Monday, July 19, 2010

Amazing Morning!

This morning, I woke up at 3:30, and I thought that maybe God woke me up to pray for our court date. When I glanced over at my cell phone, I saw that my sister had sent me a text message at 3 am. When I checked it, she had written, "My water just broke!"

Of course, I called her right away, and she said that they were waiting for my mom to get to their house to stay with their older child, and then they were off to the hospital. Their new son was born at 7:06 this morning via c-section. He is beautiful, and I'm already in love! I'm so excited that there will be 4 grandsons on my side of the family!

Soon after I arrived at the hospital and met him, my own phone rang with more good news--all went well in court this morning in Ethiopia! Our case worker told us to make our travel plans!

Our official court date is August 4th. We'll be in country from Aug. 1 - Aug. 7!

We're not totally sure where we'll be staying yet, but if you're a traveling family who will be there when we are, let us know where you'll be staying! We're looking forward to getting to know other Gladney families while we're there!

God is good, and He has blessed us this morning. I just feel like I want to acknowledge Him! Thank you all for your prayers for us and for our boys! We would certainly appreciate your continued prayers that all will go well on Aug. 4th, and that we can bring them home as soon as possible! Thank you, dear family, friends and blog friends!

23 comments:

Sarah said...

Hooray! Only two weeks until you get to meet your babies :)

Niemitz said...

Huge Congrats!!!! Wishing you the best on the 4th:)

Brenda

The Busters said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!
I wish I could hug you right now!!
Please tell your sis congrats from me too! :)

Christine said...

YAY!!! CONGRATS!

Court said...

Wonderful news all around! Will be praying for the next 2 weeks as you get ready for your trip and the excitement of meeting your sons!

AprilM said...

YAY!!! A DOUBLE BLESSING!!! GOD IS SO AWESOME!!!!!

kcinnova said...

Congratulations all the way around!
I can hardly imagine the excitement!

Sharon said...

SO excited! Love seeing God answer prayers so quickly! Travel safe.

Jim & Laura said...

Excellent News. Congrats to all.

Laura said...

Congrats on being an aunt and getting one step closer to your boys!! So excited for you.

Anonymous said...

DOIN' THE SNOOPY DANCE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YIPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRIAN, SOMEHOW YOUR MESSAGE GOT ERASED--THANKS SO MUCH FOR CALLING;
CALL AGAIN?

OUR GREAT GOD IS GOOD AND HE IS IN CONTROL.

WE WILL CONTINUE PRAYING!!

OH, TRACY, TO FINALLY BE ABLE TO SMELL THE SWEETNESS OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND KISS THEIR SMALL FACES---PERSONIFIED JOY!!

CAROL IN DALLAS

Dana Cheryl said...

Whoa!! What a spectacular day for your family! I think that the only better day will be soon when all these cousins finally get to meet!!!

So, so, so happy for ya'll!!!

Big Hug!

Angel said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! I will TOTALLY be blog stalking. SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Angel

Leslie said...

Congratulations!!!! I think we'll just miss each other in country - but we'll be praying everything goes well for you and your sweet babies.

Autumn's Mom said...

What a day!!! Congrats on ur new nephew!! I will be thinking of you while you travel :)

BIG HUGS

The Lefflers said...

Love Love Love reading your news about Jill's baby and yours. What a fantastic day!!! I'm praising the Lord with you and will continue to pray for all to go smoothly. May the Lord Jesus Christ be praised!!!

Love you lots!!

Jamie Jo said...

Wow! Congrats to you, aunt, and congrats to you, mommy!!! So fun! You'll love Ethiopia! I cannot imagine going and having to come home empty handed, though. wow. But, my one piece of advice. . .buy TONS of scarves and the market (they are beautiful and fairly cheap) and then come home and sell them to raise money for the rest of your adoption!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
We are tentatively scheduled to be in court on August 4th in ET. We should see each other there.
Bentleys

adrianne + will said...

What an amazingly joyous day! God has blessed you all! So happy for your wonderful news!

Sara said...

So I just did a major catching up read on your blog - CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Congrats! You will be there SO soon! Can't wait for you to be holding your sweet boys!

Tam said...

AMAZING!!! Doesn't God have such incredible timing! What a sweet gift to meet Gus and hear that you'll be heading to pick up your boys all on the same day! I am thrilled for you and can't wait to see you with your boys! Y'all will have 4 grandSONS to play with in no time! Hooray Tracy! So happy for you guys!

Jim and Laura said...

We just received a referral on Friday and I was wondering if you would be willing to take a small package to her. Thanks for your consideration. Laura and Jim Sherman
ljfero@yahoo.com