Friday, May 14, 2010

The verdict is in. . . .

I just received a phone call from our attorney in Bulgaria and. . . . .





I AM NOW OFFICIALLY THE MOTHER OF SEVEN!!!




Hallelujah!!! I have to admit, with so little time for Social Services to prepare and mail the requested reports, I was expecting to hear that court would be rescheduled (I know, "ye of little faith") and, when there was no news from Bulgaria waiting for me in my inbox this morning, I was convinced that was the case. But when the phone rang at 9 am and I heard Toni's voice, I knew that the Lord had worked another mighty miracle!

And now, I would like to OFFICIALLY introduce my two beautiful daughters:

Alayna Svetelina Rieben

Lilyana Claire Rieben

Is there any doubt that my Heavenly Father loves me!? Not in my mind! Now. . .time to celebrate!

25 comments:

Mandy said...

YEA!!! Congrats!!!

erinannie said...

Truly cried tears of happiness for you at my desk this morning!!! WONDERFUL!

MoonDog said...

YES! AWESOME!! SOOOO happy for you and those baby girls!!! and for Maren to have sisters!!! still waiting to hear anything on travel....dyyyying of impatience!

Michele S. said...

Congratulations to the entire family!

Becky said...

Congratulations Val!

Viviane said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Thank you for sharing these wonderful news with all of us.

Megan @ The Healing Fork said...

Oh my goodness, Val. I'm speechless! You are such an amazing woman! Congrats!!

Leah said...

Congratulations!!! I know you absolutely love Toni, but you're going to love her even MORE when you meet her in person! She's an amazing person, with a heart for God the children of Bulgaria. When you get there, please give her a very warm hug from me!

Valerie said...

Thanks everyone! We are so excited we can hardly stand it!!

Leah- Toni IS amazing and I am truly blessed by the opportunity to know her! I actually had the chance to meet her earlier this year when I went to visit my girls for my first trip and you are right, I grew to love her even more! When we travel to bring our girls home, I will definitely deliver your hug!

Valerie said...

By the way Leah. . . I am SO, SO excited that you are bringing Ianna home! She is blessed to be coming home to such an amazing and loving family!!

Charity Brown said...

AWWWWWWWWW! Yay! I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Derek, Brooke, Allie and Avery said...

Congratulations! So happy for you guys.

Tiana said...

Wahoooo!!!!!!! Congrats congrats congrats! So excited for you to bring those little gals home...they are so beautiful and so lucky to come to your family. WAHOOO!!!! Oh so happy is all I can think of to say...of course that and WAHHOOOOO!

Shawnie said...

Congratulations! You are amazing! What an awesome family you have.
Shawnie (Max's mom-RR)

Jensen Clan said...

Congrats you guys! They are beautiful girls!

Arizona mom to eight said...

I am so happy for you, congratulations!!! When do you get to go get them?

Jill said...

SO STINKIN' EXCITING!!!! CONGRATS!

Grandma DD said...

Wonderful news! How does this affect your departure date for Bulgaria?

Angelea said...

Congratulations!! They are a beautiful addition to you family!

Barry, Donna, and Tam said...

Oh Valerie..I am so so happy for your family! This is a miracle! Make that two miracles.
Thanks for sharing this journey!
Hugs!

Carla said...

WOOT WOOT!!! So excited for y'all!!

Armstrong Family said...

Congrats!!!

The Shultzs said...

Yay....congrats. =]

Qadoshyah said...

Yay! Congratulations! I still can't get over how much Lilyana looks like my little cousin . . . my cousin's just a blond version of her! Amazing!

singeladopt said...

Wow!!
I had completely missed this. Congratulation on two beautiful girls.
I hope I can get some good news too soon.

Good luck! :-)