Thursday, April 5, 2012

We are officially Paper Pregnant!!!

As of March 30th we are officially waiting.

It is so hard to get too excited we have a really long wait ahead of us. The wait time as of March 16th has changed to 18-24 months. This means more than likely our little girl isn't born yet, like we had thought. This means we have 2 years before seeing our little girl. This means there are two more mother's day and father's days that we aren't a mom and dad. This means 2 more Christmas's, New Years, Thanksgivings, Halloween's, etc, etc without our girl.

But the positive is hopefully in 2 years we will meet our girl and all of this hoping, wishing, praying and dreaming will all come true. Our heart is in Ethiopia and we can't wait to go get Ivey. She is already so loved by all these amazing people we have surrounding us. I always knew we had great support, but this time around it just keeps overwhelming us with how many people we have on our side. We thank each of you for the support, prayers, donations, kind thoughts, hugs, positive reinforcement, friendship and love. We couldn't do this without you. The next 2 years is going to be the toughest because we know our girl is out there we just can't get to her. So continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Pray for Ivey and her birth mother - they need us. Pray the wait times decrease. We love you and will forever be indebted to you. .

We will keep you posted with any news we have, but for now we wait....won't you wait along with us?


  1. Woo Hoo!!! I am so hoping that the next 2 years go quickly in your hearts and minds. I find it's easiest to think back to when we started the journey or when we had our home study, etc... seems like yesterday and I think, "Those __ months went by quickly in hindsight. I can get through this next wait."

  2. So very excited for you two! Patience is definitely going to be the true test during this time, but I know that you guys will be able to grow stronger through this...

    Patience is power.
    Patience is not an absence of action;
    rather it is "timing"
    it waits on the right time to act,
    for the right principles
    and in the right way.”
    ― Fulton J. Sheen

    “I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  3. Erika Mitchell = Erika Abercrombie :)