Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We now have 24 children... welcome Gracie and Andrew BRIGGS

It was such a glorious phone call this am from Toni...and when she said," Are you ready to praise the Lord?", my husband new that we legally now are the blessed parents to Gracie and Andrew.... and it is crazy around here... the reality of what just happened last nite while we "should" have been sleeping....( our kids all got up at 2 am to pray for Toni and the court hearing) has been settling in with each of us. " Mom do you realize we will be leaving in just a little over 3 weeks?", "Mom, we have so much to do." "Mom, you had better get busy with all of our Christmas stuff." Our flight itenerary has us returning on Christmas eve.... What a fantastic Christmas celebration of the new life the Lord gives to us.....

Court went thru with no issues at all... the judge approved us to be the parents of Gracie and Andrew. The birth parents do not have to be notified and we are clear to make our travel plans ( which are done already :) I can't believe I will be holding my babies forever in just a short time now.

Thank you, thank you , thank you Lord and to all who lifted us up in prayer!

15 comments:

wvamom said...

how exciting! I am so thrilled for you and for your children! Praying for smooth and safe travels.

Kathleen said...

Praise God and Congratulations. What a wonderful Christmas gift. I love your daily blogging on adoption. Thank you for this daily gift. Also, your suggestions with Maria are already bearing fruit. Thank you, thank you for that.
Blessings!

Mike and Christie said...

Oh what Joy!

Continued prayers for all that Christmas Shopping! LOL

And, praises to the Lord for His Mercy is Everlasting and His grace is poured out upon us each and every moment of each and every day.

Hevel said...

Mazel tov on your new son and daughter!

Amy L said...

Cogratulations! God is Good!
Amy
RR

Jeanne said...

Praise the Lord !!!
I will be praying for safe travel and everything that needs to be done will work out.

Chris and Celeste said...

Praise our Heavenly Father. When do you leave for Bulgaria? Sooo happy for your little ones and for you.

Jodi said...

I am SO happy for you and for Gracie and Andrew! I LOVE Doncho, or Andrew now :) I could look at his sweet picture all day. How incredibly lucky you are!

Jodi Lewandoski
adopting Hunter
From Ukraine, RR

Shelley said...

Congratulations!!!!!
What a wonderful Christmas blessing!!!!

relying on God said...

Praise be to the God above! That's fantastic news. Still praying that for all to go well. God is so good.

Amanda said...

YEA!! this is such wonderful news!! Trying not to jump up and down and wake my whole house. :) I just can't wait to see new pictures of Gracie and Andrew Briggs!! :)) YEA!!!

Mike and Gail said...

Jumping for joy. What a wonderful Christmas present.

Deb H said...

God is so Awesome! What a wonderful Christmas! Congratulations! You inspire me!

Love to all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Deb H.

soontobemomof9 said...

Praising GOD!!!!! WOW!

smctiver said...

So happy to hear about your news! Safe travels and can't wait to see your family's Christmas photo next month!