Friday, January 11, 2013

It's a Girl!

Some VERY exciting news 'round here yesterday!  
I officially received our referral!  
We have been matched with THE cutest thing ever!  


The meaning of Macy:  In English Macy means enduring.  In French Macy is a female form of Matthew, which means God's gift.  So, in summary, to us, Macy means God's enduring gift.

We will be keeping her current given name as a middle name (it is beautiful!) and will possibly add another short middle name as well but that is still being mulled over.


annieglan said...

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! She is so beautiful!!!!!! How long until she comes home?

Lora said...

Congratulations!!! She's a doll!

:)De said...


❤ Rachel said...

Congratulations!! So cute :)

maureen said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations! We will pray for her safety and that she will be delivered into your arms as soon as possible!!


Congratulations!! What a cutie! I can imagine how excited you must be.

Elizabeth said...

She's so precious!! Congratulations!!

rosedel said...

Oh my goodness, she is adorable. Teeny tiny little thing in that dress. I'm so happy for you and her sister and brother.

Molly said...

Yayyyyy! I will be in Haiti in either March or August. I'm staying at the house of a woman who runs an orphanage! Idk the name of it, but I'll find out, maybe your girl is there!!

Katie said...

EEEEKKKKK!!!! I haven't checked in for a while and look what I missed! What a long, long road you have been on and that sweet face is what it was all for. Congratulations to all of you!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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