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September 21, 2013

Personal Announcement!

I have a little announcement to make and I'm going to make it with a digital scrapbook page:

Will be in a future template pack!
Mr. Little Man by Sugary Fancy Designs

Can you guess what it is? Here's the journaling on my page in case you can't read it on the re-sized version:

Emmie drew this picture a couple of months ago and handed it to me and told me she left room for another child....a boy!

We had been discussing adopting again so it was on everybody’s mind. In our minds we had intended on waiting until Lydia was home a year, but after much prayer and consideration we ended up sending in our paperwork on July 15th, honestly thinking it would take another 19 months before we brought home another child.  We got a totally unexpected phone call on August 2nd from our agency telling us about you. We told them we would look at your file.....

After a weekend of praying & looking at your file over & over again (not to mention the adorable pictures & video), we sent in our Letter of Intent on  August 5th and got our Pre-approval to adopt you just two days later. Shortly after sending in the letter of intent we picked a name for you. We knew we wanted a Bible name & when I looked up the name Matthew & saw that it meant “Gift of God” we knew that would be your name. Now we are on the paper chase to update our home study & dossier. The time frame for us to come & get you is about 9 months.....9 very long months. 

Emmie quickly updated her drawing as soon as she knew she was going to have a little brother.

There its is.  We are adopting a boy! I can't share too many details about him now but I will as soon as I can.

You all have been a big part of us being able to adopt.  If it wasn't through my little digital scrapbook business I don't know where the funds to adopt would come from. You guys are amazing fans and supporters and I'm so appreciative of that. God has truly blessed us through you. Since you guys are a big part of this process I'm going to try to keep you posted on what's going on by trying to do a regular Saturday Adoption Update post. I've decided I should document the whole process (feelings, emotions, reasons, etc...) through digital scrapbook pages. I did make a whole album for Lydia from start to finish but I failed to capture all of the emotions that I felt during the process.....and I really want to do that this time around. So that's what I plan on sharing with you on Saturdays...not every Saturday but when I have a page to share about adoption that's when I'll share it. You know me....I've got to be all organized about it!

And thank you guys again!
-Liz

23 comments:

Chippi said...

Oh Liz! I am so happy for you and your family! Such a perfect name for him and I can't wait to hear more! What are you going to do with a BOY?! It has been all ribbons and bows, pink and princess, and now you are going to have a rough and tumble little boy!!
Such wonderful news, God bless you and you whole big family!!

Anne-Sophie Donnard said...

Congratulations Liz! :)

Berniek said...

Congratulations!
I'd really like to adopt some day and I find it really fun to read your stories about it!

Shuckclod said...

Congratulations.

Tammy said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for your family!

Amy C said...

Congratulations, Liz! I am very happy for you and your family. It is nice to read your heartwarming stories about your adoption experiences.

cheryl said...

This is AWESOME! COngratulations!!

DoggiNo said...

Liz, that's amazing news !! So excited for you and your family !

Rhadonda Sedgwick said...

I am praising God with you!!! Awesome!!

Stephanie Chavers said...

How amazing! Congrats and thanks for sharing all of this with us! What an amazing experience =)

dinee said...

Congrats Liz! We will all look forward to the new blog stories as you journal them in preparation for Matthew joining your gorgeous family.

Shawna Wakeley said...

Congratulations Liz to you and your wonderful family. I can't wait to see your new journey documented :D

Sharon said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

larkd said...

Congratulations to you Elizabeth and your family!!!! Looking forward to seeing your posts in the coming months.

keeshaobrien said...

Congratulations!!

Suzan a.k.a. Smurfie said...

That is great news. Congrats to you and your family in the new addition :)

Rachel said...

How fantastic! Congratulations!

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited for you :-)

Cindy said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome news!

EkaSyr said...

Congratulations, Liz! I wish all the best for you and every member of your family.

Great news!

Courtney said...

We named our adopted boy Matthew as well. "Gift from God" fit perfectly. Congratulations!

Lulutoo said...

Wow--congratulations!!

LovetoScrapLeslie said...

Congratulations on your news! Love the way you scrapped this very important news! Thank you for sharing it with your viewers! I'll look forward to reading the updates, too!

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