Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's Finally Happening!!!!!!!!!!!

The post 10+ months in the making is here.

WE GOT OUR FIRST DECREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It feels so odd to even be able to type those words. I've dreamed of this moment for what feels like FOREVER...

As big bro J so proudly shared with his grandparents today, "the judge says Lucy is my sister now."

I have so much more to say but it's been a long day that included a cross country flight with two (ok one) rambunctious boy. (the other was an angel the whole flight...)

Lucy is OURS... we have a DAUGHTER! Now, after a 10-day mandatory waiting period, we will get the final ruling and a TRAVEL DATE!

39 comments:

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I'm so excited for you!

Tsang Family said...

Sierra and I are both so happy for you! CONGRATULATIONS!

Can't wait to hear all about pick up day!

Lori, Sierra and Samantha

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Lucy's coming home!

lorabelle said...

Jackie,
I'm just so happy for you...
What started as just streams of tears running down my face turned into trembling sobs...I know that sounds corny because she isn't even my daughter, but I just feel so much for her and for your family. Know that you have and will continue to be in my thoughts... Oh, and congratulations Mommy...
Lora

Cindy said...

Yea!!! What wonderful news. . .I am so excited for you!

Cindy
http://adopttaiwan.wordpress.com

Sarah and Dan Sullivan said...

Oh my gosh, thank God!!!! I have been following your blog with this seemingly endless journey. I feel so relieved, I can only imagine how wonderful you must feel!! Congratulations! Sarah

Lori & Michael said...

OMG! What a day. Congratulations! We are all overjoyed for you :)

Lori

Tisra said...

Hallelujah! Finally, finally,. finally!!!!! Lucy, your family us COMING TO GET YOU!!!!!!

Julie T said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU, JACKIE!!!!!!!!! THIS is the best news EVER! I have been waiting to read those words for so long. This is the best!!!!!!! I am crying and smiling ear to ear!

Sally said...

THE best news EVER!!!
Jackie, this is amazing.
I'm thrilled for all of you.
YAY!!!
xox,
Sally

Tiffany said...

YEAH!!! So truly excited and happy for you and your family. Lucy is finally coming home.
Over the moon for you, your family and especially lucy! Can't wait to hear all the details

xoxo
tiffany and sophia

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

HALLELUJAH! I am sooo loving it! :) I know you are beside yourself with Joy! :) I can't wait to hear your travel date! I am getting ansy for ours. Maybe we will go close together :)

Big hugs,
Tami
Noah's Mommy
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

marina said...

Yeah!! Finally! You have a daughter and she has a family! I'm so happy - Lucy stole our hearts - I can not wait to see her finally home. (((HUGS)))!!!

Sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! It's soooooooo about time! Thank goodness this judge knows it's time to get movin' and get Lucy home to ger mama, baba, and two cutie brothers. I hope you guys are having fun celebrating!!!

Russ and Kim said...

WOO HOO! Congratulations to your family!

I haven't posted in awhile but I've been checking on you often.

I'm so happy for you!

Kim

Staci said...

I've been following your journey to Lucy for awhile now and had to post to say Congratulations!! So happy for your family. We're adopting from Heartsent as well...10 months waiting for referral.

Staci
www.2intaiwan.blogspot.com

momwithfaithandhope said...

Hallelujah! Please go read your e-mail. . .I think I'm psychic! LOL

So very happy for you. Your time has finally arrived!! Enjoy

Hugs,
Tiff

Precious Wonders and Little Monkeys said...

WOOOHOOOOO!!!! You sound like you are slightly in shock. This is such a wonderful wonderful blessing... Congratulations! And come on final ruling and travel in a big bird. Mama, your baby girl is coming home! Awh, and your hubby has a Daddy's girl and your boys are Big Brothers!

J-Ko said...

I just got chills! Mazel Tov! This is amazing news and I'm so happy for you!

Megan said...

OMG OMG!!!!! I'm so happy for you this is great news! Lucy your on your way home! Can't wait to meet you and for you to be in your moms arms!
XO,
Megan

Andrea said...

Congratulations Jackie and family! What a wonderful thing to come home to :) It's been so long in coming and I am so happy for all of you and for Lucy that the wait is finally at an end.

Tamara said...

WOO HOO!! Congrats to your family. I'm so happy this day has finally come.

Tamara

The White Oak Tree Family said...

Yay!!!! I'm sooo happy for you and your family! FINALLY!!!

Barbara said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I AM SO HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU! VERY EXCITING NEWS! LUCY IS COMING HOME! OK SO I AM SOBING AT MY DESK AND SHOUTING OUT WITH JOY! I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A GREAT BIG HUG!

Lynn said...

Congrats!!!

RyanPaigeDavis said...

YEAH!!!! I am so very happy for you guys!! Congratulations!! I will call you next week. I guess I better start getting ready to make those cupcakes!!!

Monica said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

shelley said...

It is about *%&&*^ time. Congrats....I have followed your journey and am so happy to finally have this come to an end...or should I say beginning

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Hallelujah! Congratulations!!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations Jackie and the entire Mac family!!

We are thrilled for you all and are thanking God for answered prayers. :) Anxious to follow your journey to Taiwan to bring her home!!

Rebecca

Dawn - AB Family said...

Hurray, Hurray!!
What wonderful news :) :)

KimKatUni said...

I know I don't know you but I've been following your journey and check in almost daily to see where things are at. When I read today's post, I got so choked up. I'm so happy for you and Lucy and your family.

Yvonne Crawford said...

That is amazing!!! Everytime I visit your blog I hope to read a post like this and boom today!!!

woohoo

Steve n Coco said...

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Praise the Lord!!

Courtney

Andrea said...

Praise The Lord!

A

Wendy said...

We gladly welcome you to the wonderful world of raising a little girl. Be prepared for cuddles, lots of pink and screaming tears for no apparent reason whatsoever.

Suzi Hill said...

OMG!!!! I'm so excited!!!! I'll call you tomorrow- Let's go shop!! Hugs to the big brothers- your sis will be home soon!!!!
Suzi, Adam, Addison, and Peyton

Joe&MichelleLiss said...

HOORAY, HOORAY, HOORAY!!!!!

Annie said...

Congratulations! Lucy is coming home SOON!