Thursday, June 9, 2011

A decision and a phone call

We are rejoicing today in the Rust house.

About a week ago, on Tuesday, May 31, we reached a difficult decision. After many emails and talks with our case manager at CWA, we came to the conclusion that it would be best for us to reduce our adoption preferences to one child. There are several reasons for this, and all of them have to do with what's best for the children in Ethiopia. I know it sounds crazy to think that by adopting only one child that we are helping out more than adopting a sibling set, but just trust me, God has a plan!

We believe it was the right decision, because things have moved along rather quickly since then.

Yesterday, Wednesday, June 8, I was at the pool with the kids around 5:00. I called Jason and told him to just meet us there when he was done with work. He showed up around 5:45 with a camera in his hands. He started taking pictures of the kids in the pool and then he pointed the camera at me. I'm not sure how much you ladies like being photographed while at the pool, but this lady doesn't love it. I told him to turn the camera off and he just kept saying, "Look at me. I love you. Do you love me?" I should've known something was up.

He proceeded to tell me, "Wendy, Sue called me today." This was when time stood still and I totally understood what was going on.....

At that point, I couldn't get the information out of him fast enough.

Here's our news:

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Right now, we have a baby boy living across the ocean!!!! I'm a mommy again!!!! Sophie is officially a big sister!!!!

Words cannot really express the excitement of this news. My heart has not stopped pounding yet.

I can't tell you much about him for now, until we pass court. What I can tell you is that he is absolutely beautiful. He is healthy. He is very young. He is the light of our life.

Friends, please pray for a speedy court hearing and US Embassy appointment. He is so special to us already.

The best way to wrap this up is to cite the scripture I happened to read yesterday as part of my reading routine. It is just before Jesus blesses the little children who came to Him.

Mark 9:37 "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in My name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me but the One who sent Me."

Welcome home, precious little Rust baby boy, and welcome, Father!


  1. Wendy and Jason, Congrats! That is very exciting news for your family! I admire the love that you have for him already. You guys are in my prayers. Erika

  2. Just saw this....AWESOME! So happy for your family! God is good and I can't wait to hear all about the newest addition!!! Praying for a speedy court hearing! CONGRATS!

  3. Dear Friends,
    We are so thrilled and excited for you! We know your boy is very handsome :-) and we will be really happy when we get to meet him.
    We thank God for His Mighty Answers to prayer and for how wonderfully He moves for people so incredible and deserving.
    Thank You Jesus!
    We Love You All,
    Teresa, Galen, Meyana and Braxten and
    Families for Adoption

  4. I hope we can meet your new baby boy soon. He is beautiful in our hearts and so are you guys. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RUST FAMILY.
    We love you lots!!!!!
    Uncle Merle and Aunt Lu

  5. Congratulations! We are so, so happy for ALL of you!
    Sherri, Matt, and Boys!

  6. Congratulations! We are so excited for your family. This baby boy has been loved so much for such a long time already... he is so lucky to have found a family in you!