Thursday, March 10, 2011

HE'S OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the lord kept me up praying until after 2:00 this morning. 

at 8:22 the phone rang.

our case worker, patricia, said he's yours.  

how did this happen?!?!? i cried.  our court date isn't until tomorrow.

she replied, i have no idea.

but then again, we know exactly how it happened.

"shout for joy to the lord, all the earth.  worship the lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  know that the lord is god.  it is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  for the lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithflness continues through all generations."  
(psalm 100)

and now, after 148 days of having a son in our hearts that we couldn't introduce, we would be honored for you to meet micah.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!!!!

36 comments:

Decal Monograms said...

The Lord is great. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you both.

Anna said...

and...i'm in tears once again. what an answer to prayer sweet friend. i cannot wait to see those sweet cheeks and chubby legs in person. and i can't wait for Anne Perry and Audrey Kate to meet their new friend! your son is coming home!!!!!!!

Betsy and the Boys said...

Congratulations - he's beautiful! We have been home for 2 weeks with our little one. I must know where that song is from- our daughters Et. name means "sunshine" , I must have that song!!

Betsy and the Boys said...

p.s. I'm Anna's friend (:

al & lyndsey said...

I AM CRYING FOR JOY!!! i dont like crying, why do you make me cry?!

i praise our God for being so big, so possible.

we love you guys.

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

so thrilled for you!!! God is so far beyond anything we can comprehend... i'm so thankful He has placed Micah in your family!
(and i will answer your question about our concerns for julia's sensory stuff soon- we're still recovering from the flu!)

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I am soooo happy and crying tears of joy for you all--all 6 of you. Happy Birthday to Josh..a one of a kind present, getting to became a father again! Love you all and can't wait to see you again and meet little Micah! Love, Anna L.

Giann said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rejoicing with you!!!!!!!

M.M. said...

as an adopted child, i am so happy for you guys. my mom put a framed poem up in my room growing up that read,
"Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone,
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute,
that you grew not under my heart,
but in it."

congrats!

Milam Family said...

So, so excited for all of you!!!! What an amazing testimony he has already. He is beautiful!!!

kellyd said...

i'm waiting for my baby boy to come home, too. in an entirely different way. we're in the hospital one day past open heart surgery. he's 3 1/2 months old and we've been in the nicu for all of his life but 2 1/2 weeks. i am sitting in the lactation center making milk for him right now. and sobbing with joy over your video of your precious, precious baby boy. he is phenomenal! congratulations a million times over! i'm certainly adding your blog to the short list of those i follow (right next to anna wamsted's...that's how i found you after all) :o)

blessings and peace!
kelly

Dawn said...

I am crying with relief and joy--I think I will cry all day with thanksgiving in my heart and on my lips. I will share your story of God's amazing grace and overwhelming love and tell everyone that His grace and overwhelming love are available to themn,too. SixLewisCrew, I love you. Dawn

Amy said...

I was led to pray for you through your sweet friends at BH, and I'm so thankful for your miracle. Praising Him with you...

Karen Newcomer said...

I'm just speechless, but I know I shouldn't be for GOD CAN DO ANYTHING and you have all been so faithful and trusting in Him and I'm just so thrilled that your prayers were answered "yes" and that you will be bringing little Micah home. Hugs, hugs, hugs to all of you and I can't wait to give Micah one in person!

Missi said...

YAY! Congratulaions! He's so gorgeous! And chubby! And sweet!

Anonymous said...

Lord Your Word says that if we believe and trust and have faith in You and Your Word that You will do for us more than we ever could imagine. Thank You Lord that You demonstrate that again and again! Thank You Lord for Your precious miracle in Micah! I thank You Lord for the miracle that you have given Micah in choosing such faithful and godly parents as Josh and Allison. I praise you Lord for Your faithfulness! Hallelujah! Amen Love you! Vickey Pierson

Amelia said...

What an awesome God we serve!!! Oh precious friend.....I am rejoicing with you and Josh today. I had to stop that video twice to wipe the tears so I could finish watching it. I love you and can't wait to kiss those chubby cheeks.

