Friday, February 25, 2005

We are jumping!

We accepted the referral! Woo Hoo!! It is still a little surreal for both J and me. We are going to be parents!

I am totally blown away at the love that I already feel for this child. I mean, I have never met him and all I have is an incredibly out of date video, but it is as if he has been in my heart forever. I guess he has been in my heart forever because I've always wanted children. I guess that this feeling is somewhat like what a pregnant woman feels. You feel love for a child that you have never "really" seen and certainly have never held.

He was born on March 18, 2004 in Kazakhstan. He was 8.5 lbs. and 20.4 inches long.

I pray that he will be home with us very soon.


sahalie said...

congratulations. God does His wonders in mysterious ways.

Leanne said...

I am such a geek! I totally read until I found where you got your referral and accepted it! Even though I had read already how old he is, what his name is and when you're travelling, I had to read the "before the referral" and "getting the referral"... You two are so brave to have refused the first little boy. I think I would have had so much fear that it would be my only chance. It is best not to do things out of fear. Good for you! And now you'll have your little Ivan! :D