Thursday, March 6, 2008
I just got an email from my faciliator, 1345 CST, 6 Mar 2008 I found out that we are now decreed as the proud parents of a baby girl!!!! Can we say, whew!!! It's been a long wait for this one compared to Michael and we weren't too sure we would be able to complete the adoption. But God said YES!!! We are so happy and relieved. Now the official countdown can begin!! In about 2 weeks we head off to Kyrgyzstan to bring our little PC home. Precious child also now known as Phoebe Rachel Collingham will be in ours soon!! We can hardly wait!!
Phoebe is named after the patron in Romans 16:1 who ministered to many and delivered the book itself from Paul. It was not an easy time in that day, and most likely would have involved a bit of risk. Her name in the Greek means, "bright shining sun." Rachel is a well known woman from the old testament and was well loved by Jacob. Her name in Hebrew means "innocent as a lamb."
She is indeed a little beauty and her photo debut will be saved for our "gotcha" day. She and Michael will be a beautiful pair of Krygyzstan "twins." Many thanks to all who have supported us to get to this day, we are eternally grateful.