Wednesday, August 6, 2008

WE PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After 72 hours of the worst "labor" we have been through with all of our now three children and on the last day of the Ethiopian Court Session before the traditional 2-month closure, we passed court today and our son is officially ours!!!

We praise God for the tremendous blessing and are in awe of His faithfulness in our life. More details to come soon, but we are due in Ethiopia on the 15th of September and will have him home soon after that. No official name yet, but details on that will come soon as well.

Thanks to all our readers for their prayers, support and encouragement through this long process.




26 comments:

Jim and Debbie said...

Praise God!!! Enjoy your time in Ethiopia. God bless you all.

Our Family said...

Congratulations!! God is so good. Your son is adorable!

The Trone's: James, Misty, and Bella Grace said...

I am ecstatic! He is ADORABLE! Look at those eyes...

Emy said...

Woo-Hoo! What a beautiful boy!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Lori S said...

Congratulations!

{B} said...

Yay! This is such good news...he is oh-so-cute. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in Ethiopia!!!

Emily said...

Hooray! What a BEAUTIFUL boy. I am thrilled for you all.

emily said...

Congratulations! He is precious. :)

coffeemom said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! HE is the CUTEST thing I've ever seen, he is gonna keep you grinning and laughing...you can just see it. Thanks be to God! We are SO SO happy for you!

Heather said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news!!

Anonymous said...

your boy is gorgeous! i can only imagine the joy the carpenter family is feeling today. praising the lord with you.

blessings,

erin (lambo) merryman
(and dave and quinn too)

Carpenter Family said...

we are soo grateful for the countless prayers that have sustained us, the agency both in the US and ethiopia for their efforts.. we are overjoyed and rejoicing with our hearts and ask that you think/pray for the many families that were not as happy with today's outcome

Clay and Tracy said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR 2 DAYS FOR THAT LITTLE GUY!! SOOOOOOOOO PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS! I know the girls are excited!

Matt Niemitz said...

Thrilled for you guys!! I can't wait to meet him!!

The Roberts Family said...

REJOICING with you guys!!!! ~Shelly

CHRISTY said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. Time to celebrate!

Elizabeth said...

What a precious, PRECIOUS son you have!!! I am so thrilled for your whole family!

Anna said...

congratulations! He is beautiful and I am so happy for you that this worked out miraculously in the 11th hour!!

The Albertsons said...

You KNOW I'm doing dances and singing praises with you tonight! Now you really are susan's "DC becca"... hahaha...
love you all!

Kristin Vanzant said...

Congratulations Carpenters!!! He is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Kristin Vanzant (and fam)

Jade said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you and Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Laura~ said...

oh my goodness!! He's AMAZING! Congrats. :)

m&r said...

Congrats!! What an absolute cutie.

We are traveling the same day!! Can't wait to meet you all.

- Meredith
mgrkej@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

He is beautiful! Congratulations!

Olivia said...

Praise the Lord! Congrats! What a very handsome son you have! So excited for you all, can't wait to hear more. Blessings!
-The Ogles

Carrie Hayes said...

Hey! I have been following along! YAY!!! He is soooo precious!! Tears just welled up in my eyes when i saw his face! Congratulations!
Love, The Hayes Fam