Friday, September 4, 2009


We got our email from Nicole, our family Coordinator at AWAA confirming our DTE date of 9/4/2009!

"Root Family, you've finally become DTE!
What are you going to do next?"

"We're going to DISNEY WORLD!"

What makes it so incredible is that many many moons ago I asked God to make a way for us to take the kids on one last "Family of Five" vacation, and He did. Then as things drug out, a few months back I prayed that He would please let all the pieces come together so that we could be finished with our paper pregnancy before we left on our trip, and HE DID IT! Our cruise and our DTE date are the same!!!!! YOU ROCK GOD!!!! Your timing is PERFECT, I'm sorry when I momentarily lose sight of that sometimes!!!!!

Psalm 68:31 ". . .Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God." We're praying for you little package, you're our love, desires, hopes, and obedience wrapped up in a little box. Be safe, travel quickly.


  1. I'm so excited!! I didn't realize ya'll left already for your trip! Have so much fun!!

  2. Congratulations! May your wait be the shortest ever! Enjoy your vacation!

    Erica R.

  3. Gina, thank you for the info about the care package staying in Ethiopia after we bring our son home. I have a lot to learn about this process! I love your blog. Your kiddos are adorable! Take care. - Kristyn

  4. Ok, the tears are flowing!! This is so exciting!!

  5. Congrats from the Redding Family! It will be no time before God unites you with your new little Root! If I'm not mistaken, that is an Aggie Ring on the big paw in the photo - I'm David Redding, Class of '88. Send me an e-mail and we'll compare notes. We're in Austin. We'll be praying for you guys.

  6. Congratulations! I hope and pray that your wait goes by quickly, and also that God continues to work in your lives to prepare you all for this newest addition to your family.

    Sarah T.