Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's a Boy and a Boy!!!


That's right! We received our referral on Monday for two beautiful brothers! When our caseworker Sara gave us the news, this was our reaction:


(No, we did not pose for that photo... It's a still image taken from the video we took of our call!)

We have been hoping and praying we would be referred a sibling group, and God answered our prayers! The older brother "R" is 19 months old, and the baby "B" is one month old. I so wish we could show you their pictures here, but we are not allowed to post images of our children or share their names on a public website until we have become their legal parents. We will say that "R" is sooooo cute with a beautiful smile, big eyes and the most squeezable cheeks we've ever seen! And "B" is a precious new baby who is weighing in at 9 pounds at one month of age. Both of them look very healthy. We are so blessed!

Here is a video with highlights from THE CALL and telling our families our wonderful news!



We can't thank you, our blogging community, enough for your love, encouragement, prayers and support during our wait. You made the wait much more bearable. And let me encourage those of you still waiting...your phone really will ring one day, and it will be PURE JOY!

70 comments:

The Mrs. said...

AHHH! I just sat here saying oh my gosh over and over and crying tears of joy for you both! referral date buddies- maybe we'll be court date and travel buddies too!

Lindsey said...

OHHHHHHH.....I've been stalking your blog for days waiting for the day! I am soooo excited for you guys I can barely stand it. Congrats!

Kirstin C said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I've been stalking your blog, too! I'm so excited for y'all!

Laura said...

So exciting!!! Boys will be so much fun. Congrats!

cathy said...

This brought tears streaming. I am sharing your joy!!!! What a great idea you two had to save all of this for future. The boys will be delighted to see this some day!

Congratulations. You are a beautiful family.

Cathy Marshall

Laura said...

wow i just watched your video that was great!!

Joanna said...

OH MY GOSH!! Amazing! Congratulations! We are so excited for you. Hopefully we'll be getting the call soon (as you've passed you #1 spot torch to us)!! Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!

Laura said...

omg that's WONDERFUL! I'm SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU TRACY!!! Praise the Lord!

Niemitz said...

Huge Congrats!!! That video is priceless;).

Robyn :) said...

Oh that is just wonderful, Tracy!!

Shannon Plumb said...

Oh Tracy! TWO! BOYS! YAY! YAY! YAY! Can't stop smiling!! YAY!

alexis said...

many, many, many CONGRATULATIONS! i am over the moon for you guys! TWO BOYS - WOOHOO!

Anonymous said...

Joy overflows! Tears of happiness for you guys. How awesome and amazing that the time is finally here. Love you! -Jen Dean

Anonymous said...

Double Blessing!!! God Is GREAT!!!!
Congrats!!!

Love,
S.B.

Jim & Laura said...

Love love love the video. How wonderful. Can't wait to see pictures. Laura and Jim Sherman

Ellen Enright said...

EXCITING!!!!!! Thank you so much for posting the video!!!! I'm so happy for y'all!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Oh Tracy, I'm THRILLED for your wonderful news. I'm all choked up here with happiness for you. I can't wait for you to have your babies home with you.

So...what's next in the process?

Carey and Eric said...

LOVE IT! Praying for the rest of the adventure.

Heather said...

congratulations!!!
a boy and a boy!
perfect.
:)

The Busters said...

PURE JOY!!! I can't wait until we have our boys in our arms!!!! I feel so blessed to be walking this journey with you!!! I just wish I could be there to hug you in person!!! XOXOXOXOXO

Tam said...

Awh Tracy! That brought joyful tears to my eyes for you!!! BOYS! What a giant blessing. Congrats! I was just thinking about you guys yesterday while I was blow drying my hair and wondering if you had any news...boy did you have news! So excited for you...and let me say Jill's reaction was priceless! Loved her jumping for joy! What lucky baby boys to be welcomed into y'alls family! Can't wait to meet them! Hugs!!!

The H Family said...

AGHHHH!!! Love this and love the video.

Yea for siblings, yea for boys, yea for a referral!!!

Kellie and Troy said...

