Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Matched with twins!

I am so thrilled to share that we have officially been matched with twin girls! We found out about them yesterday, and the match was made official today. They are 4 and a half years old, 36 inches tall and 27 pounds each. Of course they are beautiful. :) We don't know much about them yet except for their health histories. I have been lobbying for a sibling group for a few weeks, and Tom wasn't sure. He told me yesterday that he had decided that if a sibling group somehow dropped into our laps, that it would be a sign from God that we should adopt them. Well, yesterday these girls dropped into our laps via an agency email about "waiting children". I couldn't believe it when I saw their description... I emailed for more information before I even told Tom what I was doing! I was in love the second I saw their photos, and I think it took Tom about that long too.

Fun facts: the date on the medical report for the girls is the exact date our dossier arrived in Ethiopia. Also, their listed birthday is my mom's birthday. How cool is that?

Kenneth, Emily and Anna are very excited as well. Emily and Anna were at school when I got the news, so I woke Kenneth up to show him the pictures. He didn't even mind. He texted Emily and I drove over to Anna's school to show her the photo. Tom is in San Diego today, so I've been emailing and forwarding emails to him all day long.

I'm exhausted because I was too excited to sleep last night. I am so thankful for the miracle of these girls... we have only been waiting for a referral for two weeks. God is great; God is good.

So happy. :)


Andy and Linda said...

Yippee! I printed the picture. They are so sweet!

Kristen said...

You have been tagged... you are now it! Can't wait to hear your answers!

Also... I know I shared w/ you in an email yesterday how excited I am... but wanted to echo those sentiments here! Those girls are just too darling!

Much Love,

Becky and Naing said...

Paula, congrats! how exciting for your family. I can't even imagine.

Sharon said...

They are beautiful and we can't wait to meet them and tell them that their new family will be able to take care of them always.

Grandma & Grandpa M

Paula said...

Thanks Mom! :)

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adam said...

O.H. M.Y. G.O.S.H

I'm screaming over here!!!!!!!!!!

Does that mean you might travel in March? We'll be there together!

adam said...

Sorry logged in under my hubby

It's me Steffany