Thursday, September 15, 2011

oh HAPPY day!

today started out wonderfully.
I woke up at my parent's house.  we are in town for a wedding.
I played with my nieces and nephews.
I started a photo shoot with baby John.
and then the day got even more wonderful than I could ever tell you.
because I got a phone call from holt international.  and they told me that they had a baby boy they thought would be a great match for our family.
and I didn't drop the phone...but I did start crying.
and then I called pete and we opened an email together (on our phones) that will change our lives forever.
he is magnificent.
he is beautiful.
he is our son.
and I wanted to reach right through the computer and scoop him into my arms and never let him go.
he is 2 1/2 months old.  he has beautiful big brown eyes.  precious pouty lips.  and I am head over heels in love with him.

I wish I could post pictures of him...but I can't until he is home with us.  but trust me...he's a dream.
here are some shots of us looking at him for the first time...and of pete telling his mom on the phone.






as you can tell...he is already beloved by all!
thank you, dear friends and family, for praying for this little guy.
we are floating on a cloud.  we are so grateful to God for this gift that He has given us.

20 comments:

Jamie said...

My first thought seeing this post was a little bit of sadness knowing that you and Pete had to share this miles apart, but you guys have been creative in making that work with the unique life that you live. Second thought, seeing you share this with those beautiful women in your life, was that it was like the moment you deliver a child into the world and your arms with those same beautiful women by your side. How neat that it got to happen this way.

MamaMimi said...

WOWEE! Congratulations!

alicia said...

Love this! Also love jamie's perspective! How precious that all these ladies were around you :) gosh, don't know if i'll be able to go back to sleep!!!

sheldon family said...

tears of joy this morning reading about the amazing way that God has answered the prayers of your heart. our entire family is filled with joy for you, & we are continuing to pray for you on this journey.

Chassidy said...

Abby I am so excited for you guys! I will continue praying that your precious baby boy will join the Dockery family VERY soon! Congratulations!

keight dukes said...

over. the. moon.

crumptified said...

Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!! As a beginning mom in the Holt process it is so exciting to see a referral of a baby! Congrats a hundred times over. :)

Stemple Family said...

Congrats! We are sooooo excited for your family!!!!

Janette said...

I hate that you and Pete couldn't be near each other for this...but at the same time, what fantastic "action" photos you have of your family hearing the news! Those are memories your little boy will love to see someday! Oh- I'm so happy for you guys!

Kim said...

Those pictures are PRICELESS!! Congratulations!!

katie davis said...

oh my gosh. i don't even know how to respond appropriately. my chill bumps won't go away and i can't wait to see those pouty lips and big brown eyes! i can only imagine what your heart is feeling=)

Sharon said...

Ok looking at your pictures totally made me CRY!!! I remember the day of our PHONE CALL and it still gives me the goosebumps. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Alison said...

Abby, I am CRYING!!!! Tears of JOY!!! How wonderful! This just made my day! Rejoicing with ya'll, sweet friend! PRAISE GOD!!!!

Adam said...

Congratulations! So happy for y'all, can't wait to see the homecoming pics!

Merran said...

OH YAY!! i totally cried...so excited for you!! boys are wonderful!

Alaina Gray said...

Congratulations, Abby! We are THRILLED for y'all! Can't wait to hear more!!!!

Amber said...

Yippee!! Congrats! So excited for you guys.

Erin said...

When I saw referrals went out today, I couldn't wait to check your blog!!! Yeah!!! So happy for you guys! My husband and I were also apart when "the call" came. ;). Enjoy the "high."

Christy T. said...

Abby,
Met you at Created for Care-I'm another Holt momma! I've prayed for you daily and thought about you so often. Your comments are always the first I check on the Holt forum, and I was ECSTATIC to see the headline for you post!!! Congrats-our family will continue to help pray him home! :)

Renee said...

AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOO mad i'm just now finding this out! not the week to have internet be out! argh!! But wow!!! I am so very happy and thrilled and excited for you guys! seriously- is it weird to be getting goose bumps and tears in the eyes over here??? oh what a happy day indeed! i can't wait to see pictures/hear his name/hear stories about his personality.....all such beautiful, good things to come!

much love and blessings to your beautiful family of 5!!!! love you so much Abby! and new little baby boy!!