Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm Ghana Introduce You To...

Our new daughter "M" from Ghana!

I cannot tell you how good it feels to have made this decision. Our family spent a lot of time yesterday thanking God for leading us to our sweet daughter. We can hardly wait to meet her and bring her home.


Here is how the orphanage director described her:
She is a little shy but she has something special about her. She likes to hug and cuddle. I know whoever decides that she is the daughter they have prayed for will be blessed beyond their expectations.

I am in the thick of the paperchase once again, but thankfully Ghana's dossier is much smaller and less cumbersome than Haiti. Praying everything falls into place quickly.

Praise the Lord!
For he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and shield.
I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Psalm 28:6-7

28 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

Oh my goodness! She is breath taking! I am so very excited for you.
Christina

Lisa said...

She is beatiful...I don't know much about Ghana,is there a difference in time and money than Haiti,of course my heart is in haiti,but I'm also looking at different places..

Tree by the Sea Farms said...

I am sooo happy for you. Your heart can finally have some peace. Your daughter that you have prayed for for so long is precious.

take care,
suzanne seagren

The Gang's Momma said...

wooooo hoooooo! so excited for you all.

so, tell us about the ghana process? what are the steps you follow to get the journey underway? inquiring minds love to know this stuff!

Amanda said...

She's gorgeous, Stephanie. Simply stunning...as if she's posing just for you!! :~)

May God abundantly bless and speed this adoption along for you.

crispy said...

So beautiful. A precious child of God. I am so happy for you. So come up with a cute little name that starts with M so we can pray for her by name.

I am so happy for you.

Michelle said...

She is so beautiful!! Congratulations!!

Sarah & Crew said...

What wonderful news! She is absolutely precious!

Katy said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!!!! Forgive me for yesterday? I was just not feeling patient, and I already even knew what was going on....=) May God's blessings continue to fall on you and your precious little princess in Ghana. Praying as the paperwork falls into place. God is so awesome!

Leslie said...

YAY!!! Congratulations, Stephanie--I'm so happy for you and your sweet M!! I'll be praying for God to work through all of this, as He has already.

lizzie said...

YAY!! She is soo beautiful! Congratulations, Praise God!

Michelle said...

busting with joy for you!!!!!!!
That is such a gorgeous face!!!!!

Tracy said...

She is GORGEOUS!!! I bet she be home before the rest of us are out of IBESR! :) Congratulations!!! What a beauty!

MOM said...

STEPHANIE SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. PRAYING FOR GOD TO SUPPLY THE FIANCES AND FOR TRAVELING MERCIES FOR YOU AND M. MAY SHE BE WITH OUR FAMILY SOON. SHE WILL BE A LUCKY GIRL TO BE IN YOUR HOME WHERE LOTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER IS. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY. I LOVE YOU GUYS.

stephanie garcia said...

Unbelievably precious ... may she come home very, very soon!!

Kathy said...

Woo hoo! What a precious little cutie.

Lena Wright said...

Congratulations! God is great.
I'm very happy for your family and that precious little girl. I'm sad for myself, because I sooo wanted to meet you in Haiti. :-( Well, maybe we'll just have to get together in the States. How boring is that?!? lol

Love ya, girl, and am truly happy for you!

L

Jodie said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!

Brandy and Troy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am SO happy for your family!! :)

livingpurereligion said...

I LOVE that Scripture reference!

Beautiful~

Tracy said...

Congratulations Stephanie!! She is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to hear how everything unfolds for you to bring her home. I am so happy for you!

Hugs,
Tracy

Kathy Eden said...

I know that I have told you Congrats already but I forgot to tell you how beautiful she is!!! I am so happy for you & your family!

Tereasa said...

Stephanie, I am completely blown away! How did this happen so fast? Is this normal for Ghana? Didn't you just switch to Ghana this week? So many questions!!

I am so happy for you. So, so happy!!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful child, God Bless.

blessedfamily said...

What a cutie! Congrats!

Kristin Jag said...

Congratulations!!!She is just beautiful!

Ginny and Ben said...

Congratulations Stephanie and family! Let me know if I can help in any way.

Dawn S. said...

Oh PRAISE GOD as you and your family have weighed heavy on my heart!! YAY!! Blessings abound! xoxo