 16, 2009 - 5:43 pm

Yay! I know you have been waiting a long time for these numbers. Strangely you're the second family to post wait list numbers today and you both are #45 on the girls list 🙂 They must have had a lot to sort through with all the families having dossier's turned in last week.

From the information we have right now I believe we are #18 on the boys list and #42 on the girls list.

Let the waiting begin 🙂

Renee - November 16, 2009 - 5:58 pm

Great video and congrats on being on the list..Now the fun really begins. Looking forward to following along on your journey.

JonesEthiopia - November 16, 2009 - 6:18 pm

What a sweet video! Congratulations on getting on THE list. I'm so happy for you.

The McBrides - November 16, 2009 - 6:40 pm

amazing! we are so excited for your family! I think my husband Shane met you at the TFA conference??? Maybe not. You may have even emailed me and it got lost in the pile of To do's…but we are celebrating with you! We are also boarding a plane this week to bring home our little guy!
Congrats, amazing video, and can't wait to see the journey God takes you on…

Heidi - November 16, 2009 - 6:51 pm

Congrats Congrats!! So happy for you guys! What a fun video .. I can't wait to see the one you put together when you bring your child home! Praying for you and your beautiful family.

3 Blessings - November 16, 2009 - 6:51 pm

Love the video! It is so precious.

Melissa DeBardeleben - November 16, 2009 - 7:15 pm

Love,love,love the video! Made me cry! So excited to be on this journey with you!! Thanks again for letting us hang out on Saturday in all the chaos! This really helped Dee a lot!

Amber Castleberry - November 16, 2009 - 7:24 pm

Congratulations! So excited for you! Your sweet video made my heart (and eyes!) swell. 🙂

Polly - November 16, 2009 - 7:42 pm

Congratulations! We look forward to watching more of your story unfold!

Jenny - November 16, 2009 - 7:54 pm

I've stumbled upon your blog. My family and are are in the process of completing our dossier. We are adopting from Ethiopia using Children's Hope International. I've loved reading your blog and cannot wait to follow you on your journey!

Kimberly - November 16, 2009 - 8:12 pm

What a beautiful video!!!

Lu - November 16, 2009 - 9:02 pm


What a beautiful family to be welcomed into, little one! What a blessing your story is to others sharing in a similar journey, as well!!

We love you all!!

Jenn - November 16, 2009 - 9:13 pm

gorgeous girl…all of it!! congrats again!!


the andersens - November 16, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Congrats! Congrats! Great to have your #'s and so exciting to be one more step closer to you new little family member! 🙂

Are These Kids All Yours? - November 16, 2009 - 10:24 pm

Love the video!! Congrats on your official numbers!!!!!

Kelley Brown - November 16, 2009 - 10:55 pm

Yay!!! So glad you finally have numbers!!! A step closer. The video is awesome! Can't wait for more updates! 🙂 This journey of adoption is hard and laborious, but isn't it a JOY???

Kristi J - November 16, 2009 - 11:07 pm

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…loved the video..ok i have to link to it….SO AWESOME!! Ok, i'm going to update my blog with your link…so awesome!!! so happy for you all, kj

milreb - November 16, 2009 - 11:41 pm

Love the video and congrats on a your sweet numbers. 🙂

Anonymous - November 17, 2009 - 12:35 am

Yay for official numbers!!! So excited for you guys! Can't wait to meet you guys soon. (small world. my husband an I know Carrie and Jonathan Tabb from when they lived in Athens!)

celebrating with you guys!
(please pray for our court date…the 24th!! So excited!)
emily v.

Kim - November 17, 2009 - 1:52 am

Filled with joy for you and your precious waiting one.
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

angie - November 17, 2009 - 6:36 am

yea!! so happy for you guys!!

our little guys are going to be VBBF!!

Beautiful Mess - November 17, 2009 - 6:51 am

Congratulations! Like I have said before you are showing the WAY and it is a positive one!

Love, Jen

Lauren - November 17, 2009 - 8:28 am

WOW — this is such a neat slideshow and so exciting!! 28 and 45!!! I love how you chose verse with 28 in them … so neat! 🙂

I came from Amy's blog – she posted about you today … so glad she did!!
We're in the process of adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia – we're still at the beginning and have our 1st and 2nd home study meetings on the 12th.

So glad I found your wonderful blog!! 🙂

missy - November 17, 2009 - 8:41 am

beautiful video!!! we started at #28 on the girls list a year ago and now our sweet girl has been home 3 months. what joy! enjoy the process…it's an incredible ride. all for his glory!

Kristin - November 17, 2009 - 8:49 am

I'm just visiting from Amy's blog. What a beautiful and exciting time!!! Congratulations!!!!

theheartofachild - November 17, 2009 - 8:56 am

Your video is AMAZING! Love it! Congrats on getting the paperwork done (so far) and being on the list!
(waiting for Abby in India) AGCI pilot

Liz Blalock - November 18, 2009 - 2:55 pm

Andrea, This video is so touching. It brought tears to my eyes. I'm eagerly awaiting the news!

Bobi Bobbitt - June 20, 2010 - 10:06 pm

Hey Andrea, awesome video!!! Who sings this song in this video? I love it! Thanks! bobi bobbitt