This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Referral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our Ethiopian Princess

We are OVER the moon and so humbled to announce our daughter...

Lola Joy K. Stanley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lola is from Ethiopia, AFRICA!!!! (Yes, we are still waiting for our China doll as well.)
She is approximately 4 weeks old. We received an email about her on March 16th and have been waiting to hear about her medical info before telling everyone. We have a courtdate for May 22nd!!!! This means a lawyer in Ethiopia will act as our Power of Attorney on May 22nd. Pray that we pass court the first time. Some do not! Pray that we can find favor with a soft-hearted judge!! If we pass court, we can travel 2-4 weeks after to go and get her! Yay~

Lola is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!! WE are in LOVE!!

Here are things to pray for;
Pray that her medicals all come back normal
Pray that we find favor with a good judge
Pray that Lola has excellent care
Pray that ALL her needs are met
Pray that she is the Nanny's favorite! :)
Pray that she will know that we are her Mommy and Daddy the Moment we embrace her
Pray that the Lord heals the hole in her heart for her birthmother
Pray that she attaches and bonds to us
Pray that she and our boys form a bond that is closer than blood!
Pray that the Lord knits all our hearts together in HIM
Pray that God gives us provision and takes care of every detail and obstacle that may come our way
Pray for our boys as this transition will be a big one for all of us.
Pray that we will be able to give equal love and affection to all of our children so that they know how much we deeply love them individually~
There are SO MANY things to pray for....but that's a start!

Dear Lord,

Help Lola lie down and sleep in peace at night, for you alone, O Lord make her dwell in safety~
Allow her to take refuge in you.
Sing over her with joy!
Spread your protection over her!
Be her stronghold!

Lola Joy,
Our hearts are so full of love for you!
We're coming soon!!!!

Thank you to those of you who have prayed and supported us throughout this process.
Your love and prayers mean so much to us!!



Emy said...

Woooo Hoooo!!! You know we are over the moon for you guys! God Is GREAT!

Emy said...

Love the music! I changed mine too, just for Lola!!! I especially love At Last! PERFECT!
And, My Girl... when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May!! Love ya!

Christie said...

How wonderful for you all - get ready for the ride of your life...Ethiopia will be the absolute journey of a lifetime for your family...(take it from me!)

Congrats - what a blessing!

Emy said...

Me again... love the blog title and the cute tickers!

Kerri said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! I can't believe it! I am so excited for you! I'm going to e-mail you with info on some friends who just got back with their 2 sons! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!

Kerry Hasenbalg said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. May the Lord continue to sustain you and give you strength as you persevere through this final part of the process! Kerry