Wednesday, June 15, 2011

meeting the boys!!

It's official!!

The boys are finally THEIRS!!
They passed court a couple hours ago, so we can now post the photos of Pat, Courtney, Rebekah, Joshua, and Bailey {and Aunt Hannah!} meeting precious Lincoln and Levi for the very first time!

God is SO good!!

63 comments:

Julie said...

I cried watching this. Praise God. We are so excited for you... what a blessing and so fun to see all our prayers answered.... what a blessing.
we love you all and so excited!!!!

Anonymous said...

Still sobbing!!!! How beautiful...amazing...Praise God!!!! We are so excited for you guys! Love you!!!!!
Goetz Gang

Cassie said...

tears....

congratulations!

Mandy said...

amazing. amazing. amazing. sobbing in colorado too. their faces, those blue doors, wow. soooo much fulfillment in those photos!

Stacey said...

speechless... with LOTS of tears!!
oh friend i am sooo excited for you all! your pictures are priceless! we are so excited for you!
we are praying like crazy for you all!!

love you. love you! love you!!

Liza said...

Praise the Lord!!! This is amazing and so beautifully recorded. Congratulations to your newly extended family. Love and prayers of thanksgiving to you, Liza

Kate and Geoff said...

Oh my goodness. I cant even believe it. Nearly crying at my desk. Thank you for sharing this with all of us! xo

Sonya Judkins said...

tears of joy for your family. how beautiful, thank you for sharing this. all praise be to God for united your family and passing court!!

Cindy said...

Only God!! Sooo many emotions and thoughts...can't wait to see you in Ethiopia sooon!!! HE makes ALL THINGS new!

Katy said...

oh my word - what an awesome God we serve! I am SO thankful that you and Pat were obedient to His call - those sweet boys and their faces!! The tears when you left - I can't imagine how hard it was watching the nun take them back away. SO thankful that court went smoothly and there won't have to be another goodbye very soon!!! SO very thankful!!! Love you guys- all ofyou!!!

Beckysblog said...

oh my. I cant even find the words!

anthonyandbeth said...

I could not hold back the tears! What a precious video. Your boys are beautiful! So glad they are finally yours! Can't wait for you to be able to take them home forever! Their tears when leaving you are precious! I am amazed at what God has done! These boys now have a mom and dad, sisters and brothers, a home, a family that will love them and raise them to understand the love of Jesus! I am amazed!

Katy said...

i just keep watching it over and over and over! i can't help it!

Kim said...

There are tears streaming down my face! That is beautiful. God is so good!

Heidi said...

That was beautiful. The boys are beautiful. God is good!

Angela said...

Congratulations...how simply awesome. Yes, God is so amazingly good! What fantastic photos and video to capture everything...love your blog..so happy for you and your new family of 8. ♥

Angela Riesterer

Angela said...

Congratulations...how simply awesome. Yes, God is so amazingly good! What fantastic photos and video to capture everything...love your blog..so happy for you and your new family of 8. ♥

Angela Riesterer

Choosing to Praise said...

Weeping tears of joy here in Fuquay! They are BEAUTIFUL children....YOUR children....GOD'S children....oh my heart just overflows with happiness for your family! Love you.

Anonymous said...

Buckets of tears... they are precious... so thrilled for y'all I can hardly stand it... for this day we have prayed... thank Y.O.U, God!!!!

Paula

Holly said...

ugly cry.

beautiful Cassadas. just beautiful.

WOW GOD!
just wow....

blow away by His love for us, His adoption of us and blow away by this very vivid picture of it all.

Courtney said...

so many tears. what a beautiful sight. congratulations!!!!

Kim said...

I already commented but I have to tell you that we have watched the video at least 5 times! The girls are amazed and soaking it in. They LOVE it and are asking so many questions! ;-)

Colette said...

God is AMAZING!!!
I love this whole story...tears and chills! What a precious family of EIGHT!!! :)

Love y'all!

Katie said...

No words... Just praise to the Father, the true Giver of all good gifts!!!

scooping it up said...

i told myself i wouldn't cry. dang. they are amazing.

Kelly said...

OH! MY! GOSH!!!!! I am bawling my eyes out here watching your sweet family. My favorite picture is where you are holding Levi and Pat is holding Lincoln for the first time. Precious. And did Levi fall asleep on Rebekah's shoulder?!? Wow, Courtney, I am so, so happy for you guys!!!!! When can you bring them back to your hotel with you and have them for good?

Courtney said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Heather said...

God IS Good! Praise Him for finally bringing your family together! I am crying tears of joy for your family. Thank you for the update.

Michelle said...

