It’s pretty clear that I am an “oversharer” in almost all things. It’s just who I am.
Some people may hate that about me and others may like it. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on… I will always be a TMI kind of gal. No sorry there. Ha!
Sooooo, this whole “You can’t share your daughter’s picture yet…” is truly killing me. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it completely, but it’s so hard not to show you her sweet face. Especially because, y’all, she is amazing.
I have wanted to scream her name from the top of the mountain since February 17!!
With a megaphone! While jumping up and down!
But alas, I cannot.
I am still trying to find out what parts of her name I can share because I think I will be able to share her first and middle name soon. But the picture will still have to wait.
What I can tell you?
Our daughter is currently 15.5 months old and she is the cutest darn thing I have ever laid my eyes on. Truly.
There is cute. And then there is HER.
She has dark hair that is put up in two little pigtails in most of the pictures, petite features and big brown eyes (just like all my boys). She totally looks like she is part of our family. It’s craziness!
They sent us TWENTY pictures of her. YES, TWENTY!!! Which is rare. Usually the orphanage will send 1 or 2.
God must have secretly told them I like photos. He’s in the details people.
We were able to send her our family photo book within a day or so of getting the referral because I had JUST created it. Odd, right? I literally just ordered it online and received it 2 days before our trip to Cabo so it was ready to go.
We got word this week that they received it. So hopefully, she has already met us via photo book and the thought of that makes me all giddy inside.
Her name – is mind blowing. Like literally, God could not have been more clear when telling us that she was made for us. Y’all will flip when you hear the details behind her name. And if you don’t believe in God before hearing the story… you will after. That is all.
One of the reasons we can’t share it yet is because we are keeping her name. It was given to her by her birth mom and trust me, when you hear it, you will know why we would never change it.
So many of you have, including our kids, have asked the big question of…
WHEN WILL YOU GET HER?
We don’t have an exact date, but I can tell you what we have been told (and I was prepared for this as I have known this was the process since we started).
It typically takes about 4-5 months for all of the legal stuff to be done. I won’t get into the details of that because it will bore you, but as you can imagine, there are lots of legal documents that have to be filed and signed and yada-yada-yada.
So no, we do not get to go pick her up tomorrow, but we are hoping that by June or July we will be traveling to the Philippines to bring her home.
Of course, some families have traveled sooner and some have waited longer. There really is no rhyme or reason as to why… it’s just sometimes a slow process with lots of factors that are involved.
What we do know, is that God has made it abundantly clear that she was meant for us and so we trust Him in His timing of travel as well.
I hope and pray that it’s soon… but I have faith that His timing will be perfection. As usual.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement! It has meant the world to us to have you praying for us during this process (and I know I say that a lot, but I mean it).
I can not wait to show you the face that you have been praying for for so long.