6.29.2009

WE PASSED!!!!

We got INCREDIBLE news today at 3:07 pm! WE PASSED COURT TODAY!!! For the first time...introducing our sweet baby boy, Mekonen Jack Oren.

I actually made this slideshow last night and this morning with great faith that we would pass court! Hope you enjoyed it! Our hearts are so full of excitement and joy. We are incredibly blessed by how God chose to display His power today in Ethiopia. God's goodness is not our definition of goodness...we have been clinging to that truth this whole time. We prayed and sought the Lord, asking that His goodness and greatness would be best displayed in us passing the first time. Thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers and answering them. We owe you EVERYTHING, ALL the glory and ALL the praise.

15 comments:

Shonah said...

Rachael,

I am sooo excited for you guys!!!! Praise be to God!!

I have been checking your blog every few minutes at times to see what your news was, I was thrilled to see the the word PASSED!!!

Did they give you an idea of when you will travel?

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! Your little guy is finally yours!

Love,
Shonah

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachael,
I am not sure you even remember me from way back during Grace high school days. I was Jenna Keevil and married Brian Pethick. I have been snooping at your blog since I saw it on Brian's facebook and have been praying for you guys for months! He is amazing! My prayers continue as you get ready to pick up your little guy!

- Jenna

Donovan and Julie said...

OK, now I am REALLY crying! Woooo Hooooo for Mekonen! Praise God from whom all blessing flow! So happy for you and Jon--and your new baby boy!

Congrats and love!

Lindsey said...

LOVE your blog! Congrats a BILLION times over! Our God is good...all the time.

Janet Whipple said...

Congratulations, Orens!! Your son is precious, and you will have the trip of a lifetime! Hopefully we can meet up sometime in Indy and have the two little guys meet. :)

Emily B. said...

Woo-hoo!!! Many congrats and bessings. I can't wait to see that sweet boy in his mama and daddy's arms :)

Rebekah Zenn said...

Oh my gosh- you guys, he is SO CUTE! He looks so healthy and happy- like he knows he has wonderful parents who can't wait to come get him! Congratulations!!!

J Gutwein said...

CONGRATULATIONS; he is adorable!!!! Love, J

mrs. owl said...

YIPPEE!! We are so thrilled for the 3 of you! Jon and Rachael, welcome to one of the greatest blessings in this life...being a MOM and DAD. May God richly bless your beautiful family with his goodness and unending love. love, sherry and crew.

Eryn said...

wonderful news! Thanks for sharing him with us...God bless, congrats on your big day!

Beanie said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing the good news!!!

rccalyn said...

Oh, he's so precious! I'm so excited for you guys to be able to enjoy him!

crt said...

congratulations! he's adorable. looking forward to seeing hime in your arms some day soon! -cheryl

Marie Oren Sosebee said...

I am so touched by your journey! And I can't wait to meet my little 2nd cousin during a road trip up to Indiana!

Love,
Marie

Katie @ Heart Gone Walking said...

Hi Rachael, I hope you remember meeting me at Allie Bryan's baby shower. I just found your blog through Jon's facebook status. That is so wonderful to read that your baby is coming home soon and I just spent 20 minutes catching up on your incredible journey. I pray everything continues to work out and you can hold him in your arms soon. Your son is gorgeous!