Congrats! We are so excited for you. We are leaving in 11 days if you would like to send a care package. Our email is carterkellie@sbcglobal.net

Ginger said...

Congratulations! I am crying watching your video! Praise the Lord!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh so excited for y'all!!! I have tons of little boy/ little baby stuff if you need anything :-) Can't wait to meet your new additions!!!!

Deeklet said...

I have not cried this much in forever! I'm so excited for both of you. What an awesome and fantastic journey you're about to begin. Those are two VERY BLESSED little boys! CONGRATS!! We love you.

Dana Cheryl said...

I logged on this evening just to check & see if ya'll heard anything!!! This is the happiest news! What a great way to close out my day!!! I'm guessing ya'll are too exciting to sleep!

Cindy said...

Just beautiful! Congratulations!

kcinnova said...

What a wonderful way to start my day, by reading this and watching your video! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Oh, boy! Oh, boy!!!!

Allison said...

I'm crying AGAIN!!! What a wonderful video!!! I can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure I will be crying again when I see you next.....ahhhhhh!

Court said...

Tracy ~

You don't know me, but my parents are John & Diane Crews and I know your sweet momma. My mom told me that you were waiting to adopt & I couldn't be more thrilled to see your incredible news. 2 boys! What a sweet blessing. I know you must be over the moon with joy! Just know that we are praying for you as you wait to bring your sons home and be a family! God Bless you both!

Courtney Thompson

Autumn's Mom said...

This is the best news!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you both!!!!

BLESSINGS!

Tam and Kai - NYC said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!
LOVE the still shot (and video)!
Your feet may possibly not hit the ground for weeks now - enjoy it :)

C said...

This is THE MOST AMAZING news I've heard today!!

I CRIED when I saw this on my Facebook news feed!! CRIED!!! I am sooooooooooo happy for you both!

Congratulations!

Blessings,
C and family xoxo

photocourt said...

I just got chills reading this and am so happy for you! Congratulations!!! Courtney

Selah said...

Congratulations!!!! We are so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your news in video format too -- so special!!

Selah said...

(Selah is Christine and Vic's baby - she hopes to meet her Ethiopian cousins one day) :)

Purvis' said...

crying! so wonderful! so happy for you guys! awesome video!

Rebecca said...

Just checked the Gladney FBI list and saw that some referrals went out recently. Clicked over to your blog and now I'm sobbing! Love the video. It really is so sweet. I feel like I'm experiencing referral euphoria with you guys! Adoption is such a blessing and an amazing journey. There will be times when you will feel so tired (TWO BOYS!!) that you'll feel the need to prop your eyelids open with toothpicks - but remember that the days may be long sometimes, but the years are short. Eli (our little one from Ethiopia) has been home with us for almost a year and a half. Some days are hard, but life has never been sweeter!

Robyn said...

So, so sweet! Congratulations!

CB said...

Yay!! So happy for you!
Can't wait to see their little faces!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the video! Oh I was tearing up seeing Jill and your mom jumping up and down and you wiping your eyes - such a joyful moment and the beginning of more of those kinds of special, memorable joyful moments...YAY! Can't wait to meet the little boys...

~FGM

Texas Slowpoke said...

Congrats. Loved your video. :)

Con tinta violeta said...

Felicidades!!!!!
Es una noticia maravillosa. Gracias por compartir esos momentos con nosotros. Deseo todo lo mejor para vosotros y vuestra familia en esta nueva aventura de ser "papás".
Besos desde Zaragoza!!!
God bless you!

Laura said...

Yea! I am so incredibly happy for you guys! Congratulations!

laura

The Leuenberger's said...

TRACY-Oh my gosh. I am so excited for you guys. I'm totally sitting here in tears of joy for you! Congratulations..I can't wait to meet the little sweeties!

Leigh Anne said...

I am in tears!! I am so excited for y'all!!! It brought back memories of our call that we were getting two boys!!! What precious gifts!
Leigh Anne

Brad and Carrie said...

