Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NOC !!!

Here is how this evening played out. We went to our small group - (Brad and I) and Joshua went to his small group at the church. We all had a great time of sharing life and shared prayer requests. I had two personal prayer requests -- daily exercise as a habit and word on NOC. Came home, Brad went to the computer and waiting for us was an email from our adoption agency saying.....drumroll.... YES, NOC has been issued and little Miss has her case filed in court! I looked at Brad as we read out loud the email and joy covered his face, as he laughed out loud, with a huge smile, saying, "yes!" For me, I'm sortof in shock -- but so very happy and relieved to be moving to the next step.

Someone told me that for men (the prospective adoptive daddy)...the nearer to the time of travel, the more excited they get ....while us girls have been excited all along and experience the roller coaster of emotions, while the men patiently wait. My husband has been such a calming steady force in this whole process.... he is so made for me... God knew what He was doing when He matched me with my Brad. But how fun was it tonight to see him get the news and react! I won't forget the look on his face; this made me so happy. I know he already loves her too - which I certainly haven't ever doubted ...but tonight, I got to see it in full force :)

So now what, we wait for court approval and VISA (I believe), then we get travel approval and we're there! It will still be 2012 - but that is totally ok.

Thank you Jesus for giving us this call...and seeing it through.


  1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Renae.....I am sooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!

    Praise God, praise God, praise God!!!!!




    Love you,

  2. Oh, I am so very excited for you!!! Hooray!!!

  3. I'm just posting ANOTHER comment, Renae...because I'm so so so so so stinkin' happy for you!!!!!!!!!

    Yay!!! Yay!!! Yay!!!!

    And, I'm thinking you need that photographer. Yup...absoutely... (Okay...maybe it's me that needs you to need the photographer....)

  4. Thanks Sarah -- and Mer - you are sooo funny :) I agree - need the photographer - although Brad wants to get a video camera for Christmas "for each other" :) ...hmmmm??

  5. AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    I'm SOOOOOOO excited for you!!! Praise God!!!!

    I've been trying to post a message for the past day, but my iPad won't let me for some reason!

    We couldn't be more thrilled for you!

    What an amazing Christmas present to know that things are moving and that you'll be with your newest blessing soon! Did they give you any indication of how much longer you'll have to wait until you can travel?

    Can't wait to watch the rest of your story unfold!!!

  6. I almost forgot...can you e-mail me your address? I have a little something for Lauren we picked up in India and would love to send it to you!! Let me know if you need anything as you begin to pack!!! Hugs!!