Monday, July 9, 2012

It's A Girl!

The e-mail titled, "It's a Girl!" finally came at 5:11 am.

Toni writes:
Congratulations on your new daughter Samantha Love Knuth, my dear Grace! 
The judge granted the adoption this morning and now you are officially her mom :) There was no glitch and everything went on fast and smooth - just the way I like it! The prosecutor was very nice too. 
The court decree will become final in seven calendar days starting tomorrow and then it takes about 4-5 business days to obtain the paper written signed court decree and submit the new birth certificate. That's when I will be able to schedule your pick up trip. 
For now - just celebrate away and give a big shout so that I can hear it all over the Atlantic Ocean :)
So I'm shouting here! And hopefully, somewhere in her spirit, Sam knows what's happening too, and she's giving a shout as well.


I'd say we're both pretty excited! :)


He name is now, officially, Samantha Love Knuth. 


And I am now officially her mommy :)  


I couldn't be any happier. Hopefully the next month will speed by so I can go and get her!


Thank you all so, so, so, so much for patiently enduring in prayer with me. I love the way God works. This process has been long and hard, but He has shown Himself faithful over and over again for all the world to see. And because of Samantha, He will receive SO much glory! And as a result, I pray that many people will seek Him and trust in Him. HE IS GOOD!!!


Love to all of you. 

21 comments:

  1. Kimberly Umland-WaddleJuly 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Dear Grace I am so beyond words at your news. Today is my birthday and though I appreciate all the notes from friends this was the one I was waiting for!! I can't imagine a better way to celebrate than to know Sam is free and will know for the rest of her life the love and care God has meant for all of us to have. You will be a wonderful Mom, you have the support of a world wide community but most importantly you have the strength of and power of God. And the knowledge that HE will always be there for you.

    What a blessed day this is.

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  2. Praise the Lord-so happy for you both!! Congratulations!

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  3. This brought tears to my eyes. Praise God!

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  4. That is such a beautiful picture of you two! I like how you have saved pictures to share with us on special announcement days, it's exciting. Praying that things continue to go well.

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  5. Congratulations!! Very excited to see the wonderful news of your very deserving daughter!! Praising and thanking God for the news and praying for things to continue to run smoothly to bring her home and help as both of you transition to your new lives!!

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  6. The last picture awesome! It looks like y'all are rejoicing over the news. I couldn't be happier and am pretty sure I have the best niece in the WORLD!

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  7. She is awesome. Adorable, beautiful. I love the way ya'll mirror each other's expressions. BFF!

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  8. Happy mother's day Grace and Happy Birthday Sam.

    Kathy

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  9. Hooray! Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter. God is SO good!

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  10. Found your blog through RR. I've been praying that you and others would get a court date before the courts closed for summer break. I'm so happy to hear that Samantha can come home before the fall! Praise God!

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  11. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! Congratulations dearest GRACE...love you lots...steph

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  12. Oh Grace, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thank You, GOD, for Your mercy!!!

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  13. WooHoo!! happy dancing here!!

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  14. Congratulations! How wonderful! She is lovely! May the Lord bless you and your new life together! :)

    ~Jenni
    http://www.gatheringhisblessings.blogspot.com

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  15. So HAPPY for you, MOMMY! And even happier for Samantha. GREAT middle name! When can she come home?

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  16. Maybe you can bring her home by my birthday ;)

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  17. So very, very happy for you! God's blessings as you prepare to travel and bring your new daughter home!

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  18. Praise the Lord!!!! We are SOOOO excited for you and Samantha! God is GOOD!

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  19. I'm just reading this now!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!! I am SO HAPPY for you and Sam! God is AMAZING!!!! Congratulations on the adoption of your beautiful daughter!!!!

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  20. Oh, my dear friend...what joyful news for the both of you! I am beyond excited for you two!

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