Wow! I am also in tears. I can totally remember that day for us too and it's just indescribable. I have now watched this video three times and I've cried EVERY time! Congrats guys, that's just awesome.

Anonymous said...

So excited for you guys, Tracy! Awesome video! How cool it will be to have all this footage later on. Wish you could show off their cute faces! Soon enough....
Many Congratulations!

xoxo
Leah Rogers Little :)

The Wells Family said...

Congratulations Tracy!
what a fun family of boys pammy will have.
love to all and i can't wait to see pictures of those little blessings.
katie

Bloggin' Robin said...

I LOVED this post. We are close to the referral time - we hope. We'll see. God knows the time. We have four bio boys and they are wonderful. Get ready to fall in love with camping, baseball, bugs, and bionicles! You will LOVE them!

Rebecca said...

What an amazing time for you! Congratulations. Your video brought me to tears. What an awesome way to share with your mom and sister. SOOOOOO happy for you! Cheers to being a family a four!

Liz said...

Congratulations! They are the same age apart as my girls. It can be tough some days, but I love how close they are becoming as they get older. You are so blessed! So, so happy for you!

Elijah said...

Oh, I'm cryin' like a baby!!!!!!!!!!

Brian & Tracy, our eldest shares a birthday with your youngest--the day your second was born, our eldest turned 17. What fun!

Oh, and a playmate for Sam!

God is so good!!!!

I'm rejoicing with you. Now to pray for all of you!!!!

Elijah said...

Just posted comment by Elijah was actually posted by his mother, Carol, who doesn't understand how to put her name on the comments. :)

wordnerd said...

I just watched the video....what a wonderful souvenir to have....

am tearing up....all over again....:*)

Congratulations to you and Brian...wow....just wow

Anonymous said...

We have tears of joy for you and your growing family!!!! Blessed are you. Blessed are "R" and "B".
Thank you for the news and what a great way to capture it all to tell your incredible story!

"Get your skates on"- so appropriate! Best wishes for you!!

Liz and Wes Lucus

carla said...

Congratulations, you are such wonderful human beings. I love reading your blob

Linda Leigh said...

Wow!!! Praise God for your blessings. It's been great to follow this process and now to see your joy. Now I'm crying tears of joy with you. CONGRATS!!!!

Diana said...

I am SO happy for you guys! Congratulations! I am in tears! I just love your reactions and then Jill and your Mom's excitement too! God is so good!

Sparkz said...

AWESOME! So happy for you. CONGRATS!!! It was meant to be! What a neat age group too. I can't wait to see pictures and hear more news.

Btw. I love your hair cut! It looks great!

"Indescribable" said...

I loved it when your mom kissed the balloons!
Congrats! This is so fun!
Maria

Anonymous said...

This is the best news ever - I'm so thrilled for you. Just think, now when you say "WE", it's not the two of you, but a lovely family of FOUR!!! I send my love. the fan

Kenny and Catherine Besk said...

I just saw your video of you finding out about your boys and then sharing with your families. I can't even imagine. I am bawling with joy for you and so touched by your hearts and love AMAZING! I'm so excited I found your blog, so my family can follow your journey and be encouraged!

Jamie Jo said...

Oh my! I'm crying. . .I am so happy for you both!!!

Karin Harper said...

What an awesome adventure!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!! Can't wait to meet R & B. Are their names rhythm & blues?

Valerie said...

Congratulations!!!! I still remember getting our referral pictures for the first time five years ago! Thanks also for visiting my little ol' blog...;)

Angel said...

OK! TRACY!! I am crying like REAL TEARS HERE!!! The joy is deeply evident and I love this video SO MUCH! Thank you for sharing such a precious moment. I love that she could even RIDE in the car... she had to pull over. THAT is SOOO gonna be my mom! :o)

adrianne + will said...

Congratulations! So exciting to watch your video! So happy for you guys! That is amazing!

beth said...

As an adoptee let me say thank you for taking two children into your home and making them your family. That is my sister and brother in law up there (adrianne and will) they are currently waiting to adopt and I know this gave them both real joy and encouragement. Beth