Thursday, July 24, 2008

Introducing Zaela Rose...




I received the call at 1:37 AM... She is legally mine!!! It is so long awaited that it will probably take a few days to sink in. Today I will make travel plans for Ethiopia and without a doubt breathe a deep sigh of relief that I finally made it over this hurdle. Thanks again to my parents, friends, and fellow Hopesters for pushing me to the finish line!



26 comments:

Chris said...

YAY !! omg LISA i AM SO SO SO SO HAPPY:)
Told ya huh :)
She is gorgeous .
CONGRATULATION:)))))))
Love and hugs .

Chris said...

Oh and I LOVE HER NAME:)

Bennett said...

I also ran w/my fingers to your blog this AM after reading that NIkko passed also.......Lisa I am so happy for you........You Go Girl and YOUR DAUGHTER is such so cute.

Celeste

Amy said...

Oh Lisa, YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! I am just thrilled for you. Zaela...what an absolutely beautiful name. Congrats girl!

Now go get that baby!

Judy said...

That was the best 3:30 AM, call that I have ever rec'd. I knew it would happen this week. Thank God that it did!!! We are off to get "little missy:, Zaela, home. Like you said, a big sigh of releif!!We love her to death,, just want her home.

Peculiar Smith Family said...

Zaela Rose is coming home! I'm so VERY happy for you! Your wait is almost over, and your daughter (how does that sound) is beautiful. Rebecca S.

Jocelyn said...

I emailed you already but I had to post here too!! CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited and so happy for you. Of course Zaela is as beautiful as ever. Now I can't wait to see her in your arms!!

Kitchenchick said...

She is beautiful Lisa and so is her name!!!
Congratulations!!!

Kristine

Karen said...

What wonderful news to wake up to!!! I'm so happy for you and her!
Soon she'll be home...

SisterMom said...

I can't wait for you to go get your little Hermeala. You know my feelings on Zaela. I can't believe you are FINALLY on your way. I wanna go!!

ellerbee eight said...

YEAH! I am so happy for you... I'm sitting here in jammies crying over my computer! I love her name. I love her little eyes and her little ears. She is perfect in every possible way! Congrats!

Laurie said...

Congratulations, Mama! Your perseverance has been amazing through this process and the reward is worth it! Zaela is one lucky little girl to have such a tenacious and strong mama!

Rebecca said...

Okay, my friend. I knew that this day would come, but I am SO frigging excited that it is actually finally here! MOM!! Eeek!!! I just called you mom....so awesome! ZAELA ROSE IS COMING HOME!!!!!

Sandee said...

How simply awesome! and she is so lovely. Such blessings!

Congratulations!

Robbin said...

Congratulations Lisa!! She is a doll. Now is is her name pronounced like LAYLA or ZY-E-LA or ZY-LA?



Congrats again

Robbin

rich and carra said...

Greetings and Congrats from Nevada. We are so happy for you and baby Zaela. What a gorgeous name, strong and sweet. We will check back for updates, and thank you for including us in your great news.
Love from Rich, Carra, and Sarah

Christy said...

Now the real Adventures begin! This is so wonderful! You've waited so long and been through SO much! I'm sure as soon as you see her you'll know it was all worth it! Hey... I've got the perfect little guy to set her up with!

Joy said...

I am so happy for you and she is so gorgeous. I love those eyes! You have waited so long - this news must feel just amazing. Congratulations!

Bennett said...

Hey Lisa this is so funny.

Your baby girl's name is zaela

My baby girl's name will be Kayla Symone

And Robbin, who is from a different Agency little girls name will be Layla, can we all say its a "LA" party going on

Celeste

kelly said...

Lisa I am so very happy for you...I cannot wait to meet her! Now that I figured out this blog thing, I can keep updated on your journey...but that doesn't mean that you don't have to call me and keep me. I think that you should bring her to Wisconsin for the first few weeks ;-) love ya..kelly (and Jay)

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Beth said...

Congratulations!!!
I am so happy for you and Zaela Rose. Your daughter is beautiful. I love her big eyes.

Beth

Chris said...

Woohoo!!! We finally made it girl!! I couldn't be happier to share this glorious day with anyone else. You are officially a mommy!! Zaela is one lucky baby girl. I can't wait to see you two girls together once and for all in ET. Looking forward to sharing some good times with you there!!!
Hugs,
Chris

The Wilkinson's said...

Ahhhh! Beautiful! What a wonderful week for our families! So exciting. I am so happy for you. The wait is worth it!!

Nikko and Matt said...

Damn, she is cute!

Aunt Theresa said...

Oh, she is SO perfect!! Of course, I may be a little bias being her #1 Auntie!! Seriously, I am just so happy she's ours, she's ours, she's ALL OURS! Tee-hee!!