We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's a Boy!

I had a overwhelming feeling that we would receive our referral today. I was up late and tossing and turning and actually checked my email at 1am, 3am, and 7am. Just when I was getting worried someone else posted that they had received their referral so I looked again and there was the email in my SPAM account! I am so glad I looked as my kids were able to see their new little brother before going to school today. I cannot post details, as in his name or picture, since we still need to pass court in Rwanda before we are his legal parents. I will say that he is in the young toddler age range and that he is extremely handsome, as in Michael Jordan handsome! He will fit in so well with my already two gorgeous children! It is strange after only seeing his picture for the last 2 hours already he is very much a part of our family. I love him dearly and can completely picture him playing about in our house. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts through this process, now we just need to make it through court and then we will be on our way to Rwanda!


  1. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, so exciting!

  2. Congratulations! I'm loving watching all these referrals come in today, and I can't wait until it's our turn! Praying you can all get these beautiful babies in time for Christmas!

  3. Congratulations!!! We are THRILLED!!!! Praying for you!!!

  4. I don't even know you---but have always planned to adopt from Africa--and have recently decided Rwanda specifically. I grew up in East Africa as a missionary kid and have been following all of you Rwandan adoption families blogs obsessively. I am crying with joy tonight. And praying for fast court dates!!!
    "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." Prov. 13:12
    Congratulations and many blessings on the rest of the journey!

  5. What a relief, Kari! Praying that you are able to quickly add a second child to that referral and that a trip to Rwanda will be in short order!
    Love from Wyoming