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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We Are A Family of 8 ....

We got the call that we have official custody of Daisy ... I keep trying to write my emotions on this post and I have cleared the screen like 5 times ... I think you all get it and that is why you come to my blog .... My heart is full and my spirit is soaring ... There is one more child today who gets a mommy and daddy !!! Daisy gets a family to stand beside her when life is hard, she gets 7 cheerleaders in her corner, she gets kisses and prayers from mommy at night, and she gets a daddy's lap to sit on when she is scared ... Thank you Lord for family !!!

OK, Joseph ... Mommy needs you to look after your sister ... You seem to be doing a good job so far ... See you soon ... We are just waiting on our affidavit to come by email and then Federal Express it back to Uganda and wait for our court date ...





70 kind words.:

Colleen said...

They are so stinkin cute!!!! I can't stand it!! Look at those faces!!!
This is such exciting news!!!

Kim K. said...

Woo hoo! Celebrations all around!!

Erica said...

Ahhhh!!! They are both just PRECIOUS! Congratulations MAMA!!!!!!

emily said...

Thank you Lord for this precious gift!

Kellie said...

FABULOUS news! Congratulations!! We are so excited for your entire family....
We will keep your family (all 8 of you) in prayer as you await your court date! :)
~~Kellie

Beautiful Mess said...

Praise the Lord! That is so awesome! What a beautiful FAMILY!

Amie@WildOlive said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome... AWESOME news!!!! PTL!!! rejoicing with you... thank you Jesus for one less child without a mommy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!

Happy Happy Day!!!
;)
Amie

Shauna said...

Very exciting! Congrats! They all are beautiful!

Shonni said...

I'm so happy for you and for them!

Amy said...

Is that Daisy in the picture??
Congrats girl!
I pray the court date comes soon.
Amy

ashley said...

This is such a wonderful blessing!We are so happy for all of you and Daisy is such a sweeti! Praise God for these little ones.

Lindsey said...

I am SOOO excited for you guys, but I am even MORE excited for Daisy! How amazing that another orphan finds a home.

Teresa said...

My heart is so happy for you Gwen! Your 2 precious Uganda babes are absolutely adorable! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers as you wait for the final details to play out. Praise God!

Barb said...

Yeah! I am SO happy for you!! And for Daisy! Are she and Joseph really together? What an awesome God we have!!

Kathy said...

Whoohoo! Tears! Laughter! I am so happy for Daisy, and for you, that I don't know how to put it into words I can sure understand how impossible it would be for you! I think the angels in heaven are celebrating - and I know God is! So eager to hear that you are on your way to pick them up!

I didn't think I had time to put together an order for stuff to sell at our benefit sale, but my daughter-in-law, Shauna, will place an order soon for stuff to sell to bring Isaiah home from Uganda. Bless you for what you are doing to help others adopt!

Gillian said...

Oh, Gwen!! We are SO delighted for you!! Blessings and Love, Gillian and Family

theheartofachild said...

Congratulations!!! Love the picture of the two of them together. So adorable!!!

I loved reading your "Daisy" story and feeling like I was going through the same thing with our "Butterfly" theme:-) God is good!

Jenny
Waiting for Abby in India
www.needhamfamily5.blogspot.com

The Porter Family said...

Congratulations Mommy of 6!! WOW -- Daisy is so blessed and I know you all are blessed by her too.

Tracy said...

so happy for your family!! can't wait to kiss TWO precious new little faces!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

That photo of the children could be the cutest EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Gwen and Scott we are thrilled for you and love watching GOD move mountains to bring another child HOME!

Love you and hugs,
Jill

Adrienne said...

Look how precious they are together!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see her sitting on her Daddy's lap and Joseph in your arms.

Laura said...

WOO HOO!!! Rejoicing in Atlanta for you!

Love,

Laura
www.littlehoffman.blogspot.com

Jenn in GA said...

WHOOOOOOPPEE!!!

just wondering...you already have custody of joseph. do you have a court date for him yet? will you get them both at the same time?

exciting times...so happy for you.

We Are Family said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! Simply wonderful news. MANY MANY blessings to you and your growing family!

findingourdaughter said...

They are adorable and precious! What perfect little smiles to join your family!
Hugs and God Bless! I hope you get them home soon!

Marla said...

Congrats to your gorgeous and blessed family!!! I can't wait to see those babies in your arms!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Can't wait to see you all in the same picture!!!!! Oh joyous day!!!!

KT said...

how exciting! so happy!

The Castles said...

YAY YAY YAY! I am so excited for you! What an awesome gift! I cannot wait to meet sweet Joseph and Daisy! Hooray! Praise be to God!

Gigi and Grandy in Katy said...

Yippee! 8 Oatsvalls! Watch world, this family will make impact!

The Ferrill's said...

THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!! Those eyes on your newest babies....oh so beautiful! Gwen..I hear your heart!!!!!!!

Tina said...

Oh GWEN!!! YAY!!! I am so happy for all of you!!

cottage girl said...

Those little faces are too adorable for words! Congrats to your whole family. Praying for you guys.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA>.. I am sooo HAPPY ..
Sooo can not wait to see all 8 together..
LOVE YOU SISTER>..

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Oh my goodness gracious, they are SOOOOO cute....I think Joseph will do a great job caring for Daisy until you arrive....what smiles.

Praise God!

Deb said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We serve a mighty and faithful God!

Coby & Brandy said...

