Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hey... I didn't even have to call-- AWAA Called us!!!!!!!

Well, it happened! "THE CALL" came yesterday morning around 10:45 am. I was in shock, to say the least. In fact, the conversation went something like this:

Phone rings. I see AWAA on the caller id. I think, "hmm. I wonder what they want? I know we paid our last installment. Did they lose the check? No... I saw it was withdrawn... hmmm???

me: "Hello?"
terra: "Hello! Is this Shari?"
me: "Yes. Hi Terra! How are you doing?"
terra: (giggles in a sort of funny way) "I'm doing fine :)"
me: (finally dawning on me that THIS is THE CALL!) "Oh.. wait a minute.. this is the call isn't it!! Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! (now I am sort of pacing the kitchen, starting to shake, totally surprised and looking for something to write on???)
terra: (giggles again) "Yes, it is! I have good news for you today!"
me: "Okay. Oh my. I'm ready. Not really. WOW!!!!"

Conversation proceeds from there :)

So... Team Dragovich is two more strong-- a VERY handsome boy who is 6 and has Dragovich ears-- I could say Monke ears, too. And a PRECIOUS little girl who is 3 and has the deepest, most beautiful eyes that I have ever seen.

I spent the next many hours trying like crazy to reach Tony on his cell phone that he "keeps with him all the time"... but apparently not :). Of course, I knew I couldn't tell anyone until I was able to tell him. Which made the next several hours VERY HARD :) Finally, in one last desparate attempt, late in the afternoon-- knowing it was nearing the middle of the night his time-- I reached him. HALLELUIA!!!!!! He was as surprised as I was and wanted to know all about them, of course :)

So, now we begin another flurry of paperwork to update our homestudy, USCIS paperwork, scrounge money from SOMEWHERE (we were not expecting a referral so soon and so a little thrown off by this last chunk of payments)-- God is SOOOO good and in control and He is the God who Provides... He has provided and He will continue to provide :)

Please pray that the paperwork gets done and I understand the right things to do-- especially with Tony on the other side of the world right now. Pray for our new littles... that God would continue to protect them, keep them healthy and loved while we all wait to be united and for all our hearts to be prepared for the new transition and season we are entering. Also pray that the financial aspect would be worked out-- we know it is and will be... it is more a matter of my trusting and releasing it to God to work out the details.

Grace and Peace to you all,


the Steiger's said...

I am so happy for you. We will be praying for your family and for all those things that need to get done. What a great news to wake up to.
love, Lenka

William said...

HURRAY! We are so excited for you and praying for the next step(s) of your journey.

Jori said...

Congrats! Praying for you all at this time - and the times to come!
lvoe, jori

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you! The kids sound great, and are so lucky to have YOU as their family!
Relax, take it all in, and enjoy! You will get this all done, I know it, and keep us up to date!

ethiHOPEia said...

Yeah!!!! I have already mentioned to you how excited I am to hear this news!
We are rejoicing with you.

The Gillman Family said...


What a wonderful day!!!! We are so excited for you. Just think our little ones are there together right now!!! I will be lifting up your needs and hoping maybe we can travel together.


Rob & Candy said...

WOOO-Hooo! We are sooo excited for you all.