Tuesday, September 23, 2008

PINK, PINK, PINK, PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We can't believe it....WE ARE GOING HOME!!!! Thank you Lord!!!! I decided to call the Embassy today just to see that our DNA had arrived. I talked to the sweetest lady...and she told me that it hadn't arrived but she would go and check. She gets back on the phone and says, "can you come in tomorrow morning at 7"!!! WHAT??!!!! TOMORROW!! Needless to say, Chris couldn't make it in time......but we are SO EXCITED!!! WE WILL BE HOME NEXT WEEK!!! I feel like I am in a dream. On a funny note, there is a wonderful bead store here in Antigua....I asked them to make a special bracelet for Eliana....and we all decided to do multi-colored. So, I go by the store to pick it up today....and they decided to do it PINK!!! IT WAS PERFECT!!! Isn't she cute in her little bracelet?! Thank you all for following us through this journey. We are so grateful for the prayers.

Love you,
Lindsey

P.S. We will post lots of pics from the appointment week!!!

88 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Praise God!!! So when is your apt then? I have been checking all day because I could feel it was soon!
Congratulations! Now you can be a family again and for good!

Bill and Melodie said...

HOLY COW! So excited for you! Let me know what day you are flying home!!!!

kristin said...

aaahhhhhh! congratulations!!!! :)

JonesEthiopia said...

Congrats! I'll bet it feels like it isn't even real that you are going home to be a family FOREVER! Have a safe journey!

Guatemalan Journey... said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!! AHHH I wish I could be there to congratulate you and give you a huge hug and make you brownies and make you signs for when you get off the plane...now I for sure want to come in OCT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hannah said...

Praise the Lord!! I have been waiting to hear you say those words!! I am so happy for you and Chris and of course sweet baby Elaina!!

Maybe this fall when we hit Nashville our sweet baby girls can hit the town!!

Hugs.
Hannah

loraena said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for a long time (and my husband and I both have Elliedub shirts) but I don't think I have ever commented. I am so happy for you!

The Heinrichs said...

So excited for you!!! I love that bracelet! How perfect! So did they give you a date or do you need to wait for an email?

Amber said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and I am just so incredibly happy for you!!!! YIPEEEE!! Thank you so much for continuing to share your story with people you dont even know, Like me! It has been pretty much amazing to see how you have made the best of the situation while living without your best friend and living in a different country! I am so happy for you and I cant wait to continue reading your blog to see what happens next!!!!!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Congratulations! Love the pink bracelet, it will have such significance forever!

Dawn said...

Yay for pink!!! :)

Hugs from NC.

Laurie said...

WoooHoooo! Yeah! TOMORROW! I am so happy for you. Beautiful bracelet too!

Kerri said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Safe journeys home...
Kerri, Medina, and Ruby

The Huffs said...

I am so happy for you! :) PRAISE THE LORD!!! HE IS WONDERFUL!!!

Felicia

Jocelyn said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! You are coming home!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!

TNKerry said...

Oh my Goodness!! I can't believe your appointment is in the morning!! How awesome!! You will be back in Tennessee before you know it.

Sydney, Tom, & Stella said...

AMEN!!!
God is good and I can't wait for your homecoming..so you can be a family once again and settle in and be right where the Lord wants you!
YOu are AMAZING and i'm so PROUD of you!
Love ya, SYd

Amy said...

I have followed your blog for some time. We brought home our son in June from Guatemala. I just wanted to tell you that I have admired your strength through this, I can imagine there have been difficult days but you did what you felt was best for your DAUGHTER.

I think that the Lord has great things in store for Eliana. For starters He has placed her in a family that loves the Lord and lives in true abandon for Him! That is pretty great!

Hang in there, you are almost HOME!

Bekah said...

THANK YOU JESUS!!!! So so so so so happy for you guys! Yay!!!!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Yippee!!

We are thrilled!!! We can hardly wait to drive to Nashville to meet
your plane and our granddaughter!!!

Yea God!!! Praise the Lord!

Love and Hugs,

Mary Helen and John

el scotto said...

BRP!!!!!

jenn said...

what wonderful news!!! congratulations, wheeler family... you're going to be together again soon! and in your own home!!! =) may The Lord continue to RICHLY bless you on this journey of yours!!!!

Corby and Lauren said...

Can't wait to see you at the airport!!! Love you sister!

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOPPPP!!!WHEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPPEEEEEESKIIPPPIDIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(words can't describe)
-e

Ferrick said...

Never a dull moment with God. He so loves to surprise His children. :) Incredibly thrilled for all of you. Susie

begutierrez said...

GRACIAS A DIOS!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so freakin' excited for you right now!!! How awesome!! Please let us know when you fly in!!!

