Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday the 13th

Today I have a riddle for you.

What takes *2 years, 5 months, 4 days, a million tears and a billion prayers and ends with a festive banana?

Anyone????






Ahren is out. He is now officially and legally our son. It will be 4-8 weeks, depending on the american side of things, and we will go bring him home. I wish there were some tears left to cry, happy ones this time......
*from referral of a 9 day old, 5 pounder to OUT.













90 comments:

Desiree said...

YAY!!!!!!!!Happy Dance!

Becky said...

Congrats! It is long overdue!

Krystal said...

YAY!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!

Thank you, Dear Heavenly Father, fo this most wonderful news! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Phoenix said...

Congradulations. I've been lurking for two years, just hoping and praying you'd get to bring him and PBJ home too. Super congrats.

supermom said...

That is so so so so so so so awesome!!! I have been waiting for this post since I started reading your blog. EVERY time hoping I will get to read that he is finally yours. SO happy for you

Kathy said...

Lucky Friday the 13th!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Congratulations!!!

Michelle said...

OMG I am so happy that I am crying for you!!! Everyday I come and check your sight hoping to hear some good news and today is the day!!!! I am soooooo happy for you guys!!! Now we just need PBJ to come home too!!! Congratulations!!!!!!


Michelle Whittemore
Green Bay, WI

BT said...

Delurking in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) to say congratulations. Finally! I can't wait to hear more details on your travel etc as things move along now.

Angie said...

Normally I lurk but I had to post for this one. Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news!!!

Karrie said...

YAYYYY!!!!!!! WooHoo!!! Yippee!!!!
And THANK GOD!!!! You may be out of tears, but I'm crying plenty of tears of joy for you.
Long, long, long time lurker, I HAD to come out and say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Many good wishes and prayers were sent your way from southern Indiana. I check your blog daily and have to say that this MAKES MY DAY!!!! I even danced a little after I read your post! :)
How WONDERFUL!
GO GET THAT SWEET BOY!!!
Karrie in IN

Kara and Darr said...

I am sooooo happy for you. Congratulations. It was a long haul, but so worth it.
Best wishes,
Kara
check out our blog
www.hanksadoption.blogspot.com

Elle said...

Don't worry about not having enough tears, we'll cry plenty for you. That is the best news I've heard all year! Congratulations!

sara said...

I'm 'delurking' to say how happy I am for you! Every time I visit your blog, I hope that this is the time that I see you can bring your babies home. One down, one to go! Congratulations!!!

Ellie said...

COngrats to YOU~

Congrats to CHRIS~

Congrats to Ahren~

Congrats to BIG BROTHER - MY SUPER HERO - Levi~~~

Congrats to BIG SISSY - GHETTO BARBIE - Katie

COngrats to BIG SISSY - VOLLYBALL HERO - Ashley

COngrats to that Little FUrry 4 legged Friend~

Congrats to your Super Nanny

Congrats to Aunttie Dana~ And her crew

Congrats to Grandma and Grandpa~

Congrats

Congrats

Congrats

Congrats.....

Please pass the kleenex~ My river has done formed~

HUGS
Your Friends ELLIE, ANGELENA AND ANGELO~

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and good luck! Prayers are definitely being answered and finally coming your direction! Praise the Lord.

I'll continue with prayers for his adjustment, as well as your family's and that PB still gets home quickly! Good luck.

Angel said...

OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! I am in SHOCK!!!! I just left you a message girl. I could not be MORE relieved. This is amazing. Wow... that's all I can say. Huge crazy hugs from me. Angel

JuJu - said...

I am crying enough for both of us darlin:)

I am posting this NOW on my blog!

I wihs I could give you a hug and a high five:)

We celebrate this amazing good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love to you and your family:)
I look forward to meting you guys!

Julia:)

Natalie C. said...

Holt crap, I was not expecting this when I checked your blog. I am so happy for you, You deserve this and so does Ahren!!!!!

Julie said...

congrats!!!!

Nikki said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That is wonderful- congratulations!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wendy -

What a happy day! Tears are rolling down my face - happy tears!

Now Ahren's new life begins.

Congratulations to you all!

Sandra

Kate said...

Fantastic, just fantastic. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Deb said...

Yes!!!!!!!! You know who will be on the homepage later tonight!!!!!!

I am so happy for you- I am crying.

Friday the 13th will never be a bad day for you again.

love and lots of hugs,
Deb

Stacy said...

Congratulations on your FINALLY news!!!!

happykosmo said...

AHREN IS FINALLY COMING HOME!!!! How wonderful for you and your family! I just can't wait to see the pics with him and Levi playing together! BIG BROTHER LEVI!!!!!!

Reba said...

