Monday, January 28, 2008


I barely know where to begin! We got our referral this morning, and as you can guess, it was TOTALLY unexpected! I was so busy blogging and bumming about how I knew we weren't "ready" yet, and here it is! I must tell you, this is such an awesome feeling!!!

We have been referred TWINS!!! We have a beautiful boy, named Tewodros, and a gorgeous little girl named Yodit! They are teeny, and amazing. No, perfect. I don't even have words for how perfect they are. They are 5 weeks old, and are from Awassa. I am in UTTER shock, and I'm pretty sure Joe is too!

Ok, so this morning, I was busy working away. Since I'm still working out of my home office, some mornings I am slow to get dressed and ready to greet the day. I was still in pj's and had a mud mask on, when I hear my computer make the little chime sound that tells me I had an email. I open my email, and see a note from our agency. The subject is: See Attached Please. Since I hadn't gotten a phone call and had NO reason to anticipate a referral yet, I thought "Oh no, there must be something wrong with our dossier!" Who knows, right?

The email takes forever and a DAY to open (doesn't it always when you're sitting anxiously awaiting whatever it will contain?!), and when it does, I couldn't believe it! In front of my eyes were the words:
"Dear family
See attached the referral we just received for you... twins, boy and girl."

Then, there were 5 attachments, 4 pictures and the information on them. I covered my mouth as I SCREAMED "OH MY GOSH!!!" then JUMPED out of my chair (much to the dismay of my dogs that bolted from the room!) and began running around upstairs screaming, crying, and shouting "OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!"

After a couple of minutes of this, I called Joe and actually caught him. I was still crying, laughing, and not making a lot of sense. I shouted "We got our referral! Get in front of your computer right now!!! I'm going to forward the email to you and we'll open the pictures at the same time!" After a couple of tense minutes waiting for him to get the email (it probably took half that time for me to type his email address into the To: line since I was shaking so hard!), he got the email.

Together, we opened the first picture and took our first look at our beautiful Yodit. She's incredible. She already has quite a bit of curly hair and big eyes. Her little nose is so adorable! Her arms and legs are skinny, teeny, and just waiting for their mommy to come and kiss on them!

After oogling at Yodit for a moment, we opened the next picture, of her brother Tewodros, together. He is just as amazing. This little guy seems to be quite lacking in the hair department, and has the same amazing eyes, and big, beautiful lips! He also has the teeny little arms and legs.

We opened the last two pictures, and then skimmed through the information file. I could barely read I was so excited. I did notice that they were born on December 21st, just after our dossier arrived in Ethiopia! We have Christmas-time babies!

Okay, I know I have so much more to say, but I have SOOOOO much to do! I will post more when I can get my brain thinking straight again and have a bit of time! I wish I could share their photos, but until they are legally ours, I can't post them. Just know they are totally adorable!

Hope you all have an incredible day!


The Hausams said...

HOORAYYYYYY!!! Praise the Lord! Congratulations on your new little twinnies! How thrilling! I can hardly WAIT to meet them in person and have your twins play with my "twins". What an incredible blessing!
Congratulations to the new Mommy & Daddy! :D

tobi said...

Congratulations! A girl AND a boy. Can't wait to see the pictures. Hope all goes smoothly until you're all together.

God Gift From Ethiopia said...

Congratulations for your babies, That's amazing, aboy and a girl..

megan said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations!!! What a surprise!!!

LISA said...

OH MY GOSH! How excited you guys must be! I'm glad you posted your blogspot,'cause i couldn't get in the office!!!I'm just so excited for you!! How little they must be!!!I can't imagine!!!Can't wait to ooooh and aaaah over them!!!Loved hearing how the referral came!
Lisa :)

Elsa said...

OMG, I'm sooo excited for you!!! My mom and I are going to make you baby blankets for each of your beautiful new babies! :o)

TedTracie said...


I saw your great news on the Hausaums blog! I love reading referral stories... SO FUN!

Blessings... DOUBLE! to you!
Tracie in TN

be_a_Mary said...

YAYYYYY!! That is such fantastic news!! congratulations!!

5KidMom said...

I am so glad I got to share in the joy of this incredible day with you. It really was an honor!! Your babes are absolutely beautiful! My whole family says so. 8^)