Lisa and Madeline said...

I have been following your journey and checking everyday for good news, even adding your blog link on my page for easy quick visits. I have not commented in a while, but I wanted to say today- CONGRATS ON PINK!

Love the bracelet. What are the odds they would make it pink and then you get pink too!

Again, congrast to you and your family!
Lisa & Madeline

Carrie said...

WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
You are getting so close now!

Kim W said...

Wonderful news. So happy your family will be together forever soon...and home!
God Bless You All!

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

I've been checking your blog daily. WE all are doing the happy dance for you in Missouri. I got tears in my eyes when I read the words. This time tomorrow, you will have your embassy day behind you! yeah! Cheri

The Redman's said...

Wow!! What wonderful news. A HUGE congratulations!!! Can't wait to see you guys all home together!! :)

Jerry and Stacie said...

I JUST KNEW IT!!!! I just had to check one more time before I went to bed and SURE ENOUGH!!!

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FATHER FOR THIS AMAZING BLESSING!!!!

OHHHHH I wish you were flying in this weekend! We will be in Nashville!

CELEBRATING AND SCREAMING with you!!
Stacie

Tracey said...

WOOOOWHOOO! I was having a rough time with everything going on in Guat right now...this is the news I needed!!! Congrats a million times again! And YES that bracelet is perfect! Besitos to your family!!

I can't wait to see pics of your lil angel on US land!!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Oh I can't wait to hear more!! Praise Him!

Bobbi said...

Congratulations!! It is finally over, and you are coming home.

Love the bracelet. Enjoy your last days in Antigua.

Gina & Tommy said...

We are so happy for you! Congratulations!!!!!! Isn't this the best feeling in the world?

Love and Prayers,
Gina

LaLa said...

YAY!!! So excited for all of you! Safe trip home : )

Sarah said...

Woohoo!!!! Congratulations!!! We will be neighbors (TN-KY) next week!!

ADORABLE bracelet! How perfect!

ManyBlessings said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU GUYS FROM ALL OF US!! WHOOOHOOOOO!!!!
dawn:D

Michael and Michelle said...

Praise God!!
What GREAT news!
I can't wait for your homecoming pictures:)
Michelle

Anna said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I have tears in my eyes writing this comment!!! Oh such wonderful news Lindsey and Chris!!!

I am SO thankful to God that you'll be able to all be together again soon as a family!!!

SO excited for you!!!

Can't wait to see all your 'coming home' pics!!

Take care and enjoy those last few days in Guatemala.

God Bless,

Anna

Kristen Borland said...

yay!! congratulations!!!

KrisJ said...

OMGosh!!! FIANLLY!! I just cant believe I am overjoyed for you guys!!

Andrea said...

Congrats!! That's SUCH great news. Pink is a fantastic color!!

Sarah Rose said...

I feel like I know ya'll through your blog! My husband and I are so excited for you! Praise God!
Sarah and Larry Rose (friends of Amanda Tomlin)

Vanessa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You're on the home stretch now!!

Carrie S said...

Praise God! I know how you are feeling; pink is wonderful! Embassy appt will be a breeze; can't wait to see you home as a whole family.

Sara Luke said...

Yay! I've been lurking on your blog for a while and I'm so excited to read this!

Jillian said...

I've been following your blog for a while...I'm a friend of Katie Mohr. Congrats on coming home!! I'm so happy for you!!

Madelyn's Mommy said...

That is the best news I have heard in awhile!

PTL!

Congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you!

Andrea

GuateMami06 said...

Wheeler Family!!! You don't even know me... my name is Sara, Mom to wonderful Connor (my Guate baby!). I've been following your blog, your journey... and praying with & for you.. in tears alot of the time, reading of your struggles, praises, seeing pictures. Rejoicing with you now that you have your appt at the Embassy! And just tearful because you've been through so much with Eliana being sick. I'm a nurse.. and have prayed for healing & recovery for her so many times! It's so emotional & joyful to hear of another Guate child coming home forever to their family! PRAISE THE LORD!!! CONGRATS!!!!! She's precious, by the way... soooo cute!! ((I got the link to your blog from a friend, Sue & Mike Yount))

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

We're so glad! I kept checking back hoping for good news. I know you are all over the moon! Prayers have been answered.

Jamie said...

We are so excited for you all!!! It has been encouraging to watch you walk this journey. Thank you for sharing it with us.

~Miles & Jamie Morgan

terris213 said...

CONGRATS!!!
this fantastic news!!!

did you take the appt today? or did you postpone it so that Chris can take part in it?

i hope to get to meet you soon!!!
terri in virginia

Kay-Kay said...