Awesome!! She is so cute! WOW! What a beautiful family you all make...inside and out! Praying for a quick court date for your family!

Holly said...

Praise God!!! Can't wait to see them home at last!

isabellecrouche said...

Awesome news!!! They both look adorable in that pic.

Leslie said...

Congratulation Gwen! I have not checked in on you in a long time, and for some reason today I did. My jaw dropped and tears came to my eyes when I read your exciting news. My sister in law and niece went to Amani for 2 weeks in February on a mission trip. I called her and told her about your blog and she said she remembers Daisy, (she was going to go check out your blog to see Joseph's picture) she said she might have pictures that you would be interested in. If you would like more information please send me your email address at daysmom@charter.net. She would love to hear how the children are doing! Good luck!!!

Leslie said...

Gwen my sister in law just called me and she and my niece looked on your blog and recognized the children immediately and knew things about their personality and have lots of pictures of them! They are praising God that they have found a loving home!

Diane said...

:)

Andy, Charity, Noah, Heath and Elijah said...

Praise God. What a sweet blessing to hear. Her beautiful smile is just contageous. She is just making me smile by looking at her. Praying for a quick court date so your big family can soon be all together. Hey- what size vehicle do you guys own? The good old 7 person mini van isn't going to do it for you guys!!!! LOL
And yes, I come to your site because I can "feel" your sweet heart. Thanks for sharing again with all of us.
Blessings,
Charity
ps - we are hoping to start with Ethiopia soon. Working on some things, will email you hopefully soon about some tshirts. ;)

Rhonda said...

WOO HOO GWEN!!!! WOO HOO GOD!!!!!!! I'm just sittin' here trying to bring Phillip up to speed on y'all and I don't even think I can keep up to speed! haha!

PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS GREAT DELIVERANCE, ONE MORE TIME!!

LOVE Y'ALL!
Rhonda

Heather said...

How awesome! Cannot wait to see your journey to those precious two. They are so stinkin cute!

Kristy said...

Oh my goodness they are so cute!!! And how wonderful that they are together! His little arm around her is just precious, I can just imagine what this did to your heart the first time you saw it! He already looks like a great big brother! Congratulations, can't wait to see you all together!

Michelle said...

Oh my, Gwen!! Daisy is just the CUTEST little thing!!! And don't the two of them look so adorable together. And HAPPY!!! Happy to have a wonderful mother like you waiting for them with open arms. What wonderful news!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

OH, Gwen.... your family is too beautiful for words.... I am so happy for you and you know I will be praying and praising as Jesus brings your babies home.
God's Speed
Love,
Daleea

Jewels of My Heart said...

It's me again......
I just can't stop staring at Joseph and Daisy! They are soooo beautiful and those over flowing with joy smiles......
Thank You Jesus for these two most precious answers to prayer....
praying for a QUICK court date.
love you

Kim said...

Tears of joy are streaming down my face! Praising God for His precious gifts! I just love the photo of Joseph and Daisy together. Praying for their homecoming!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

dreamingBIGdreams said...

so so happy for you!!!!

:)Jamie

The Fab 4 said...

Best news I've heard all week. I'm so happy for the Oatsvalls. The news of Joseph was so terrific, but I just kept hoping that Abigail would come forth before you traveled, too. She did in a big way, huh?? Those two are PRECIOUS! And is there a cuter name than Daisy?? I shall think not.

LaLa said...

Oh, that pic of them together is such a treasure. I am sure it is framed already : ) HUGE Congrats on your news!!!

Mandi said...

What a beautiful family! I can't wait to see you all united.

Mandi

Kelly said...

Thank you Lord Jesus for creating beautiful ... for creating family ... I am so happy for all of you.

Carrie said...

THANK YOU LORD for these precious children that are going to join the Oatsvall family!

Gwen, DAISY and Joseph are so cute and I just know they will take care of one another and GOd will watch over them. I pray that you will very soon be united with them forever! God sure does get all the glory and praise.........

James 1:27 Family said...

So happy for your family! God is so good to us.

Blessings!
Amy

Kristi J said...

oh, what cute pics...love those cuties...kj

Leah said...

Thank you Jesus!

PandaMom said...

Are you absolutely kidding me?!!! Her name is DAISY? Really????? I am sitting here with my mouth wide open at God's humor and His ability to knock our socks off just because He wants to. My, my. My heart is so full for you and your beautiful family. ; )

Abbie said...

YYYYIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!! SO EXCITING!!! They are SOOOO cute!!! I am soo happy for ya'll!

Love,

Abbie

April said...

congrats Gwen, so happy to hear about your daughter, what a answered prayer!!

Jeanine said...

Your beautiful words brought tears to my eyes, and that picture of Joseph and Daisy together...well it just makes me SMILE!

Rachel said...

Your babies are gorgeous! Praying for you and a speedy homecoming for them!!

Blessings,
Rachel

Leigh Ann said...

Wonderful News...so happy for you guys and can't wait to meet Joseph and Daisy:)

Rebecca V. said...

Yea!!!! So happy for your family!!

Kristine said...

Oh my goodness they are just gorgeous...makes my heart swell.

~love said...

oh, how that makes my heart sing!!!!! glory be to God!! so, so happy for you!

Maria and Family said...

Gwen, you truly are soooo blessed. What beautiful children they are !! Look at those eyelashes! Both of them have beautiful eyes and beautiful smiles :) so happy for you all.

Much Ado said...

Congratulations, so happy for you all! God is good and amazing!