Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TRAVEL CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With shaking hands and a heart bursting with joy, I can finally say......

TRAVEL CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the 9th hour on the 9th day of the 9th month in 2009

(at 9:14 am to be exact)

we found out that our baby boy is ready to come home to us!!!!!!!!

Saying that we are excited, thankful, relieved, ecstatic, and elated doesn't even come close to describing how AMAZING this feels!!!!!! God is SO good!!

We leave for Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, September 13th (Josiah's 10 month birthday) and return home with our new son on Monday, September 21st (my mom's, Josiah's G-ma, birthday)!

THANK YOU all for your countless prayers and endless loving, supportive words. We are truly blessed to call you friends and family. Thank you for making this journey with us.

Soooooo......

We're going to KOREA!!!!!!!!

Aren't those the sweetest word you ever heard?!

Yippeee!!!!!!!

72 comments:

  1. SO glad!!! I have been checking the BB and your blog every day... and several times today, to see if it was finally here!!!

    YEA!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  2. PRAISE THE LORD! HE IS SO GOOD!
    Rach, I am so excited for you. Thank you for letting us be a part of this journey!
    - Beth

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  3. I've been following your blog for several months now. We are also waiting for our travel call. I have been praying for your family, and am so relieved to finally see this post! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see pictures of you with your baby!

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  4. I know Dan talked to Josh today, but I just wanted to say YAY!! to you too!! Soooo thankful and excited for the three of you to be a family TOGETHER!! Now we are praying for your safe travels and for Josiah's adjustment time with his forever family. Love you all!!

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  5. I am so excited for you guys! I also can't wait until it's our turn -- only 18 months or so :)

    Looking forward to seeing your pictures from Korea!!

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  6. Well, I think we all know what that sweet boy's future baseball number, soccer number, football jersey number, ... will be! NINE!
    CONGRATS!

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  7. Congratulations! Can't wait to follow your journey.

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  8. WHOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!

    SO VERY VERY VERY EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!
    (But I bet you knew that!)

    Now go get that boy!

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  9. Yeah!!!! Love the room, love the decorations, so glad you are going to be able to bring your baby home. Congrats Mommy and Daddy. Have fun is Seoul!!

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  10. That is the VERY BEST news I have had in a bit. So happy for you all! Go get that beautiful baby boy.

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  11. YES!!!!! Oh....this is wonderful news! I am so very happy for you guys! Rachel, you have be so very patient & upbeat during this very long wait! Oh..I'm just beyond happy for you guys!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And, this is my daughters 4th birthday!! WOO HOO!!! Let's hear it for 9-9-09!!!

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  13. YAY!!!!! I am so happy! I saw it on Facebook - so thought I would post it here and then my next stop Yahoo! HA! So many places - same message - I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

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  14. I am soooo excited for you! Next week is going to be amazing. I can't wait to see more pictures of Josiah and hear how it goes!

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  15. whooooo hoooooo. So happy for you. I have followed your blog for a while now and have been stalking..i mean looking here for the last few weeks praying and hoping it would be soon for you. yea. Good luck and safe travel

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  16. That is so awesome Rachel!! We are at the beginning of the adoption process and have been following your blog faithfully!! I have checked several times the last 2 days just excepting that you GOT THE CALL!!! We will be praying for your family as you prepare for travel and meeting your sweet baby boy!!

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  17. I know you don't know me, but I have been checking your blog every day just to see this wonderful news! All in God's time! Have a wonderful trip!

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  18. Sweetest words ever, to be sure!!!!! You'll have the trip of a lifetime!!! I wish you could pack Briar and I into your suitcase!!!!

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  19. YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you and so relieved as I'm sure you are too. Go get that sweet boy! I can't wait to see pics of you together.

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  20. Ahhhhhhh! Congratulations, and praise the LORD!!!!!! So excited that he will be in your arms so soon! And what a fun date to get the call on! I'll be praying for your safe travel and a smooth process once you get there! Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Woohoo!!!!! Huge congrats!!!!!!!! We are celebrating with you!

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  22. Congratulations!!! I wish you safe travels and little anxiety. Enjoy your little boy and appoint someone to take lots of pictures!!

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  23. Oh, Rach, I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!

    I can't wait to see pics of you & Josh holding your precious baby boy!!!!

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  24. This is so exciting. We're so happy for you. And it's so neat that it happened during the 9th hour on 9/9/09 - wow!

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  25. OH LADY!!!!! So happy for you! No words! Just so happy for you!

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  26. Oh Rachel, I am just bursting with joy for you! What great news today! I cannot WAIT to see videos and pictures of you two FINALLY as parents!!!

    I bet you're running around your house right now, unsure of where to start...I love this!

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  27. Congratulations!!!! So happy to read this awesome news. I've been checking your blog ALL the time, just waiting to see that post! I'm so excited for all of you!

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  28. HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE!!!!
    SO excited for you all! GO get him momma!

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  29. THIS IS SUUUUUCH GREAT NEWS!!! I just let out a squeal at work after reading the title of your post!!! Oh my gosh, this is the best news. All your patience has paid off and this is the beginning of the rest of your life. Sending you many good wishes. We are all so excited to hear about your trip!!!

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  30. SO happy to see this post! i got chills!!!! your baby boy will be home SOON!!!! congrats!!!!

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  31. Oh my gosh! My eyes are tearing up with happiness for y'all! Congrats, Rachel! I am so thrilled for all three of you!! HOORAY! Praise God for blessings!!!

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  32. OH MY GOSH!!! I have been waiting to see that headline!! Praise God, your son is going to be in your arms in a few short days!!! YES!!

