Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Drumroll please......IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!



WE CAN'T BELIEVE IT...........WE HAVE THE I-171 IN OUR HANDS!!!!! WE WILL FAX IT TO OUR AGENCY TOMORROW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!! Honestly, I started to believe that it would never come. The second I stopped running to the mailbox everyday.....it was sent to us. Thank you Lord!

Love you all.......let the journey continue,
Lindsey

P.S. We got a message on Friday that we had been approved and that it had been overnighted to us. We were beyond excited but didn't want to announce it until it was actually in our house. It got delivered yesterday (right on time) to the wrong address! Only the mercy of God allowed us to unravel the mystery.

38 comments:

Adoption Wear said...

i tried to call u today! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited! thank you god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea!

xoxoxo

Julie :)

Adoption Wear said...
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Adoption Wear said...

sorry its Julie from TN linds! I used another blog address! I am thrilled for u.....call me tomorrow at the store okay!!!!

julie_joshb said...

i know i just took up your entire comment area! i am so sorry! i just fixed it though!!

Auntie G said...

God is faithful, huh? So happy for you.
Gail

demp5 said...

WooHoo! Rejoicing with you guys!!
Blessings~
Meghan

The Heinrichs said...

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

kristin said...

whoooohooooooooooo!!!!! what a great feeling.

electrifyingirl said...

A friend of mine, Brandi, directed me to the elliedub website where I found the link to your blog. I read back a few entries and my eyes filled with tears of joy, love, and longing for you--one month and one day ago, our daughter, Ava Grace (now 10 months) arrived home from Guatemala. We started looking into adoption while I was pregnant with our son, Aidan (now 20 months)--Ava filled a piece of my heart I never knew was missing. We kept a public (for the most part--some entries are locked) account of our experience here: http://guatemama.livejournal.com/. In any event, I'm sending wishes for a lightning fast adoption. God bless!

Courtney :) (& Kevin, Aidan, and Ava, too!)

Reba said...

Congratulations! I have been checking daily hoping you would have it! I would love to hear more about how you found it at the wrong address, but Praise God for leading you to wherever it was. Adoption is an amazing experience. We have done it twice now...

emily said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! So much fun and such a sweet blessing- not without a moment of drama:)

Continuing to journey with you guys!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on that magical piece of paper!! I would edit out your address if you can...

Hope your case speeds along now!!

emily & mike said...

Hi, I've been following your story for awhile now and I just wanted to say I am so happy for you guys. This is such good news! You have perservered through some very difficult times. I hope some better days are ahead for you and your growing family.

emily (BC, Canada)
www.iheartethiopia.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

C&L - I am SOOOOO excited and happy for you guys!!! How soon can they get DNA auth, and how soon for the social worker interview? Oh, and the most important question..... WHEN do you get to visit that sweet honey pie again????
xoxoxo
Ashley
Happy Mama to Madeline

Bekah said...

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!

C said...

OH YEAY! This is awesome! So what is the next step? YEAY YEAY YEAY!

Christy Hutchins

Anonymous said...

Great News!!!!!!
- erika

Amanda said...

Thank you LORD!!! You are so FAITHFUL!!!
I love seeing that huge smile on Chris' face. I am so happy for you guys.
I love you both and will be calling soon.

Christina said...

Crying tears of joy for you guys. Praise the Lord.

dreamingBIGdreams said...

So happy for you guys!

Maria said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome news!

Our Ethiopian Journey... said...

Congratulations!

Erin Miller said...

YAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYYYYYYYY!!!!! Look out Guatemalan Government; here come the Wheelers!

Nicole said...

What a great start to my day to get on and see sucha great thing! I am soooo happy for you all and hope this means things are looking up. God's plan is slowly unraveling. Keep hopeing and dreaming. you are an inspiration to us all.

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

Woo-hoo!!!! One step closer!!

Sara said...

YEAH GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We're doing the Snoopy dance for you over here!!!

The Olsons

Bill S. said...

YES!!!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Hooray! Yea God! While I was praying for God to use the tracking number to discover where
you paperwork went Dad was praying for the papers to come back to you.
We were thrilled how God did both of those things by giving Lindsey
the ability to track down the homeowner and her cell number! How
totally God-like! We are celebrating with you!
Love, Eliana's Wheeler grandparents

Tracey said...

That is GREAT! Finally, some great news for some great people:)

Kristy said...

Yea! Excited for you! :)

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!
God is good!
Can't wait to see what happens next...it is so awesome to see God at work and prayers being answered.
We love you,
Syd & Tom

Barbie said...

I am so THRILLED for you!! What an answer to prayer! Let the journey CONTINUE...

Shelly said...

Praise the Lord!! What a relief.

Shelly

jlo said...

Exodus 13:17-18
"When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, "If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt." 18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. [a] The Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for battle"

I read the above passage this morning and thought about how God sometimes takes us "around by the desert road" when there seems to be a shorter route. We are so excited for you and will continue to declare what God has spoken.

wareaglereed said...

SUPER, SUPER NEWS!!!!
God is Faithful!!!!

Amy said...

Great news! Praying the next step is smoother.

Jerry and Stacie said...

Thank you God!!!!!!! Praise you for your faithfulness!

When Jerry and I received our 171 we had been torn whether to even continue with Guatemala. There were so many rumors of what was to come in Guatemalan adoptions and we just didn't know if we were making the right decision. We just kept telling God, we wanted to go where HE knew our little miracle was. The day we decided to change to another program, God delivered our 171 in the mail. HE IS SO AWESOME! Just when we are ready to give up, he is there to lead us on.

We are so excited that you FINALLY completed this step closer to Eliana and Xio! Now, LET'S KEEP MOVING!!

Praying for you and Cheering you on!
Stacie

Anonymous said...

How blest you are... to think that the Lord who has redeemed you and is now working in the redemption of Guatemala. I pray that your shining witness of His grace and love will spill to thousands.