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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Two Fathers + Two Orphans in Uganda (No More) = Perfect Father's Day

Matty Joseph !!!!! Josie Love ...

Dear Scott and Mike,

You are two men going where many fear to go and you are setting an example that your children will surely follow. We are so proud of you and especially proud to be your wives ... On this day June 20th 2009, Suzanne and I were sitting at Jeremiah, Elijah and Micheal's basketball games in KY, when I see that I have missed a call from Amani. I look at Suzanne and both our hearts start beating ... I walk to the lobby so I can hear and I call Mary back ... She very sweetly tells me that she has called to wish Scott a happy Father's Day because he now has another child (legally) MATTY JOSEPH WAYNE OATSVAL !!! I of course am beyond giddy and my heart is beating so fast ... I tell Mary that Suzanne is with me in case she needs her cell phone number ... Mary so kindly tells me since Suzanne and I are like sisters, that I can give her the good news ... I walk back in the gym and tell Mike Happy Father's Day he now has another daughter, JOSIE LOVE MAYERNICK .... WHAT A FUN DAY ... We of cousre won the game and took off to a celebratory dinner and ice cream with the families and team .... HAPPY FATHER'S DAY Scott and Mike ... You are with out a doubt two of the best FATHER's in the world ...

We now wait for a court date ... It would be a MIRACLE if we get this before court closes sometime in July, but I serve a God who is truly in the MIRACLE business ... otherwise we will anxiously await September to travel ...

Matty Joseph and Josie Love have been at Amani together for a long time and we pray they can hear our prayers for them and the love we will be covering them with FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES ...

God, please continue to bless our journey to Uganda, protect our children till we arrive, and keep all of our eyes focused on you !!!!

Love and Blessings, Gwen and Suzanne ...

29 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA..
I am sooo happy for you both..
Happy Father's Day..
Hugs..
Love ya sister..

emily said...

Crying here at the work of our Lord and Savior. So blessed by you two. I simply can't wait to see them home!!

Diane said...

Amen!!!

And, welcome home!!:)

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Happy Father's Day!

What a precious gift from our Father!

Lots of love,
Jill

amy said...

Oh sweet friend, this post makes my heart smile while I am at work. Staff watches me read blogs and I get the priviledge of sharing adoption stories with them. Many had no idea you could adopt from Africa. Wow,so many nurses are in tears tonight

Jewels of My Heart said...

That is just too wonderful for words! Thank You Jesus for answered prayers! Quite frankly I will be surprised if your precious son is not in your arms long before Sept.
He is moving mountains!
God's Speed

Noboyz said...

Oh Gosh Gwen!

What wonderful news...I am so excited for you.... I have tears...
wishing I knew what you are feeling.... it is probably beyond words.... b/c I am speachless at this point.... and it is not me meeting my next child....

so with that...
Congrats to you and a special Father's day to your family!

*Overflowing* said...

Oh dear...I am sitting here in tears!!! Wonderful, beautiful news and what a special way to receive and share the news. WOOHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Rebecca V. said...

Soooo very happy for all of you!!

Vanessa said...

What awesome news!!

Stephanie Frey said...

I am a 19 year old college student attending Cedarville University, which is where I was introduced to Katie's blog back in January. I have followed your blog for a few months now, since finding it through Katie's. This post left me crying tears of joy for your families! Congratulations on the newest additions to your families! :D I will be praying for miracles.

-Stephanie

Kim said...

I cannot think of a great Fathers Day gift. Incredible! Love & Miss You Gwen!
Blessing from Hong Kong,
Kim

Teresa said...

Praise God!!! Two more children have families!! Two more precious children of God have a future filled with the love of a family.

My college friend, John Rogers and his wife are in Ethiopia and have been united with their new daughter! Another child given a future of hope. God is so good.

Congratulations!

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

So excited you all are one step closer. How awesome to go through it together with one of your besties. Can't wait to meet the little man. We are back and need to get together. Many stories to tell.

Leigh Ann said...

Happy Father's Day!

That is an incredible story - how wonderful!

Congrats on the Game!

Jen said...

tears! what a wonderful gift on Father's Day. congratulations.

Kelly said...

Such wonderful news. Congratulations. Happy Father's Day to you Scott & Mike :o)

Can't wait to see you next Sunday, Gwen. Love you :o)

Kari said...

I'm WEEPING!!! This is the most precious post!!! We are ecstatic for your family. Beautiful children!!!
Congrats on dreams coming true!!!
xoxo

Jenn in GA said...

WOOT! exciting news and perfectly timed.

have fun with Katie, whenever you three finally hook up.

Holly said...

oh happy day!!!!!!!!!!!
The Father's heart for His children is astounding!
Keep sharing Gwen!
hugs,
Holly- purpose driven family

LaLa said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!! What a wonderful Father's Day gift : )

mom 2 many said...

Praying you get a court date soon!! Congratulations!!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Congrats! That gave me chills. More kids find their HOMES!!!

delucchi family said...

Yippee!! So happy for you!!
Still praying
Love Jules
xxx

Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

Gwen and Suzanne.....I AM SO BEYOND EXITED FOR Y'ALL RIGHT NOW!!! I am crying.....thank you Lord. What an amazing Father's day gift! I am praying for that miracle of a quick court date.

Love y'all so much,
Lindsey

Adrienne said...

Hooraaaaaaaaay!!!!!!! This is wonderful news, Gwen!!!! Congratulations to you and to Suzanne too!!!!

Carrie S said...

AWESOME! What a lovely gift on Father's Day! So happy for you and your family. Prayers are with you!

The Ferrill's said...

Oh wonderful news!
Impossibility is a great opportunity for a GREAT BIG MIRACLE!!!!!
Praying for a speedy court date! ;)
I love that you both got such great news together! Sweet!
Wish I could make the concert....

Kathy said...

How wonderful that someday these two dear kids will understand that they were their daddys' Fathers Day gifts! Praying for the rest of the journey. You are right, our Father is the miracle worker!