Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why We Love Friday the 13th

Many people dread this superstiscious day, but not us. Over the past two years it's brought us two of the four biggest blessings we've ever recieved.

Things have changed pretty quickly around here. On Wednesday we were told that the little girl we had been pursuing was no longer available. We were disappointed, but knew that God had other plans for us. Well, we didn't think those plans would reveal themselves so quickly. . .

Friday our social worker from when we adopted Max Rup posted an email to our forum about a little boy that she really wanted to find a home for. We poured over his information all weekend. He's almost 8 months younger than Max Rup, and this guy's grin can light up a room! We met with our Doc on Monday, and despite some unknowns we called Tami (our social worker again - yay!) and told her we were in.

His name is Probal. We'll call him Mason and keep Probal as his middle name. We are unable to post his picture until we go through some paperwork steps (sorry). Trust me - he's to die for!

Tami spoke to the amazing woman who runs ISRC (the childrens home in Kolkata). Anju was so happy that Probal is being adopted by Max Rup's family. Anju told Tami that it was "God's Blessing." We completely agree.

So, we learned about Max Rup on Friday April 13, 2007, and Mason Probal on Friday, February 13, 2009. Pretty Good.

Alright - back to paperwork - there will be plenty of that in the next few weeks.

16 comments:

Our Family said...

Oh how exciting I am so happy for you and how quick! I look forward to seeing pictures.Have fun with that paperwork and I am sure it will be worth it all. How neat about it being on Friday the 13!Blessings,Gidget

Julie & Patrick said...

Again...our sincerest congratulations!! I love Mason...nice job on the name Maddie.

Looking forward to hearing all about him as you are able to share.

13 has always been a lucky number for us too :)

Julie R

Anonymous said...

Hi:
That is WONDERFUL news! So happy for you all.Love the name Mason too and can't wait to see the pictures.
Leveta (from the Dillon India list)

Sara said...

Congratulations! God's ways are best and this is so exciting. I can't wait to see his face and read more about your journey to add him to your family!

Sara (waiting on NOC for Cole Debjit)

heather_and_nathan said...

How amazing...how wonderful!!!!
Looking forward to hearing so much more as your journey continues.

Heather
waiting on legals for Piyashi

nic said...

you know I am over the moon for you and yours. :)

xoxo,
nic

Kristi W. said...

Oh it sends good chills down my spine!! I'm so happy for you and the rest of your fam! He is sooooooo adorable and it will be such a treat to follow your journey to him. YAY!!

:) Kristi

Amy said...

Yay Kristy! How exciting! Hopefully I will get to meet him soon! I am THRILLED for you :). Happy paperchasing!

ColleenC said...

Yay, yay! Another ISRC baby! How amazing the way it has developed! Love, love, love the name (it was my number one choice for our 2nd but it's hubby's boss' son's name so I didn't get to use it!) Can't wait to follow along on your journey. 3 little boys- I bet they will have so much fun together!

Anonymous said...

I can attest to the fact that his eyes can melt you just as Max's continue to do with me (I could never say no to Max with his cuteness)! Think I'll want to steal this one from you too? :) So very happy and we can't wait!
Love,
Carrie

CindyO. said...

Again, congratulations!!

I am so happy for little man Mason!!!! He is getting a beautiful family to go with his smile!!

YAY!!!

Shad and Maggie Alsworth said...

Congrats!! Hurry up with that paperwork so we can see pictures!! ;D

Awesome news to start my day with!!! YEAH!!

Peter and Nancy said...

I have tears in my eyes reading this amazing story of how Probal has become part of your family. We are so happy for you! And Maddie's spot as Queen Bee of the bunch is official!
Love to you all,
Nancy

Kim said...

Congrats guys! Can't wait to see some pictures of the newest Labonte.

Sheri said...

Once again!! I am so happy for you and your family!! Congratulations!!
Sheri

Emily said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Emily (& Ryan & Lizzie too, once I tell them)