Lisa B said...

Oh Allison and Josh!! I have been watching your blog and praying daily! Hallelujah and Praises be to the Father who is in the miracle business! I cannot wait to see the Six Lewis Crew. Praying for your trip to bring him home. We love you!

Jason Mayo said...

We are sooooo happy for y'all! Sarah and I are both in tears, this is so great! Thank God! Thank God! Yeeeaaaa-haaaa!!!!!

Go and Tell said...

TO God be the Glory is right!So thankful. He is beautiful. Hayes said, "I really want that baby. He is so cute." And he is! Congratulations.

r><> said...

i know your phone must be off the hook so i will leave it a comment. my face is wet with tears of joy for you and your BEAUTIFUL family!! micah is so beautiful. i love his round little face. his eyes are joyful. he already seems in love with mommy and daddy! i CANNOT wait to see what lies ahead in the lives of the SIX lewis crew!!!! love you all so much!! praise God from whom ALL BLESSINGS flow!!

Alli said...

What an amazing journey and what an awesome beginning for little Micah!!! So happy for all 6 of you!!! And how awesome is it that he kept right in line with the whole family birthday theme of all your kids!!??

Anonymous said...

To God be the Glory! I have been following your story through Betsy Milam's blog. So excited for your family.
Katie Harrison

Katie said...

Beautiful. Congrats!

Carrie said...

As beautiful as our prayers are to God. Congratulations!

Uncle Ron said...

Hey Guys,
I had to wait until I could stop crying before I could write anything that made sense. I am so proud of the Godly man and woman I have watched you become. He has given you an abundance of love to give and now a new, BEAUTIFUL, precious son to shower that love on. God truly blessed our lives when He chose you to become husband and wife, and later mom and dad. Now, Micah is blessed because God has allowed him to become your chosen son. I am so happy for you and all the kids and am eager to meet our newest God-grandchild.
I love you very much,
Uncle Ron

Julie Shaw said...

I am so amazed by God!!! I was praying for you guys all during my Bible study yesterday and We are studying Isaiah and yesterday was Chapter 49 and verse 23 kept coming up... "Those who trust in me will never be disapointed". His plan is often not our plan, but His is supremely better! Loveyou all!

Debra said...

Speechless.....and awed by the work of our God....

Andrew & Brittanie said...

He is beautiful! So excited for all! Love the song...might have to use it!

Lisa said...

I have been priveleged to follow your blog after Anna Wamsted recommended it to me. Your new son is absolutely precious. The video made me cry happy tears. I'm honored to share this special moment with your family. Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Allison,

I have followed your story on the blog, which I came across one day on Sherry Faucet's facebook page. Such wonderful news for your family, and the newest addition. May God continue to lead you.

Barbara Grogan

Lela said...

I am in tears...rejoicing with you over the Beautiful gift of your son, Micah, straight from our Sweet and Sovereign Lord! Love you!

Kelli @Taste & See said...

I just found your blog through my cousin, so we don't know each other personally, but I just couldn't help saying, "Congratulations!!"

We are working towards adoption right now as well, and I love hearing about how God is allowing your son to come home. Whether we win or lose we praise Him - but isn't it so much fun to praise Him in moments of overwhelming blessings such as this?

So happy for your family!

Becky Stoltz Engleman said...

Allison, I haven't seen you since Samford, but I've been praying for you and your family and MICAH ever since Anna sent an email my way. I have to tell you that I just cried happy tears all through that precious video, but when the video was at the part where he is asleep and your tears show that you are overwhelmed with gratitude and love... holy cow! I just lost it... Oh God is so incredibly good to us. He is incredibly adorable. I haven't even watched another video yet... but I am sure the one where he meets the rest of the family I will be boo hooing again. This is such a picture of God's amazing LOVE!

Sybil and Adam said...

So we are officially laughing and crying at the same time! He's such a cute little chunk :-) Love you

Lerogers said...

Praise God!!! I'm so excited for y'all! The video was precious - there's nothing more "right" than a sweet baby being held in the loving arms of his mommy and daddy! Can't wait to meet him in person! Love, Leanne