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What’s better than…

What’s better than your adoption agency calling and saying they received your referral packet???

(Happened at 5pm! Thank you God!)

What’s better than the Fed Ex man knocking on your door to hand you your overnighted birth certificate so you can get a new passport expedited (since you lost your old one) so you can get your son home???

(Happened at 6pm! Thank you God!)

What’s better than 15 of your best girlfriends showing up on your front porch with balloons, appetizzers, loads of gifts…and giving you a SURPRISE baby shower???

(Happened at 7:30pm! Thank you God!)

What’s better than your caseworker emphasizing all the unknowns about your baby…asking if you still want to move forward—and getting to say “YES! He is MY son! We are in for the long haul and we will always be his biggest cheerleaders in life!”???

What is better than ALL of this day full of AMAZING and humbling blessings?Hearing from Almaz, the orphanage director, that when she sees his face, she see God’s power and grace and mercy through Isaac.

That my friends…it doesn’t get better than that!

And that friends—IS MY SON!

Lara - April 15, 2010 - 11:12 pm

Okay, this one is even “feel gooder” than the last one. Hearing what Almaz says about Isaac brought me tears. He sounds like such a special boy.

Dawn - April 16, 2010 - 12:18 am

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Almaz is just an angel on earth, and knows heaven on earth when she sees it! She wrote some very powerful words about our Hannah Grace when she was at HH. Will never forget it. Because to soo many Hannah was a child with needs- to Almaz and to us- she was an angel sent to earth for our hearts to hold!

Jenn - April 16, 2010 - 12:27 am

AWESOME!! I SO wish I lived close enough to have joined in on the festivities!! We are cheering you one and praying continually!


Megan - April 16, 2010 - 1:11 am

I am SO in tears right now! Beautiful post.

Kim - April 16, 2010 - 1:28 am

Trust me when I say from afar, that it doesn’t get much better than this … as we following along witnessing Abba Father take you from glory to glory!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Becca Harley - April 16, 2010 - 7:35 am

oh, wish that we lived closer! Love being on your journey with you – cannot wait to see pics and hear a court date:).
Praying for you today

JonesEthiopia - April 16, 2010 - 8:53 am

Wow! Just amazing.

Elle J - April 16, 2010 - 10:13 am

Yes! God’s love pours out over and over and over. Amen!

missy - April 16, 2010 - 10:32 am

what an amazing day. i’m thinking of the phrase “when it rains it pours” b/c god is POURING down blessings on you! i feel blessed myself just to be watching it unfold from afar.

Jennifer - April 16, 2010 - 11:10 am

Now those are some powerful words for Isaac’s Lifebook! AMEN!

melissa - April 16, 2010 - 2:21 pm

I am in tears after reading that. What great friends to give you a surprise party! And the great love the Lord has given you for Isaac is truly amazing! I just pray I have this kind of love for our adopted child when God reveals who he or she is. Do you still want him, she asks, well, He is my son! Beautiful!! Just Beautiful!! Praying that is doing well and you get to him fast!!

Katie Dunlap - April 16, 2010 - 3:38 pm

How exciting and precious! What special words to hear from Almaz! So glad you had such a fun day!

Christina - April 16, 2010 - 4:57 pm

Not much better than that (until YOU get to hold your son and get to look into that little face yourself!). What a blessed day!

And your shower was just precious! What a sweet group of friends!

emily v - April 16, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Almaz is the real deal…and she doesn’t say it unless she means it!! I LOVE what she says about your sweet Isaac!! Praise God for this little blessing and the life he will lead!
Love seeing your journey unfold!! So exciting!!