Thursday, February 5, 2009

Our New Nephew!

N R Schumaker age 3 holding a picture of his new brothers and sisters...

Please rejoice with us as we celebrate the adoption of our new nephew N R Schumaker (can't post name online yet). Yesterday his birth mother made it to court in Ethiopia, which allowed his adoption to be finalized, I can't express the waves of emotion that raged through me the moment I learned of this wonderful news! How exciting and scary for N to know he has a family coming to get him, how exciting and relieving for Brant's sister's family to have this HUGE hurdle behind them, now they can move onto making travel plans and embassy dates etc. As I am filled to the brim with happiness and thankfulness I can't seem to stop thinking about his birth mother and the monumental day she had yesterday. In the midst of my rejoicing I will continue to pray for her and her health and that Rick and Signe may get a chance to meet her while they are there! God is so good and IS sovereign over ALL things... more thing, if any of you are interested in learning more about N's journey to his new family you can read their blog "Letting Love Cover It."


Sarah said...

Such great news! What a little sweetie. That smile on his face while holding that photo makes me cry!!c

kelly said...

Congratulations to you all too! :)

Casual Friday Everyday said...


I've felt a calling on my heart to adopt a little girl from China for some time.

Maybe it'll happen ... all in God's hands and timing.