July 25th, 2011

Toni’s email got here at ten minutes ’til seven this morning.

The MOJ issued our verbal referral last Friday.  Thank the LORD!!!

Since we have to have our official written referral before traveling, and that process takes three weeks, the earliest possible dates for travel would be Friday, August 12th to Saturday, August 20th.

And those are the dates Toni has given us!

I will be traveling by myself, as the family our children would otherwise stay with will not be available until two weeks later.  This is very disappointing to our children, and it will be a stretching experience for me, but God knew all these things when He narrowed our options down for us.  He will help us!


…I’m off to buy a round-trip ticket!!!

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29 Responses to “JOY!!!”

  1. Felicity says:


  2. Becky K. says:

    Yes, I am shouting at you!!
    If we can do ANYTHING….AT ALL….let me know.

  3. Susanna says:

    Becky, thank you for your offer! Emailing you… :D

  4. Shauna says:

    Ooooh I bet its starting to feel very real now!  So excited for you.  Thank you Lord for your works!

  5. JenK says:

    How wonderful!  Congratulations!!

  6. Amy says:

    SO exciting!!! :)))

  7. cindy says:

    PTL, how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jillian says:

    YAY!!! So excited for you!!! Praying for sweet Katerina!!

  9. Tammi says:

    Tears of absolute JOY this morning….Katerina, your mamma is coming!!!! 
    Thanking our Father God who hears, who LOVES!!! 

  10. Mandy says:

    YAY!!! God answers prayers!

  11. Becky says:

    YIPPEE!!!!  SO excited for you guys!  PRAISE GOD!

  12. Gail says:

    Yippee!!!!!!  I am so excited for you, your family, and Katarina!!!!!! Praise the Lord!  He is good!

  13. Lara Font says:

    Fantastic news!!!  celebrating with you my friend!!!

  14. Aunt Carol says:

    Praise the Lord.  Am so glad for you and will be praying for you.

  15. Joy says:


  16. Gwendolyn from MOMYS says:

    Rejoicing with you!  What wonderful news! :)  (And I’m also secretly glad to see from you photos in the last post that other families allow some running and jumping on the couches, too!)

  17. YIPPPEEE!  Katie-Bird, your mama is on.the.way!

  18. Kimberly Zimmerman says:

    Oh what WONDERFUL news!!!  Rejoicing with you and for Katerina!!!  I soo needed to hear some great news today.

  19. Dani says:

    Hip Hip Hooray!!!

    We are excited over here in the Madison household!  Another orphan a bit closer to coming home. 

  20. Denise says:

    Yeaaa…. so happy for you!!!!

    How exciting!!!

  21. Kendra says:

    SO glad to hear this news.  Thank you Lord Jesus.

  22. Shari~hotfudgecustard says:


    I have been praying that she will just melt into you!

  23. Wonderful, Praise the Lord!!!!  Such wonderful news!!!!!!!  :)

  24. Angiedawn says:

    TEARS Susanna!!!!!!!!! I am so happy………

  25. Deanna Rabe says:

    Hurray, hurray, hurray!
    We will be doing meals for the family and praying!  Is there anyway Joe can go with you?  Tim would be willing to work 4 hours a day in his place if that would help!

  26. sabrina says:

    So happy for you!!!

  27. Susanna says:

    Deanna, thank you and Tim so much for your offer! That is just so amazing that he would do that! We cannot leave for ten days with our children home alone. :) Aged and competent as they are and all! But we will never forget that you made this offer. Bless you.

  28. alice says:

    Wooohooooo!!!! There is nothing like the THE CALL! Praying for all the travel arrangements to work out! (((HUGS)))

  29. Anna T says:

    YEA!!  I am praying for you as God has brought you to mind many, many times today!!  To God be the glory!!

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