Friday, June 3, 2011

Officially Official

Of all the good-news-calls I've received over the last two years,
this morning's was by-far the best.

While we slept last night,
our file was completed,
our case was approved,
and our boy officially, officially, officially became our son.

Today we are proud to introduce
the amazing
Briggs Sofinias Kyle

What's next, you ask.
Well just a tiny bit more waiting that should* go a little something like this;

1) Briggs is issued a new birth certificate and passport (2-4 weeks)
2) Our file is submitted to and reviewed by the US Embassy (1-2 weeks)
3) We are invited to appear at the US Embassy in Ethiopia
4) We book the first flight out of town and arrive in Addis as quickly as possible in order to appear at the Embassy, collect Briggs's Visa, and BRING.HIM.HOME.

(*Seeing as how nothing yet has gone quite as it "should" have, I'm using this term in the loosest sense possible. Let's call the above a "vague outline of our hopes and expectations.")

29 comments:

Purvis' said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyy! So happy for you mama!

Beth said...

Wa-hoo! Congratulations! That is so exciting! And he is just too adorable. :)

Blythe Owen Hunt said...

We are so thrilled for you and continue to lift you all three up in prayer. Hooray!!

Soko said...

Yahoooooooo! One more down for Team Limbo! :) And what an adorable little guy. :)

Wes and Layla said...

Yay!! Congratulations!!!!

Breeann said...

I'm so excited for you guys, Becky!! He's so cute :)

Alexis said...

Becky, he is just too cute! I was thinking that he was about the same age as our Sadie and then I saw that they have the same birthday. You are going to make a great mom. Congrats!

GiantMelanie said...

Rejoicing!!!! So excited for you guys. I hope we get to travel together again!!! Briggs is beautiful. So precious.

Brockman said...

God is SO great. How exciting. I don't think he could get any cuter. The next few weeks will fly by, no worries.

The Cutter Family said...

BECKY!!! You got the call!!!! YAY!!! Briggs will be home just in time for us to have those summer playdates!!!! I can't wait! I'm so happy for you and Mark. Hope the rest goes smoothly and you can just go. get. him!!!

The Redman's said...

Yeah!!!! Congratulations!!! He's perfect.... and gorgeous!!! :)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Hooray!!! So happy for you guys!! And he is absolutely adorable!!! Praying for a quick embassy date!

Mercy said...

Congratulations!!! His so handsome :-)

sarahunderhill said...

BECKY!!!!!! Briggs is ADORABLE!!!!!!! Maybe we'll travel together???? YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!

Brie said...

So happy when I saw this! I can't get over those cute chubby cheeks...even cuter than I remember him looking! Hopefully you'll have him home by the end of July so I can meet him! :)

McClureFamily said...

Tears of joy! So happy for you all.

thehomespunheart said...

Yeah! Yippee! God is so good! So happy to hear this!!!! Happy Mother's Day! :)

Laura said...

Congrats!!!!!! He is beautiful.

Joan said...

We are feeling it! Grandma JoJo and Grandpa! Sound good? Oh man! One day at a time!

Stephanie said...

BEST post EVER! What I've been waiting to come up on my feed for years now. GREAT day.

Now that I've texted, tweeted, and now commented my excitement, I guess that will suffice.

Melodie Monberg said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful boy! Praying that all these steps go quickly...the wait is the hardest isn't it?

The Monbergs

Jeff said...

Congrats!

Dale and Eva said...

OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. NOW
WE PRAY FOR A SAFE TRIP THERE AND BACK TO BRING HIM HOME. ASAP

Rebecca said...

So adorable! Congratulations. Many prayers that to-do will become to-done quickly.

Kim said...

He is adorable, Becky! Congratulations!

Zoe and John said...

He is very cute! Congratulations!

Martha said...

The Wahlman's are excited for your family! We're praying you there and back!
-Mary Beth

cj said...

Yay!!!! The finish line is in sight. We'll keep praying for you.

Courtney said...

I know I'm a little late on this...but so elated, excited & overjoyed for you both!!! Cannot wait for you to bring him home & cannot wait to meet him! =) Congrats...I'm sure that phone call was AMAZING!!! =)