Gotcha Day November 19
Bringing him home forever November 24!
The details of the court session are confidential as per Russia law, but it went wonderfully. We slept terribly last night, felt so nervous we thought we were going to puke this morning (I literally put a plastic bag in my purse in case I actually did) and are beyond elated now! We could not have asked for a better court session. When the translator said the words "request for adoption granted" I nearly fell over with joy.
Thank you for your prayers; I am deeply moved by how many of you set your alarms to wake up in the middle of the night to pray for us! Knowing you were praying was a great encouragement; you sustained our every step.
What God has known forever and what I have hoped in my heart for the last year is finally official: I'm a mom. My husband is a dad. Our little man is ours, forever. Praise the Lord.
Yeah!!!!! I was up with my little one at 2 and said a prayer and was thinking of you guys. Here I am up again with him and so happy to see your post and hear it all worked out. I'm sure it feels great to finally get a date, it's just around the corner now! I will pray for a safe journey home. Congrats!!!!!ReplyDelete
Tears of joy for you!!! Praise the Lord!ReplyDelete
SO, so very thankful with you, Jillian and John. God is good.ReplyDelete
I tried leaving a comment on your post yesterday letting you know I was praying for you and up at 2 am while you were anxiously awaiting that long awaited "Da"! I don't think it posted, so here I am telling you that the first thing I did today was come onto your blog to see if you updated anything - and you had! Congratulations! Finally, at last, he is legally yours!! Congratulations! Your little boy could not be more blessed to have you as a mother and John as his "Papa"! And the two of you are blessed as well with a beautiful little man! I have read every post of your blog and have cried to most posts whether it be out of feeling sad when you had to leave him, or feeling so overwhelmed with happiness for you! I've laughed out loud imagining his laughter and being able to relate to some trying, but funny when you look back on it, moments of parenthood! As trying, doubtful, long, hard, wonderful, beautiful, joyful, and every other kind of adjective to describe this process has been - the end is in sight. Your baby boy will be home in just over a month! God is good. Congratulations again! Thank you for sharing your journey - it has been a beautiful one through and through! So happy for you and John!ReplyDelete
Tears of JOY as I ready this news today!!! We are so very happy for you both. Your little man will be so blessed to have you and John as momma and papa. Congratuations!!Delete
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Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you!ReplyDelete
congratulations to such a beautiful family!ReplyDelete
tears again... =]
A very teary and heartfelt congratulations from our family to yours!ReplyDelete
TEARS of joy from me as well! How incredibly exciting!ReplyDelete
Tears again, today! What a blessed little guy and what grace-filled parents. Time will fly and before you know it, November will be here. What a way to celebrate (American) Thanksgiving...thankful hearts, indeed!ReplyDelete
So many congratulations!!ReplyDelete
Yay!!! I am crying tears of joy as I type this message, I am so happy for all of you! Becoming a mother through adoption is a feeling like nothing else, I still remember how I felt when we got the call that our son was ours, and when we held him as our son for the first time. How blessed you all are, have a fantastic rest of the trip, and I pray that this next month flies by! God be praised, His will is always perfect!ReplyDelete
so happy for you :)ReplyDelete
Thrilled for you three!! It won't be long now- the last wait is certainly the most bearable! Praying for you as you wait to be united together FOREVER!ReplyDelete
Hallelujah! God is good! Was at work and was praying for you at 2 am. What a faithful god we have! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
ahhh! How wonderful! :) I'm so glad to hear that it went well. Congratulations momma!ReplyDelete
Long time reader, first time poster just wanting to say YES! YES! YES!!!!! (or I guess, DA! DA! DA!!!!!)ReplyDelete
Found your blog through Pinterest this evening- congratulations! I will be praying along side you over the coming weeks until your precious boy is home.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy for you both!! Congratulations, Mama and Papa! You will love it! I have a boy around the same age and have never been so happy or so in love. This is amazing news!!ReplyDelete
I have been following your blog for a while now and I got squeaky, happy tears for you when I saw this.ReplyDelete
YAY!!!! Congratulations Jill!!! I'm so happy for all three of you!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!!! I am so elated for you & John! :) Thank you for sharing your adoption journey with us! :) I don't even know you personally but I feel very connected to your story! I can't wait for the day you bring your precious son home! I hope you will continue to write about your experiences, so we can keep praying for you & share in your joy. Your faith is very inspiring! It is so clear that God is rewarding you for your faithfulness. Yay!!!!!!! I am so excited for you guys! Thank You Jesus for bringing this family together!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I know how that feels, SUCH a wonderful day. Found you through the Moms group on FB. If you want to read how things go after, you can check out our blog at mitchellsmakingthemost dot com.ReplyDelete
We brought him home in March of this year.
Such beautiful times ahead of you! You'll be able to breathe for the first time in over a year SO very soon!
Email me if you ever have questions.
I discovered your blog recently, but have gone back and read your whole journey. I am amazed by your strength and grace through everything.ReplyDelete
Today, reading about final yes, I am literally sobbing with joy for you and your family. You, your husband, and your precious child all deserve this happiness.
"What God has known forever and I have hoped in my heart" That is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Praise God!!! Wonderful wonderful news :)