I am just sitting here crying. I don't even really know you. I don't sign like I should. Yet I check in on your family every day, and I have just been praying for this to happen. Wow. That is all I can say now. Wow!!!
Reba

Christina said...

WOOOHOOO, YEAAAHHHH, YIPPPPEEE, CONGRATS and PRAISE THE LORD!!! Crying tears of joy for you my friend.

ManyBlessings said...

OH.

MY.

WORD.

Wendy!!!! I am just bawling here!! As much as we prayed for it, I'm still in shock that it truly happened!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

d:D

Nan & Dan said...

I have been following your story for so long and am so happy for you!! I hope you hear good news on PB soon too!

Amy said...

How EXCITING!!!!!!! Congrats to you and your family!!!

Elaine in Lynnwood, WA said...

Congratulations! This is such WONDERFUL news and long past due. Wishing, hoping and praying that the US does their part quickly and gets this darling boy home. Elaine

Gayle said...

CONGRATULATION!!! I posted on LRH but was so excited I had to come here too. I am so happy for you and the whole family. Friday the 13th will never be the same.

LouLou said...

Wendy. Oh. My. Goodness. This is the most amazing news ever!!! AHREN IS COMING HOME!!!!!! WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! I literally got chill bumps all over when I read Ellie's post on the forum! Congrats, my friend! Congrats!

Hawk said...

WAHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting! I am so happy for you! GO AHREN!!!

Steph said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Finally that angel baby with the gorgeous curls is coming HOME!!!!

Meridith said...

Glory! Ahren has a forever family!!! Levi is a big brother!

Robyn said...

WOOOOOHOOOOO!! Congratulations!!

Robyn

Terri said...

YAY!!! I am so very happy for you, your family and sweet Arhen!

Tina said...

Hot Damn!!!!! I am so happy for you guys and for AhrenI ususally lurk but I had to come out of hiding for this!!!

Kristi said...

THANK YOU GOD!!! Oh Wendy!!! Miracles do in fact happen!!! I am so excited for you and wish I had a few dancing nanners to put on here!!! Instead, we'll just send a TON of (((((((HUGS)))))))!!!! Now it's PBJ's turn.......

Much love -
Bama

Shelby said...

Woo-hoo...best news I've read all day!!!!

GuateMom said...

YEAH! So happy for your family. It has been a long stressful journey. Now lets get PBJ home.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!
I can't wait to see pictures of Ahren at home.

A lurker,
Shelly
(Mama to Drew - home from Guatemala in June 2007)

Anonymous said...

Oh happy day! Thankyou Jesus!
Im so glad.
Blessings,
Laura

chitwood said...

WOW!!!!!! That is so wonderful. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marianne

dana said...

I am sure that you could hear me yelling even before I called you!! I have been "snoopy dancing" all day among the tears! What a wonderful day of praise and joy!!!
Love you!
Dana

Kim said...

HOLY FREAKIN' GOSH!!!!!!!!!!

My excitement for you and your family is not able to be put in words. Have an amazing weekend!!!!!!!

URBAN BLONDE said...

I'm a longtime lurker who so enjoys your intelligent writing about life with your family. Reading your posts about Levi has allowed me to "relive" those years when my (now 18 year old) son was his age; Levi reminds me so much of him (pale and blonde too LOL)!
I've been so hopeful for your adoptions, and am so happy to hear this incredible news!

Congratulations to your entire family! I sincerely hope that PBJ's "OUT" is soon to follow!

Blondie

Anonymous said...

I am Crying tears of joy for you all. prayers answered! Congrats! Cherie

angieshaffer said...

I am so incredibly happy for you guys!!!!! Wish we lived closer so we could be part of the welcome home crew!!!!
One down, one to go.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations to you all.

Cherrie said...

SUPER DUPER WOO HOO!!!!!

So happy for you and your family.
One down...one to go...praying for a quick trip thru the final paper work.

Awesome Father's Day present...just what your hubbie wanted!!!

Cherrie

Michelleann said...

Also delurking to say congratulations!!

Kathy & Paul said...

Thought I'd post here to. Yay for another LRHer coming home!!!
Kathy

Sandy said...

Congratulations!!! You guys deserve a super quick PINK!

Baby John's Crib said...

WooWhooooo!!!

It's about time, congratulations on your beautiful son!!! I'll continue to pray that PBJ makes it home soon.

Kristy said...

Dance bananas, dance! I check your blog daily and this post brings me to tears! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

another lurker out in the open. Congrats. This has been a very long awaited out. Hopefully PBJ will follow soon. YAHOOOO!!!!

Mary said...

Ive been lurking your blog every day just to hear this news..Congrats to you and your family...

Bobbi said...