We are rejoicing with you! Can't wait to see you again and meet that sweet girl! Praise the Lord!

Debbie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! You are coming home!!!

God bless you!
Debbie

Chanan and Rachael said...

So happy for you guys...I have followed your blog for a long time...and this has been long awaited news...So excited for you Guys. The storm has shifted to home base parenting...We pray for smooth sailing!

Carmen said...

I'm so happy for you all. I can't wait to see your homecoming pictures. Congratulations........

Terry said...

Thank you God!!! I've been praying so much harder than normal after I read that DNA was on it's way to the embassy (praying harder because that's where our case got held up at the embassy after DNA arrived and I didn't want it to happen to you) and am so happy to hear this news! Congratulations!!! You're almost HOME! :)

emily said...

Awesome news!! Praise the Lord.

Anonymous said...

God bless you as you travel home!
The McPherson's in Tifton, Georgia

Joanna said...

I've been following your blog for about a month or so, and I've been praying for your family. Congrats...that's awesome! God is so faithful!

Zack & Paige said...

I'm so excited!!!! Can't wait to see Baby Wheeler arrive in Nashville. See ya next week.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, this is Connie, Kathy M's friend. I've been following your blog for several months now and am so excited for you! After all this time, the Lord is still so faithful and has been every step of the way! His timing is so perfect and He is never late!

Praises, Praises!

keelstar said...

Praise God! This is amazing news and I am just thrilled for you guys! Congratulations on PINK!! Blessings, Keely

Leanne said...

Amen! Lindsey, I've been following your blog faithfully and I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to meet her in person!

Leanne

Lisa said...

Yeeeee Haaaaaw!!! (I just had to say something different, and since I'm from Texas) LOL

I am so happy for you!! Praise God for this wonderful blessing!!

Courtney said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......Finally! Congrats. That is great news. Courtney

Mary Margaret said...

Dearest friends!!!! - how HAPPY I am for you...and how much I'll miss you!!! =) I love you guys so much - so thrilled to have had this time with you =)

Mami Sue said...

Congratulations!!
It's about time!!! :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations!

Leah said...

So excited for you. Glad you'll be home soon!

Suzanne and Jayme said...

It's so great to hear your coming home. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Congratulations

Trish said...

Thank You, God. Thank You. What a ride, Wheeler family. Thank Heavens you ALWAYS knew who was in the driving seat or else you'd have probably jumped off a long time ago :O) Congratulations!!!

Christy said...

When I saw there was a new post I kept saying to myself..."Tell me they got pink, tell me they got pink." AND YOU DID! PRAISE THE LORD. I can't wait for you to get home and be a family! YEAY

amy stanfield said...

wow, you're coming home. we can actually see you in person instead of just reading your blog...and you'll have your baby with you. amazing. so excited for you guys.
the day has finally come!!

Julie P said...

CONGRATS I am so happy for you. You have been very patient and faithful thru-out this very challenging adoption journey. Have fun at the Embassy - I just remember being so relieved it was all over and it meant I could finally take my daughter home with me.

Holli said...

YIPPPEEEE!! Praise be to the Lord!!Praying for safe travels and that you will get that week of sleep!:)

sillysmiths said...

oh my dear Jesus!!! I AM THRILLED! I can't wait to see pictures of when you guys arrive at the airport. I know Chris must be beside himself.

Now when do I get to meet this sweet girl??!!!!

Lainie said...

YIPPEE!!! YEA, GOD!!...THANK YOU, JESUS!!! I cannot wait to see our precious Eliana!

(Gr'Aunt) Lainie

The gFamily said...

SOOOOOOO excited for you guys!! I have chills just thinking of you coming home with Eliana!!! It is really happening! You made it!! YAY!!!!!!!! There will be a smile on my face the rest of the day just thinking of this good news!!! Congrats!!

Di and Jeff said...

Praise the Lord. Congratulations.

Kristy said...

Congratulations!!! :) Cherish EVERY moment...it goes by sooooo fast!!! I can't believe our oldest is about to be FOUR!!!! Again, congrats! :)

David and Marianne said...

Lindsey, I am so happy for you that this "time" is almost over and the relief to finally go home ... WITH your daughter! I will be praying for you as I'm sure there will be many transitions as you've been gone for 3 months. The Lord will be with you every step!

redeemedintohope said...

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redeemedintohope said...

give me my baby my baby my baby!!! now now now now now now now now now!
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! That's so awesome!! Congrats!!! That bracelet would have made me cry! It's soo cool how God shows up! He's amazing...beyond our wildest dreams! I love how He knows exactly what will make us smile!!! I'm sure you all have a smile on your face today!!!!!!
God Bless,
Beth