Today is my birthday (Shari) and our adoption agency just updated their website with the BEST news anyone could ask for on their birthday...
"Great news! We received matches today! The packet includes those families with a log in date of 9/12/2005. We did not receive matches for families with a LID of 9/29/05. We also received matches for Chinese descent families with a log in date through 3/15/06. We will be notifying these families by phone on 1/4/07."
PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow, after all this time of waiting, we will FINALLY see the face of Elizabeth Ann Upchurch!!! She is REAL!!! She is not just a dream!!!!
God is good and He does good!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS SHARI AND TODD!!!!!! I am sooooo looking forward to seeing precious Elizabeth Ann's picture tomorrow. Living vicariously through you - eagerly anticipating our referral sometime within the next 6 months.Blessings,Debbie Yuck and Familydh Paul (of 22 yrs.)ds Caleb (19)dd Bethany (16) dd Blessing Grace (6), Hunandd Cherish Faith (4), Jiangsudd Honour Providence (3), HunanAwaiting our next precious gift from the Lord who is likely already born in China - LID Dec. 12, 2006
Posted by: Debbie Yuck on January 3, 2007 at 11:51 A.M.
Hi there! I've been reading your blog and see you on RQ and I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is such a wonderful day for you all! We just returned 12/2 with our 6 year old blessing and it's been such an amazing journey! It's good to see other Christian families going through the same. :)Mary (Doug, Lydia, Gwen & YiShan waiting in Changzhou)www.oneblessedfamily.comyoubelong.net/oneblessedfamily
Posted by: Mary on January 3, 2007 at 04:38 P.M.
I so excited for you! What a day it will be!
Posted by: Katri on January 3, 2007 at 04:45 P.M.
Congratulations!!! Tomorrow will be such a big day. Our LID is also 9-12-05. We won't know who are daughter is until tomorrow, also. I know that it is really going to be hard to sleep tonight. Who knows maybe we will find each other at the White Swan. Congratulations! JILL
Posted by: Jill on January 3, 2007 at 05:08 P.M.
I can't wait to see her face and hear the good news. You have been so patient and God is about to reward this long wait!An early congratulations to you two!!!!
Posted by: Kim O on January 3, 2007 at 06:20 P.M.
Happy Birthday! Congrats..I cant wait tosee the picture of Elizabeth. You are right G-D is good!!!!Best Wishes,Sindywww.ost.redthreadkids.org
Posted by: Mrs Ups & Family on January 3, 2007 at 07:26 P.M.
OOOPS! I should have said our most recent LID is December 12, 2005. Not 2006!! THAT would be depressing, given the current wait times.Still eagerly anticipating seeing your daughter's darling face tomorrow. Be sure to share with the ladies on the PW list. They will want to share your joy.Blessings,Debbie
Posted by: Debbie Yuck on January 3, 2007 at 08:05 P.M.
Congrats and Happy Bday...mine was yesterday...I found a lot of bdays in the blog world the last few days :)www.chinatocalifornia.blogspot.com
Posted by: Leda Perry on January 3, 2007 at 09:15 P.M.
We are so excited for you guys. She is so beautiful. We can't wait to meet her and set up a play date for her and Addi.What a blessing!!
Posted by: Nicole Brewer on January 4, 2007 at 04:26 P.M.