Tuesday, August 24, 2010

15! FIFTEEN!

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FIFTEEN is my new favorite number.


Why? You may ask. Because it means

WE ARE ON THE WAITING LIST!

I waited to post until we got this news, but our dossier went to DC and back in record time. Such an answer to prayer! It was all so unknown and SO out of our control--I told Trent I'd be happy to be on the wait list by Carson's birthday (Sept 22). Our courier came through, the papers were back in my hands within 10 days, I overnighted them to the Holt offices to be received yesterday. They were super efficient and processed it all within a day and we were informed today that it is on it's way to Thailand, and we are family #15 on the wait list to be matched with a child in the program. People. This is a HUGE step! HUGE. Getting that dossier out of my hair feels like I just lost 10 lbs. (If only!)

I will try to articulate my understanding of the wait/match process in a post very soon. (The wait is estimated to be 9-12 months, then another 9-10 months until we can travel.) But right now I don't want to articulate, I just want to
SHOUT!

FIFTEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS: I had a fun post earlier that I took off and will repost in a couple days, b/c I wanted this news to take precedent.

20 comments:

Dionne Sincire said...

Congratulations Tompkins Family!!!!!

domesticwormhole said...

Congratulations! Doesn't it feel great to get your end of the work done? (Just a tip - stay organized, because we just spent another 2 hours in the paperwork jungle doing immigration forms this weekend!)

-Robin

Aimee L Salter said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! Yay God and yay for you guys. Praying for the matching and processing of placement to go so quickly and smoothly!

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Yeah for you! 15 is my favorite number, too, because that's how old our lovely daughter is!

Steve, Sarah, and Emerson Carter said...

Oh my, SO excited for you guys!!! What a huge step in the right direction :) We're praying for your family throughout this process.

April said...

Hot damn girl that is good news!!!! I'm so happy that your dossier is DONE. It's like completing a marathon only worse!

johnsonandjohnson said...

JEN! How amazing is this news???

10-12 months? That sound so much sooner than I thought! YAY!

Rachel said...

So so so excited for you guys! Such incredible news. Thanks for sharing!

Jo B. said...

So exciting, Jen! Each time I think about how long you must wait for *Peanut*, I'll thank God for faithfully leading you this far. And I'll pray for that little life until he/she is safely in your arms.

Matt & Beth said...

Jen... you guys are constantly in my thoughts these days. As I live vicariously through your journey, this is just one more confirmation of your path being right in line with God's vision for your lives (including that precious little package who awaits your embrace). Congrats and make sure you guys do something to celebrate!
Hugs.

Rory said...

WOW! Fifteen? I'm so used to seeing numbers like 46 for Ethiopian referrals that 15 seems soooo close!:) I love countdowns!:) Can't wait for more updates!!

butters said...

Great news Jen... I got goosebumps. Love you guys and will be waiting along side with you. You continue to be in our prayers with all of this!

Becky said...

Oh Jen!! Such amazing news! God is so AWESOME! Even Shad asked me How did they get so high on the list? This is so exciting!

Steph said...

There is nothing I can say that will describe how I feel, so I'll just give a WOOP, WOOP!!!! I love y'all! AWESOME NEWS!!!!!

Nina said...

My heart is in worship for this giant answer to prayer! God is so faithful . I can't wait to see you and do the happy dance with you !!!

starrchasers said...

Yippee!!! Congratulations on this huge step! :)

nabz said...

jen - that is so super exciting!!! so happy for you guys!! :)

Kristi said...

FIFTEEENNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

Lisa P said...

Our God is awesome--and you are so blessed. That's lovely news!

Becky said...

Celebrating with you! What exciting news. That much closer to hugging your sweet little one. Can't wait to give him/her a hug myself. :)