Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Joy comes in the morning... or the afternoon, depending

What we have known for a while, but can now officially say is...

We have accepted a new referral. It wasn't official until today so I felt I should wait. Of course I recently realized that others were more optomistic (Andrea at Reece's Rainbow), so if you knew where to look, you would have had the heads up.

God sure does have a sense of humor. Scott actually said that she was too young and it took about 5 days for God to soften us up into total submission. It is a great place to be no matter how much it hurts getting there.
Anyway, her real name is not Daria! I am waiting until after court to tell you! Na Na Na Na Na Na! she will be 3 at the end of October.

18 comments:

Linnea said...

Congrats!!! Be blessed

Amy L said...

She's adorable! Congratulations! God knows she needed you! Bless her heart and yours,
Amy
RR

ukraine09 said...

I have been waiting for this post for a few days now (I guess I had the heads up).

We actually requested her referral last July when we were there but her registration wasn't complete yet. I have been praying for her ever since and looking at her picture day after day. I am so, so thrilled that she will now have a family!

I will be praying for you on the rest of your journey. I know you have been there a long time already, so I pray things go quickly from here on.

Jaime

Marina said...

Praise the Lord! Darya has been on my heart for several months now. Late last week I felt an overwhelming sense to pray for her - that a Christian family would be coming for her and for her heart to be protected and prepared. Imagine my joy on this week to see her moved to the "My Family Found Me' page of Reece's Rainbow! I'm even more thrilled that she won't have to wait too much longer (Lord Willing) because you are already in her country! I look forward to continuing to pray for Darya and your family as this journey progresses. Thank you for sharing this special time on your blog.
~ Marina from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shannon- said...

Congratulations to all of you.

sue said...

A friend for Daniel! She is just a doll! So happy for you!

Love,

Sue

Charissa said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. Of course we will never forget Bianca.

Kevin and Sue Krippel said...

Yay!!!! She is sooo beautiful. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Our love and prayers.
The Krippels

Holly said...

I wonder how many people the Lord burdened with "Darya's" face to pray...for YOU! Amazing!!
I can't wait to hear what her name really is. I recently found a whole slew of pictures of her and a short little video too...she is darling...does she still look like she does in the picture? I can't wait to see her with you..please post pictures..this is ANSWERED prayer right here!! Trusting God for Bianca too...His timing is perfect!!
Much rejoicing over your newly found daughter!! Yahoo!! Please tell us all about her asap!!

Tracey Sharp said...

I am so excited that its finally out as I knew through the groups....I cant wait to hear her beautiful name and to follow your journey.

Melinda said...

Yeah, so happy it is official now! Can't wait to meet her, she is precious!!!!

Rachel said...

She is sooooo pretty! Your "Darya" was one of my favorite little faces on Reeces Rainbow! Glad to hear she finally has a family! I look forward to following your journey to bring her home!

Mel said...

Congratulations Traci!!! How exciting!

positivelyorphaned.org said...

She's so adorable! I still hope you can go back for Biana, we'll see. Contact me - I may have another picture of her from a few months back.

dziagwaincrease said...

of all the times I have been around checking your blog...I never realized until this morning that I met you at the orphan conference!! wow! ;)
Congrats on the newest family member, she is beautiful ;)
Tammy (RR)

Babs said...

Hi Heims!

I send hugs with big arms for all of you! I'd been out of the loop due to various family matters over this past month or so. How comforted I am (after my emotions rode up and down like a roller coaster~ reading thru your blog and facebook) to see your arms will hold a special gift on the plane ride home.

-Wishing I was close enough to be on the front line support... praying from the back lines here for all involved!!!

Allowing God's will to define our every breath is both defining and liberating!

(May take a few tissues and boogers along the way...but He is Awesome!!)

lr said...

Hi Traci, I just love Darya!! We were trying to adopt Iryna from 33 but a Ukrainian family just adopted her. We are hoping to move forward with Charlotte (33) if you get to see or meet her will you let me know. I am so happy for you guys, congratulations =)
Laurie
laurieramirez@comcast.net
www.foriryna-lr.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Huge Congrats!!! So happy for you all!! :) She's stunning!