We are so excited to let everyone know that we got a referral today for a very sweet little boy. His name is Dawit and he is almost 3 months old. Can you believe this?? The director from Arise called yesterday afternoon while I was at school, luckily it was on my planning period so I could talk otherwise my students would have gotten an ear full! She told me what little info she had. James and I were very excited. We decided to wait to share the news until we met with the director. Both of us failed at this and told a few people....okay I told more people than he did, but that's okay. Without seeing his picture we decided that he was ours. We said from the beginning that God already had a special child picked out for our family. We knew that Dawit was meant to be an Armstrong!
I had to work today, so we were not able to go to the Arise office until this afternoon. That made for a very long day. Both of us were very anxious! When we were shown his picture, all we saw were his HUGE, dark eyes. He is beautiful. We did get one picture, however we aren't allowed to post any pictures online. Sorry. I can't wait to see all of you to show him off. We photocopied the picture and I had it laminated because G wanted to carry it around. At dinner tonight she propped his picture up in front of her. Too cute. Here is some video from when we showed the girls his picture.
So, for all of you prayer warriors out there...Please pray for our little Dawit and pray that we would get a court date soon. We are hopeful for a court date this summer. The courts close for part of August and September because of rain. We really want to get in before that. I can't believe that I am writing about our boy...our boy!! We actually know who he is! Honestly I didn't think we would get a child this young, or this quickly. I am just blown away.
Thank you God for Dawit. He is such a sweet little thing!
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