Tuesday, February 19, 2008

DNA!!!

Just wanted to write a quick update.....Eliana is finally authorized for DNA!!! Pray for things to go smoothly, and also pray for her biological mom. I can't imagine how hard it must be to come and see the child you gave birth to....and then have to leave her again. My heart hurts for her! Praise the Lord we are moving forward!!

Love y'all,
Lindsey

50 comments:

Bill and Melodie said...

Yay! one step closer.
We booked our hotel, we will be staying at Grand Tikal. Every 3rd night is free so we feel like we got a pretty good deal.
Hope you guys have a great time at GoG.
Can't wait to see you in Guat (hopefully)!

Erin Miller said...

YAYAYAYAYAYYYYY!!!! How exciting to see progress on your case.

Anonymous said...

Wheeler Family,
I know you don't know me, but I follow your blog regularly. I found you through the Moser's. We live in the same town as them.
We just brought our daugher Elena home at the end of November, and I remember my feelings I had with her first DNA test, and still have. What strength it took for her birth mother to go in and have this test after her birth and hold her child again; very difficult. What I have discovered in Elena is that she is very strong willed, and I have written down for Elena to read some day that I am sure her strength is like her birth mother's and I pray that she will turn that strength into good for God when she is older. God brought Elena into this world for our family; I know that, and he has brought Eliana into your family through her birth mother so she can be raised with you in his wonderful word. As sad and heartbreaking as it is, it is also so brave and wonderful. Your family is in my prayers. I would love to e-mail you a pic of our little Elena if you like. You can reach me at cstamm@fultoncountyoh.com ...I have not yet joined the blogging world.
Blessings,
Carrie

JuJu - said...

HAPPY DANCE - DOIN THE HAPPY DANCE -
OH YEAH -
WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I AM LOVING THIS GOOD NEWS!!!!

ptl!!!!!!!!!

Kerri said...

Congrats! Hope it goes smoothly.
Kerri and Ruby

Bekah said...

OH YEAH!! That is great news. DNA is such a big step forward! My heart does break for the birth moms as they hold their child for the last time...they are strong, beautiful women. So excited for you guys!

wareaglereed said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray for DNA!!!! Another step closer to home forever!!!

:)April

Bobbi said...

I know your feelings about the BM. But, yeah, yeah, yeah!! Things are moving!! Slow, but sure. So happy to hear this good news.

Amanda said...

I am so excited. One step closer to having that little girl in your arms forever!!! I love you guys and continue to pray for you.

Tricia said...

Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Yippee!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great news guys. Cherish every milestone! Celebrate today!

Stacy said...

YAY!!! Praise the Lord! He IS mighty in battle!!!

Praying for you,
Stacy (adopting Isabella)

Mary Ann said...

That is just wonderful! Now come on Preapproval!
Mary Ann

Jennifer & Filipe said...

Congratulations! You are getting closer!

B said...

Lindsey and Chris -

Great news! I am rejoicing with you! And also saying a prayer for Eliana's birth mother, that God will give her peace in her heart and the knowledge that Eliani is already loved by so many!
peace,
Beth
p.s. - I just got my Guatemala necklace from Junk Posse today. LOVE IT!!!!

ManyBlessings said...

Praising God with you!!!
d

GWEN OATSVALL said...

will pray ... Got my necklace off the site ... It is for Africa ... I just love it and pray for all the children around the world waiting !!!

The Heinrichs said...

Okay you are going to make me cry!!! We still don't have the birth certificate to be submitted for DNA yet... but very happy for you all!!!

Hopefully we will be right behind you!

Love, Deanna

Amanda said...

This is so great! I'm so excited for you guys!! I'm trying to get to Guate while you'll be there, but I just don't know yet!!

Tracey said...

Yay!!! Congrats. I hope the rest is smooth sailing!

Greta Jo said...

AMEN,AMEN!

Ashley said...

Wonderful news! I treasure the words our birth mom left for her/our daughter. The brought me to tears. I still wish there was a way I could express to her how thankful we are for her gift to us.

dreamingBIGdreams said...

