Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Do You Believe in Miracles???? **Updated**





Today, we do! We got an amazing phone call from Mary, our caseworker at 12:38 EST today. We were in a truck wash in Pennsylvania giving our new 5th wheel camper a bath when the call came in. It's a funny story about how that all happened. I'll update this post in a day or so when the reality of it all sinks in!

Today,,,,we are officially the proud parents of:
"S" Faith and "S" David.





























And the rest of the story goes something like this:
My Uncle Joe was at the shop when we received the call on May 22nd from Mary that we did not pass court. My Uncle came bearing some interesting news: my aunt, who lives in Rhode Island, who believe it or not, her husband had a massive heart attack and died 4 days before my mother passed away 4 years ago, had a 5th wheel camper she really wanted to sell. A few years back, she offered it to us at a price we couldn't afford, so we said no. The news Uncle Joe had for us regarding the reduced price of the camper was really too good to pass up. So, David and I, along with Pickles, headed up to Rhode Island on Sunday morning. We stopped in Connecticut, saw some old friends from high school, and then headed to Rhode Island early Tuesday morning to meet the ferry (did I mention my aunt lives on an island...just to complicate things further). After a tortuous 3 hours at the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles, and then driving all around Rhode Island to pick up the camper, and backtracking almost an hour to get her back to the ferry by 5:00, the last ferry of the day, we headed home. We made it about 4 hours, into NE Pennsylvania before we stopped for the night.
Wednesday morning we got up and start heading home. We were stuck in road construction traffic for about an hour and a half and were sitting in a truck wash getting the camper washed when Mary called. Let me back up a minute. Earlier Wednesday am, David asked if we heard from Mary. I checked my email briefly that morning at the hotel, received an incredible update on the kids, then quickly logged off. So, I told David, no news is good news right now, thinking about how I was going to get through the next 8 or 9 days agonizing over whether we were able to get back through local court.
At 12:38 pm, Mary called. She asked how our vacation was going. I laughed and told her it wasn't a vacation..we travelled to Rhode Island to pick my aunt's camper and had no trailer brakes (the people that put the 5th wheel hitch in didn't hook up the brakes). She asked if David was with me, and I said, yep, he's out talking to the guy who's washing the camper. Then she tells me she has some news for me, and I immediately pleaded with her that it be good news because I didn't think I could handle any more bad news. She then went on to explain to me that we had an Appeal to Court, the Judge heard the appeal, brought the birth dad back in, questioned him again. He did admit to being really nervous. The Judge asked him a series of other questions, and through a miracle only God can achieve, the Judge granted our adoption of Big and Little S! Shocked, stunned, flabbergasted, at a loss for words........We had NO IDEA about the appeal. We quickly contacted the travel agent (already had tix on hold), booked our flights and in a few short weeks are heading to Africa!
We are so incredibly happy......and thrilled. We've started to run around in a frenzy trying to get everything done before we leave! Thankfully, we already had the arrangements for Pickles worked out. And I have to start my lists again, and pull out all the stuff to pack that I put back a few weeks ago! Our humanitarian aid is already packed and dropped off at my girlfriend's house in Connecticut who is travelling with us and was only using one of her two suitcase allocations. How perfect is that? Our trip to Connecticut/Rhode Island was just meant to be!

32 comments:

Journey to Jaden said...

How wonderful!!! I am so excited for your family:):)

Robbin said...

Congratulations Robin!! Those are some beautiful children!!!

Monica said...

Congratulations!!! They are precious!

Nikki said...

So excited for you!!! Yeah!!! Was so excited to see this wonderful post. Your children are beautiful and I am so thankful they are yours. Praise be to God! Celebrating with you my friend!

My3Monkeys said...

they are so beautiful Robin!! I can't wait to se them in person!! Sawyer will have two beautiful girls on his arm!

Jamie said...

Congratulations on your blessings!!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

I do believe in miracles --- your walk of love stood the test of faithfulness----now get to packing and we'll see each other soon!

CB said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you!

Dawn said...

Ahhhhh....the sweet love affair of your heavenly Father continues! May you bask in the glory of this moment and sing at the top of your lungs as you finish preparing for your journey to Africa.

Natalie Fournet said...

CONGRATS!!!!! So exciting! Your children are so precious!

Jen said...

How wonderful! Bring those babies home :)

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Woo Hoo! Yipppeeee! What AMAZING news!!!!!!! Congratulations! They are gorgeous and God is GOOD! :-)
Blessings,
Kristy

Neil, Amy, Hillary Ashton & Sophie Le said...

What a wonderful surprise! Your kiddos are precious!!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your growing family! I love it when another family passes court!

Jim and Debbie said...

What exciting news. They are precious!! Have a great trip to bring them home!

The Albertsons said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS???? AAAAHHHH!!!
Okay... i'm going to read the post now... AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!

The Albertsons said...

HOLY S&*% that is the BEST STORY EVER!!!!!!!!

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, WONDERFUL news!!!

In some of our pictures of our little one, your adorable little girl is in them. She is adorable and tiny, just like ours.

You are blessed!!! What an amazing surprise!

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, and you just know I would love some pics of our little one if you are able. You can email me through the link on my blog.

Congrats again!

coffeemom said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! NOW, that's a miracle. Pure and simple. I am in tears of joy for you and these kids. God is so good! All the time! So so happy for you and these kiddos and can't wait ot see the travel pics. WOW. Just WOW. Who'da thunk it???? Love M

coffeemom said...

And yeah, just like Buttercup, I gotta beg for pics and hugs for our girl...please? You know my email (on blog) and it would mean the world, I know, you know. Bless you!!!! Love M

Nikki said...

O.k., now I don't feel so silly. I didn't think you were scheduled for court date #2 until a little later. What an amazing surprise! When do you travel? I'll add my request to Butter Cup and Coffeemom for photos if you at all have a chance! I know it will be a crazy week when you are over there and understand if you aren't able.

Blessings to you!

Susan and Chad said...

Congratulations! Exciting news!

Laura and Brad said...

Congratulations!!

Sparkz said...

Awesome. Congrats. They are really cute and we're so happy for you!

emily said...

Pam Thorne wanted me to leave a comment- she can't get on right now. She has so many pics of your babies from her visit last year. She would love to send them to you.

thornegroms@mac.com

Congrats what an incredible surprise!!! :) They are just beautiful. I remember them from Pam's pictures.

Tam said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family!!!!

J, A and T said...

Wow...what amazing news!

Sam said...

can you email me at samsamh79@gmail.com before you go

Sam said...

Congrats. They are so cute!!!!!!

Karen said...

We are so happy to see their beautiful pictures and so happy that they are coming home soon. Yeah!!!!!

Eileen and Jerry Mestas said...

Oh Robin, My heart is jumping for joy with you Sista! Congratulations to you and May the LORD BLESS YOUR TRIP. NO SICKNESS THIS TIME!! Hey, when are you leaving?? Can you email me and give me the details. I may be going in August this year to visit Solomon?? Lets talk if you can. I miss you and would love to come see you soon!
In His timing & Care,
Eileen