I am crying and very literally have tears running down my face. PRAISE GOD!!!!! I ran home today, just to check....God answers prayers!!!! Ohhhh!!! Praise Him!!!! Okay, I need to go share the news!!!!
WooHoo!!!!! DDoing the happy dance for you in Southern Indiana!!!!Congratulations!!She is just beautiful!!!Karrie
Oh Sandee! I'm crying tears of joy for you and for Mame. (My girls always called her Hewot.) I can't believe you passed nine days ago and didn't know! Congratulations and GO GET THAT GIRL!!!!! Praise God!
Yippee!!! You are one persistent Mommy and I am so glad God has rewarded your perseverance. Congratulations. Now go out and celebrate. You deserve it. I hope someone told her too so she knows she will be coming home to you soon.
Congratulations my friend! I can not wait to tell Jacinda Bizunesh that her dear friend Mame Hiwet is coming HOME!!!! Sandee I have chills of excitement and tears of joy for you. May the Lord give you as easy of a transition as Jacinda and I have had.PS: I will look on Jacinda's Ehtiopian photo album for the spelling of Hiwot as Mame wrote her name several places on it.
I hope it's okay, but I'm shouting it from the rooftops (my whole family is doing the happy dance) and from our blog!!! WOO HOO! PRAISE GOD! (Deja vous :))
Did you hear a whoopin' YIPEEE JESUS from my neck of the woods?!!??YIPEEE JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!Now what? What's next before you go?You're GOING!Oh my goodness at last, at last!!!!!!!!!!
So happy for you! This is a true blessing!!!!!Angi
Thank you Lord for answering our prayers!!Praise God with all your hearts!!I am so glad that Mame is finaly yours forever. She deserves a great, loving family like yours.She is an awesome kid with a big heart. I always love her.
Oh my I write this with tears of joy streaming from my eyes. You are the piller of strength, patience and faith. I am so happy for you. May God's blessings continue to be with you and your precious Olivia-Mame!!!
Congratulations!What a beautiful daughter :-).
PRAISE GOD!! I nearly fell off my chair when i saw this pop up on my reading list!!! She's beautiful!! Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!! Thank You Lord!
Oh....PRAISE GOD !!!!!!! I am crying here. Seriously...sobbing as I type this. I am soooo happy for you. God is good. Congrats mama !!!!
PRAISE GOD!!!! 2010 is a great year for so many of us that were waiting for years.I can't wait until you get your arms around her. What a precious gift you are getting.
9 days ago huh :)I am soooooooooooooooooooo happy for you and for Olivia Mame. Can't wait to read the rest of your beautiful story . Hugs to you xoxoxox
Sandee, I could not be happier. Mame is the most gentle, beautiful, wonderful girl. She helped bring Sylvie-Aganoti out of her shell when we returned to the orphanage for a visit. All of the kids looked up to her--truly an amazing person.You have waited so long. Go get that girl!!!!! Love, Crystal and family
That is such wonderful news. Congratulations!
Oh Sandee!!!! I don't know you but I sit here with tears in my eyes as my heart fills with utter joy for you!!! She is sooo beautiful!! CONGRATULATIONS & PRAISE BE TO OUR LOVING, EVER-FAITHFUL GOD!!!Mary
Even as I prepare for bed, I am still just so happy for you and Mame tonight. Mikias was smiling big when we told him the news! Your passing court made our not passing today a little less painful as we rejoiced in God's goodness to you and Mame and praised Him for His answering our prayers. Thank you for holding on for so long...it helps me to keep pushing forward in our wait for Wubi.Laura
Olivia Mame is coming home!!! The only thing greater than this moment will be the moment she is in your arms . . . what a union it will be!!! God is so good! Rejoicing with you in your wonderful news and answered prayers! Your faith has been an inspiration to so many. Enjoy every minute of this celebration, you deserve it! -Theresa
I remember seeing a video clip of her long ago and her precious voice and sweet spirit. You are an inspiration of staying the course. Thank you for being such a shining example for all of us, for remaining steadfast and dedicated to your daughter. God bless you!!
LOVED seeing the progression...what a beautiful girl! Can't wait to follow the journey even farther! :)
ALthough the wait and emotional roller coaster must have been nearly unbearable,, you will now reap the rewards!!! Congratulations!
My dearest Sandra and Olivia-Mame,My heart is filled with joy and relief that you will finally be together. THe cloud of sorrow over my head since I brought Wubitu home last Sept and left Mame...has now been lifted. May the Lord bless you and Mame..and your new life together. Stordahl Family.
Congratulations! You have waited for this moment for so very long . . . your perserverance inspired me to keep going when the road was rough. We passed court, too, so perhaps we may cross paths in Ethiopia!
Sandee, I am so happy for you! We met your Olivia when we picked up the twins, she is a lovely girls. No one should have to wait so long. Thank God that you are finally near the end of the road.
wow! A LONG TIME COMING, SO HAPPY I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET HER TWICE, AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GIRLS TO SPEAK OF HER WHEN THEY SPEAK OF ALL THEIR FRIENDS IN ETHIOPIA. CANT WAIT FOR THE DAY TO COME WHEN YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME FACE TO FACE!