Monday, December 29, 2008

What's to come in 2009

To China Again We Go ?
Is it true...Can it be...!

If you think you are misreading this...you are not!

Keith & I decided to submit a second Medical Conditions Checklist into our agency for child number 3! We had a little bit of paper work to prepare ~ so far ~ and we will just be waiting...waiting for what I do believe is going to be a long time before we hear anything (if we even do). We also decided that this time around, we will leave the decision up to the CCAA and our agency on what gender will be placed in our hearts and home (we are open to both a little girl or little boy). I know many of you are wondering "What brought this decision on after just arriving home - not that long ago - with our second daughter from China?" And to be honest with you, a lot of the answer to that question is very private, but I can tell you this. ..We have always wanted a large family. Since returning home with Annabelle, life has truly been a wonderful blessing. And since our agency required very little for us to do...we decided to "see" if the miracle of adoption will happen again for us. We have been honest with everyone on this possible 3rd adoption...that it just might not happen. We will give our agency two years to find a match for our family. If in those two years, no match has been made, we will remove our MCC and know in our hearts that "He" has another plan for us.

So for now, the waiting begins again for us. Will we be blessed for a 3rd time? And if we do receive a referral...Will our referral be for a little boy or will we be a house full of girls? Only time will tell....

And in case you are wondering when will I be posting our Holiday photos...I promise, they will be posted very soon...

13 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so EXCITED with your decision....I could tell by the tone in your voice that Annabelle was not going to be the last child....I had a funny feeling you and Keith would come to this decision!!! I love that you are putting it in God's hands.....you are certainly blessed....it has been an amazing year for you guys.....let's hope 2009 is even better!!

Happy New Year:)

We need to catch up....we are heading to the Cape on Wednesday....i will be around all day tomorrow...give me a ring!!

sara said...

You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! I knew it, not to be smug or anything!!! LOL!! I have heard a rumor that if you are open to either, chances are high that you WILL receive a boy!! Don't you guys have FOUR girls?? Can you imagine what life would be like for a baby boy Leonard??? LOL! I am So calling you right now!!

HUGS,
Sara

Jodee Leader said...

I, too, am sooo excited for you! Your girls are just adorable!

amy said...

congrats, that is awesome...

I think you have visited our blog to see our good news

lindanuts said...

I think that's great, Shel! I agree with you. People that love children so much should have children. Good luck and know I will be watching as this story unfolds! :)

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

Shelly,
that's wonderful news. I truly hope you'll be blessed for a third time sooner rather than later.

Debbie said...

I'm happy for you! What a blessed child this will be to have you as parents.

Sue said...

Wow!!! Terrific news!! I had a feeling that you were going to announce this! I can't believe how soon you are able to start on #3! I believe you will definitely will be welcoming home another sweetie especially since you are open to a boy or girl. Keep us posted!

Eric and Tiffany said...

Yeah!! So excited for you guys! That is awesome news! We will be praying for you guys God has the perfect child for you can't wait to watch his plan unfold in your lives so exciting. Oh and thanks for the prayers our 797 is on it's way :)

Kate said...

Shelly,

That is such exciting news! I will be thrilled to watch your family grow again....and as always continue to watch your life with Annabelle unfold so beautifully.

Best wishes to you all in this New Year!!!

Janelle said...

WOW!! Fabulous news! Congratulations on your decision & I hope everything goes well : ))

LaLa said...

So happy for you!!! I just know you will be blessed. Take it from me...an unexpected boy surprise is a huge blessing!

I was wondering if you were going to tell us you were requesting Justin (was that his name) Not even sure that would be possible ....

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

OMGosh!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! I AM SOOOOO excited for you!!!!!!! Praying for this new journey you are going on!!!