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  33. Congrats again - this is so exciting I had to say it twice! :) I've really enjoyed following your blog for several months now even though I never comment (I believe that makes me a 'troll':). I'm sending up a great big prayer of thanks for you and your husband - bring that baby boy home safe!! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  34. I am sooo excited for you! Congratulations! I will be praying for a safe trip and a safe return home with your beautiful little boy!! Cant wait to see pictures!!!

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  35. As soon as I saw your title I gasped and said, "Thank God!" So very happy for you. Can't wait to see all your new pictures. Oh, what a blessing!!!

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  36. Rach!!! Oh girl - I have no words, just joy and happiness and pure ecstaticness!!!! ) You are leaving in FOUR days! Wow! God is so good. Praying peace and protection and safety over you as you travel - he is going to be home where he belongs very, very soon. Much love!

    BTW - do you know approx. what size of clothes he's wearing by now? Wanted to include a cute outfit or two in my little package. :)

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  37. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!

    wooooooo hooooooo!!!

    I am praising God with you today!!

    Josiah here you come!

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  38. The sweetest words indeed!!!!! I am so excited for you I can hardly stand it!!!!

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  39. YES!! This is the best news. I got chills when I first saw the title of your blog post. YES!!!! Our spot in Korea is cleared out...all open for you. GO GET THAT BABY!!! You have waited & waited...and the waiting is over. Finally! Enjoy every minute of your trip to Korea. It was amazing! So happy for you. Congratulations.

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  40. FINALLY!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!! I have been checking constantly to see if you have news!

    I get tears in my eyes every time I think of you pulling him into your arms for the first time. I can't wait to hear you tell the story when you get home.

    Travel safely. You will remain in my constant prayers.

    Love,
    Crystal

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  41. I am beyond happy for you guys. I cannot wait to see pictures and read all about it! God is so good. It was all in HIS timing.
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  42. Hooray! I got goose bumps reading your awesome post.

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  43. Whoooo Hooooo!!!!!!!! What a great and neat time for a TC. 9:00-9-9-09!!! Have a wonderful trip and post as much as possible. Blessings, Rhea Anne

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  44. God is so good! This news definitely put a smile on my face:)

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  45. how sweet it is, rachel.
    sweet, indeed.
    so happy for you.

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  46. i still have chills! so, so happy for you! i can't wait to follow along and see that baby boy in your arms forever!

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  47. RACHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AHHHH!! SO incredibly excited for you. Thank you God!!

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  48. Another "stalker" here. :) We're currently on a waiting list to start our adoption...but am SO happy to hear your news!! Blessings to you as you travel...enjoy EVERY minute...can't wait to hear more when your family feels complete!
    ~meg

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  49. Congratulations and Praise God!!!! I am so excited for you! Enjoy the trip and meeting your precious son for the first time! My husband and might head down the adoption path soon, and it is wonderful to see you finally on the way to meet him and bring him home!
    Shelby

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  50. Rachel ... I'm so excited for you! YAY! Hallelujah and Praise the Lord! I can't wait until you have him in your arms.

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  51. Very exciting! You are right... words cannot even describe this moment. Congratulations!!

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  52. So glad this is over for you. Can't wait for you to hold that baby in your arms and for all the healing that comes from the Lord giving you to one another to begin. I still cry just about every day when one of the boys wraps their arms around my neck... it just feels so good. YEE HAW!!!!

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  53. YAY!!! So excited for you!! Have a great trip and I can't wait for details and pictures ;)

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  54. WOW! My heart is full to overflowing for you Mama. God is amazing. He knew the perfect timing for you see. You knew that already though. Can't wait to see lot of pictures of the little guy. Praying for safe travels and health.

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  55. YAYAYAYAY!!! I can't wait for you to have that sweet baby in your arms!!

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  56. Oh My WORD!!! How thrilling!!! What an amazing blessing that you will be holding your precious little one in just a few short days! The Lord is soooooo faithful! Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us---can't WAIT to see the pictures of your beautiful family all together:)

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  57. WOO-HOO! I have been checking your blog daily to see if you had gotten the call. I was so happy to read the title of today's blog. I am sure you are super busy getting ready for your departure, but it's the best kind of busy. Have fun and I am praying for smooth travels for everyone!

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  58. YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! [fists pumping in the air] So happy for you 3!!!
    .................
    And I forgot fo a moment that your mom and I share a birthday...on Josiah's homecoming day! JOY!!!!

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  59. Yeah Congratulations! What a beautiful day to get the call

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  60. Praise God! I will be praying for a safe trip for you and your family. What an amazing journey you have been on...now a new journey is about to begin!

    I am so happy for you and for little Josiah!

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  61. OMG I have been so blog abesent but holy moly this is the best news ever!!!! We all can not wait to here more about YOUR SON and your journey to Korea to bring him home!!!!!

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  62. Rejoicing (very loudly) with you and the family!
    We can't wait to see you walk off that plane with your son!
    Safe travels and God's Richest Blessings on your journey.
    We love you Rach and Josh!!!
    Bring Josiah HOME!
    Jan

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  63. How exciting!! Congrats to you all!!

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  64. Hooray!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited for you!
    Do you know what's crazy? Yesterday morning I was watching an adoption story and started crying. I couldn't help but to think of you and I just started praying my little heart out that you would get the call soon. I almost emailed you to let you know I had special prayer for you.
    I am so excited you got the call and can hardly wait to see pictures of Josiah in your arms!

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  65. Yipeeeeeee!!!!! So happy your little one will soon be in your arms!!!!!

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  66. Congratulations!! Get packing!

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  67. Praise God for such wonderful news!!!!!!!! So excited and cannot wait to see all the pics of your sweet baby boy!

    xoxo

    Shannon

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  68. Amazing, wonderful, awesome, YAY!!!!!

    Praying for safe travels and bliss....

    Sweet BLISS!

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