Wednesday, February 27, 2008

TWINS!!!!!!!

Yes, it's true. We just got referred twins!!! It took us all but a half hour to think about it and accept the referral (actually we were ready immediatetly, but thought we better look like we weren't being too impulsive by thinking about it for 30 minutes).

Here is the scoop:

Natalie called me while I was sleeping, since I worked 3rd shift last night. She also called Farmboy and he attempted to wake me with a phone call, but our bedroom is pretty sound proof. When I got up from my nap, he was again calling and said, "Check your messages, Natalie called." Of course, I called and she gave us a referral for a 4 year old twin boy and girl with super cute dimples. We are ecstatic!!! We were always hoping for twins, but we knew chances were slim.

So, can I tell you about last night and this morning? I worked last night, and luckily there were no suicidal or psychotic people needing an assessment, so I basically had a chance to read my Bible. I read several verses on prayer, and felt compelled to pray earnestly about our adoption, praying out loud with hands raised as high as they could go at times. I felt so blessed during that time.

Again this morning, before I went to bed, I was reading in Matt. 18 and as I read verse 5: "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me, " I felt so touched. I thought of these children as the 2 lost of the 100 sheep that the shepherd celebrates for when they are found. In the margin I wrote today's exact date, which I never do, stating we will celebrate like that when we get the referral. God is good.

So, as I peel myself off the ceiling to complete this post, I also want to encourage you to read the post below, as my husband is SO funny. Hey, his birthday present was just a day late.

39 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

the albertsons said...

YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
Congratulations yall!!!!!! and TWINS? maybe that's why it was so hard to "induce" :).
Have fun celebrating!!!!
becca

Rebecca said...

What wonderful news! I have been checking your blog and thinking about your family. Twins, no less. How exciting! Keep us posted!

Rebecca

jillybean1023 said...

How awesome....I cannot wait to see their pics!

Andrea said...

Congratulations!!! That's fantastic news! And twins, twice the excitement and fun! I'm so excited for you and your family! Awesome, awesome news!!!

Chris & Jess said...

WOO-HOO! I am so happy for you! This is fantastic!!!!!

Laura said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! I'm just soooo excited for you guys. I can't wait to see pics of your sweet twins. YAY!! God is so faithful!

graceling said...

Hip Hip HOORAY!!!!!!!!

Every good and perfect gift comes from above:)

Can't wait to see pics!!!!!

Kimberly Baggett said...

sharon!
oh my goodness! i am so thrilled for you! all in the Lord's perfect time! i cannot wait to see their precious pictures!
many blessings!

Jim and Debbie said...

What wonderful news! I am so very excited for you and can't wait to hear more. Bless you all,
Debbie

crazy thorne's said...

WOW!!!! awesome! I cant wait to see them! I have 14 year old twins and it is truly a blessing. Yes God is sooooo great! Congratulations!!!!!

The Roberts Family said...

Hey guys!!! Finally making my way over to here to congratulate you! You just might get to help me through that plane ride yet! Ha. :) Thank you so much for your prayers. They are a comfort. ~Shelly

Renee said...

I think I met your little ones while in Ethiopia! If you send me a picture I can tell you for sure and then send you several pictures! Congratulations!
Renee

The Quinn Girls said...

Congatulations. If they are the twins that were at the Gladney Care Center when I was there they are so, so, so cute. It has me withing for twins the next time around (which is a long ways off). I have some pics if you want to send one so I can confirm. Enjoy this awesome news.
mquinn_kiheihs@yahoo.com

Natalie Fournet said...

Yay!!! Congrats to your family! This is wonderful news!

CHRISTY said...

Hip, hip, hooray! I've been stalking your blog and I am so excited to see your day has finally come! Yay for Farmboy and Buttercup!

Denise said...

Congratulations! That is just amazing! I'm so happy for you and how cool to have twins!

Angie said...

Woohoo!!!! Crying lots of happy tears for you guys right now...since you are just above us on the Breedlove's blog list, I check your blog many times daily hoping for the good news. Now it's here. CONGRATULATIONS on sweet twins!

Drew Carey Show said...

What a beautiful referral story! Congratulations!!!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Oh Farmboy and Buttercup.....
Yipppeeeee!
Woo Hoo!
I am SO excited for you!
Twins....what great news!
I can't wait to see pictures!
Blessings,
Kristy

Mindy said...

Oh congratulations...I can't believe you are having twins!!! So excited for your family!

Debbie said...

WOW COngratulations!!!! This is awesome news!!!

Debbie

Meredith said...

Fantastic! We all rejoice with you!

Ellie said...

Congratulations!! You are the only other family besides us that I have seen get a referral for twins!! I am so happy for you guys. I would love to see pictures of them if youdon't mind! What orphanage are they in?

elliemestas@gmail.com

sparkz said...

That is tremendous! We're ecstatic for you guys! Congrats on making your next "step." Enjoy another celebratory moment in your walk by faith, knowing God is faithful.

emily said...

Praising the Lord for His good and perfect gift!! I can't wait to see pictures of your kids:) What an incredible blessing.

SlowPoke said...

Very cool

Thank you God


The story about the phone calls is cute, but I can’t what to hear Farmboy’s version at the next church potluck. ;-)

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

Wow, congratulations! Thanks for stopping by my blog...did you know we are in eastern Michigan? Four year old twins, what fun! Let me know if I can help you out...I've got a wee bit of experience now with our daughter who too was referred to us at 4 years old!
Smiles,
jen in MI

Ted and Lori said...

Congratulations you two! How wonderful. I love that you read this verse the day before you found out about these new children. So wonderful.

Melissa said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog but oh my goodness, your's is better! Whoohoo! Congratulations on the TWINS!!! Yippee!!!

Michael said...

how *wonderful*. so happy for you and for your sweet twins!!


--Jana

Eric & Tara said...

Oh my word!!!! How wonderfull!! Know that we are rejoicing with you guys!! Praise God!!

LISA said...

Congrats!!!

Jillienne said...

Congratulations!!! Twins how awesome!

Holly said...

Horray!!! Congrats!!!!

sparkz said...

Sweet! I am so excited for you guys!

Apryl said...

Thanks for the congrats on my blog--Congratulations to you! Wow~twins! That should be FUN! I'm going to keep checking back on you guys, hope you get a court date quickly! We are *hoping* to travel in late April.
apryl

Denise said...

Oh, yes, potty training is awful. I swear potty training and kids losing their teeth are completely awful things that no one tells you about... ewww.... Yes, be very thankful that your 4 yr old twinnies I'm sure have potty training down! I'm a twin, by the way, and love that you're "having" twins!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

I saw on another blog that you sent some goodies by way of another family traveling to your new sweet ones! How exciting to have something held, touched, and loved on by you in their arms! WOW!
Blessings,
Kristy