Saturday, May 1, 2010

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Get excited, we are #1 on the "unofficial waiting list"!!!!!!!!!!! What this means is that of all the families who have revealed themselves on our agencies' Yahoo group, we are the next family for a baby boy. We anticipate a call from our family coordinator Caitlin, who will say the words, "Fulmer's we have a referral for you." We will then cry, race home, and wait for her to email us a picture of our baby, medical information, and history. We will then decide if we want to accept the referral (obvious answer, YES!) and Fedex our written acceptance.

After we accept our referral we will not have a timeline or any idea when we will travel to Ethiopia for a few weeks. What the referral really means to us is that we are finally parents and have a son! Seeing Easton for the first time is something we have dreamt about for over 9 months now. We know the real excitement is meeting him for the first time but receiving our referral officially means we have a baby!!!!!
Thank you for all of your prayers and support. We are so close and cannot wait to see what God has planned!
Love,
Ashlie and Ryan

11 comments:

jjely said...

I am so happy for you Ashlie!!!

Beza said...

Yay, I am so excited for you and Ryan. Easton is blessed to have you as his parents.:-)

Shannon said...

I was so excited to scroll down the NAG list and see your name!!!! Praying you'll hear your phone ring soon!

God Bless
Shannon
www.ourgrowingfamilyadoption.blogspot.com

Bex said...

Ohhh my goodness!!! That is the BEST news! Praise the Lord!!!! I'm praying the call comes THIS week!!

Mark and Wendy said...

Exciting, exciting, exciting! Can't wait to hear that you've gotten the call!

Debb said...

Saying extra prayers for you guys that this last bit of waiting to see who he is will be SHORT! SO EXCITED for you to know him, then meet him, then bring him home to love him forever!!! :o)

Sharon said...

Here's to seeing that picture! The wait doesn't bother me now, it was that picture that I waited almost 2 years for!!!

Brandon and Jill Nicol said...

So excited for you guys! I remember that day like it was yesterday. Make sure that you video tape it. : )

Real Simple said...

God is Good, He is Faithful through the ages (months). You all "waited on the Lord" and HE DELIVERED you all into His arms. So excited for you all! 2 1/2 wks molly graduates! this will be Easton someday! BUT NOT soon!!! i love the wait has taken 9 months! very God ordained! WHAT flavor for the celebration (keep it!!)
hugs!

Brad and Tara said...

I am so excited you guys are at the top of the list!! I can't imagine what you are feeling right now. I look forward to hearing you have a referal and all about your precious child!!

Ryan and Ashlie said...

thanks everyone for your support words! It's so encouraging to know others are praying for our referral as much as we are!! I cannot wait to see Easton's face and announce our referral!!!
Hugs to you all!!!!! Ash