I can't believe it!!! Took my breath away. That handsome boy so deserves to come home!!

Pulling for Ahren next. Wow!! You are going to be busy. SOOOOOO great!!!

Mommy said...

WOOHOO, YEAH, UNBELIEVABLE.....
So incredibly excited and celebrating for your entire family.

Love ya girl, many, many hugs.
Tammy

gail said...

After lurking for over a year, it is time to come out and shout Praises for Ahren being out. I can't wait to hear about your journey to bring him home. Congratulations!! PBJ is next.

gail

Susan said...

WOO HOO!!!! I know you can hardly believe it. I'm so happy for you!!!

Andrea said...

Wahoo!! It's about FREAKING time you get that dancing banana!! Wendy, I am SO SO SO happy for you!! I've watched your journey for so long, and I am just thrilled. Congrats!

Now on to getting PBJ OUT!!!!

Dewey & Stacey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm thrilled for you and your family. You are so close now to having that darling little boy in your arms forever.
Congrats!!!
Stacey

Sarah said...

Wendy! I am so incredibly happy for you! Ahren is coming home!! I can't wait to see that sweet little curly top in your arms forever and surrounded by his big siblings!!

Now, back to our prayers for PB&J to come home very soon too!!

Cathie said...

The tears will not stop falling. I broke out in the happy dance when I saw your news.
This time took toooooooo long in coming but your son is coming home.
Praying for you guys for a quick pink and praying PBJ home!!! Come on lets get the little sister home too.
Hugs and congrats
Cathie

Anonymous said...

It was about time!

May all your dreams in raising this little boy as your son come true. May his transition into your family and life style go smoothly.

Congrats....sending you good vibes.

Pat

Candy said...

OH MY LORDY I AM IN SHOCK and TOTALLY GOING BANANAS FOR YOU...OH GIRL you have to be OVER THE MOON and I am just SPAZIIIIIINNNNN WOOO HOOOOOO I love friday the 13th LOVE IT! CONGRATS

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness...this is the most fabulous news! CONGRATULATIONS from the bottom of my heart! I am so very happy for you and your dear family.

Julie said...

Congratulations!!!! Thank goodness!!! I can't wait to hear about his adventures (or misadventures) with Levi. You're going to have to write a book!!!

Anonymous said...

That is the BEST news ever! I am so happy for you all!
Can't wait to be reading all about him in this blog!
Kathi,
mom to 3, including my handsome prince from Guatemala

Pattie & Rob said...

YEAH!!! AWESOME!!! AMAZING!! I am so excited for you!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I pray you have a safe journey bringing your sweet boy home.
Pattie

Anonymous said...

Wendy, it must be surreal! Fabulous news! I'm so happy for that gorgeous little one. He's still a baby! You're baby.


Melissa, Mom to Ana and the boys:)

Amy said...

I am soooooooo happy for you! I can't believe you put a dancing banana on your out post ;)

Kelley said...

Oh My Gosh! I have been following your blog and just got chill bumps when I read your post! Congratulations! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Friday 13th will be a lucky day for you for now on!

Stacey, Mike & las cinco chicas locas said...

What journey it has been...

I having been waiting for this message!!
Congrats!

S

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

HOLY COW!!! Wonderful, amazing, spectacular, awesome news!!!!! Happy Happy Happy over here for ya'll!!!
stephanie & maya

Priscilla said...

I can't remember the last time I was this excited. Yahooooo!

Wow!

Great,happy news. :)

Anonymous said...

omg amazing news im so happy for you i have been lurking on your blog for a while
congrats

Hannah

Michelle said...

Whooohoooo!

Lucinda Naia said...

AWESOME! Cannot believe how wonderful and amazing this news is for you & your family!

Congratulations!

Ellie said...

Ok Ms Wendy...

You need to pass this on to Chris...

Happy Fathers Day...

May this one be special, and the next be EXTRA SPECIAL! You will have all you children around you celebrating~! Wow... I can't wait to see those pictures!

Hugs
Ellie, Angelena and Angelo

K Leclercq said...

Congratulations!!! Wow... over 2 years! Way to stay strong! I am so happy for your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow- what wonderful news!

Starfish said...

Yahoo!!! Finally Finally Finally!!

That is such great news!

Tam said...

WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO! Fantastic news!!!!!

Melissa said...

Congrats on this long awaited good news! Praying the final steps go by quickly!

Johnda said...

Congrats! I have followed your blog and prayed many times for you and your family. We started w/ Guat and changed countries when all the problems started. I am so happy for you and that sweet boy you will get to hold very soon. My prayers are with you...

breed 'em and weep said...

Best news ever! Congratulations on more beauty in an already beautiful family!