SO HAPPY for you guys!!!

Rachel said...

Praise God from whom all blessings fall!!! (Just listened to that song on a Travis Cotrell CD) Praising God with you!!! WOOHOOO!

The gFamily said...

YAY! I am so glad that things are moving! That means you are one step closer to bringing your daughter home! I know this has to be such a difficult time for the Birth Mom! I pray that she has a peace in her heart and knows how much Eliana is loved!

Reba said...

Wonderful news for you! That is a big step. It does make my heart hurt for the birthmom...be prepared for the picture you will get with the results...it just makes things so much more real to you. It is such an incredible experience but filled with SO many emotions.

Amy said...

YEAH!

Madelyn's Mommy said...

Yaaaaaaay!!! So happy for you!!!


Andrea

Jerry and Stacie said...

Woooooo Hooooooooo! Praise the Lord for progress!! One more step closer!

Have a great day!
Stacie

Jami said...

Yay...PROGRESS!!

I remember seeing the picture of Hudson with his birthmom when we received our DNA results...it really affected me. She looked so loving and sweet... I just felt sad for her.

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

That's awesome! Woo-hoo!

Anonymous said...

DNA spelled differently is DAN!!!

Jess said...

So glad to hear that DNA is being done!!

It is exciting and sad when things like this happen. Mixed feelings are a part of being an adoptive parent. I'll be praying for her birth mother.

We have a very sweet picture of Jadon and his birth mother when his DNA was taken. We will cherish it forever.

David and Marianne said...

Congrats!! Yeah...one more step checked off the list : ) The Lord is definitely still working in the lives of these children of Guatemala! Praising His Name!

Misty said...

Awesome News! Every step is a major step...and one step closer!! Best wishes....to Bill and Melodie...the Grand Tikal is Wonderful! Email me if you want photos and info!
cp.melvin@insightbb.com

Misty

Darcy said...

yeah!!!!!!!!!! Great News. Keep it moving along. Our Birth Mothers are amazing an such strong beautiful women.
Darcy McMurray
McMurraymania.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you have made another step! Did you get the e-mail I sent you?

Laurie

Jodie said...

YAY!!! That's wonderful!! One step more step closer!!

Barbie said...

Yay!! So happy that things are 'moving' for you!!

Anonymous said...

RIGHT ON!

Kristin Vanzant said...

Hey Lindsey,
You don't know me...but our husbands know each other. We will be traveling to Guate in about 3 weeks. I would love to tell you more about my heart but know that it's too much to leave on a "comment" for your blog.

I was curious to know if you have a way to contact Melissa Scott in Antigua? We will be spending the majority of our trip there and I would love to meet her.

Please know I visit your blog regularly and pray for your sweet Eliana. She is so beautiful!!!

I'd love to meet y'all too...it seems we have similiar "loves".

Facebook or Myspace: Kristin Vanzant for contact info.

Blessings,
Kristin

Maria said...

That's awesome news!!! BTW, Lindsey, I sent you a friend invite on facebook. I wanted to make sure you knew it was someone from blogworld and not a complete stranger. :) My name on FB is Maria Voss or terps1026@yahoo.com

xoxo

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Hooray!

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! You are so close!!

Guatmama said...

Praise the Lord for this important step!

MizFit said...

another YOU DONT KNOW ME BUT...

brought out daughter home over a year ago and I so love the necklaces youre making.

Ill tell *everyone* I know.

oh that we werent still BROKE from my fostering.

but so worth it.

Love,

Carla

Steph said...

Great news!!!!!! Movement by the Grace of God.

Mandy Harrison (not logged in) said...

Yay! I saw "Wheeler" speak at GOG, he was awesome! Eliana is adorable!!! It's good to her everything is going alright with her!

Courtney said...

congrats. courtney

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsey,
I'm a friend of Amy Rankin. She told me about you and sent me to your website. We adopted from Guatemala 10 years ago. Our son was one of the first to have DNA testing before we could bring him home. You are in my prayers!