That is amazing. I just didn't want the pictures to end. I can't wait to see more of your first days together!

Jennifer said...

So beautiful, you all look AT PEACE. Peace is what really struck me in the photos.

I'm so happy for you all, it sounds a bit smoother so far then my brother's family's adoption in Zambia, will pray that continues!

Love to you all,
Jennifer

Alden and Dorian said...

Grandma and Papa are SO happy with tears streaming down our cheeks. Oh to God be the Glory for GREAT things He has done! What a precious union of mom/dad/family with their new precious sons/brothers. Precious beyond measure. Sweet. Absolutely sweet. We rejoice with you all ~ hugs all around!!!! Hannah, GREAT picture taking. And...even Peter videotaping! Amazing.

Christy -N- Phill said...

With tears coming down, we all rejoice in this glorious day the LORD HAS MADE!!!! We are so excited to see the amazing bond being formed and the excitement in everyones eyes. They are just the most precious children! We can not wait to meet them. We are happy beyond measure for all of you! We send our love and hugs across the world to each and everyone of you! We love you!!!

Carrie said...

Wow. There really are no words to describe the love--the overwhelming love of God--that is felt watching your family united. Beautiful. God's peace and love are so present. Will probably watch the video a zillion more times!
Lincoln and Levi, I'd say you were worth the wait!

Anonymous said...

tears! BEAUTIFUL!!!
~Stacie e.

Peyton said...

ya, I hardly ever cry and I wept. so so so sweet, I cannot wait to meet them. I can't even imagine what it must be like for them to all of a sudden have a mom and a dad and siblings. sweet sweet boys. love you all!

ps. love your dress :)

Allie said...

Courtney, I am so happy for you. Seeing those pictures brings so many emotions back. Breathe in your time in Rwanda. We're praying for you, especially during the days where you can visit them but not yet keep them with you. Blessings!!!

Ali said...

Thank you, Lord! I am so glad you could finally put your arms around Lincoln and Levi. They are YOURS!!!
I know you didn't want to let go. Hang in there! Your prayer warriors are lifting you up. MUCH LOVE to ALL of YOU!

Family of Five said...

Bawling my eyes out here. WOW. PRAISE GOD FOR HE ALONE IS GOOD!!!!! So happy for your (newly expanded!) family!!! YAY!!!! (Seriously, there aren't enough exclamation points to be made for this comment.)

Janet said...

what a joyful video...all the sleepless nights, all the questioning, waiting, and more waiting...and more sleeploss...and here you are with two new sons!! Joyful! What a testament you and Pat and your family are to God's glory! Congratulations on being such awesome servants to Him. Its been awe inspiring to witness this journey of yours. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Debbie said...

I got into blogger! Woo hoo!!!

I can barely type this through the tears..genuine tears of joy and awe, Courtney. The boys are so precious and these pictures are breathtaking. I loved every single one of them. Lindsey watched it with me, and while she knows you are adopting them, It didn't hit her until now that those boys would be leaving the "blue gates" and living three doors down from us in a few weeks. I am so thrilled for you all, and I cannot wait to meet them. What a journey and what a blessing. God has been faithful every step of the way and this story is great encouragement to everyone. Amazing. Simply Amazing!

Anonymous said...

God is good indeed. I can't stop watching and crying. Jason and I are so excited for you and your amazing family! Can't wait to see you ALL at church. Love and hugs, the Alexanders

K said...

Praise the LORD!!! So excited for you and so thankful!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful. Love the pic of Bailey and Lincoln together. So sweet!

Megan said...

Absolutely beautiful. What wonderful pictures of such a special day for all of you!!! So happy for you.

Tracey said...

I took a deep breath before I pushed play, I can't believe it. Cannot believe how big God is and how much love surrounds and pours out of your family.
Yeah! Cassada party of 8 your family is ready!

Judy said...

still crying the third time I watched it.

God's plan for the Cassada family is beautiful! To Him be the glory!

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

Typing through tears here! Amazing and absolutely precious!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you guys are blogging while you're over there so that we can stay updated on what's going on. That video was awesome. Can't wait to see you guys, Lincoln and Levi. Been praying and thinking of you all a lot.

-Jeff H

Kris said...

Crying, crying, laughing and crying! Amazing, simply beautiful! SO excited to meet your boys!

Kris said...

Crying, crying, laughing and crying! Simply amazing! SO excited to meet your boys!

Cindy said...

Thank you Father for bringing this family together. Thank you for your hand upon their journey to one another. Be with them now, as they get to know one another. Please work out the details for them to have a smooth process in their return home. Bring peace to their hearts, and may Your hand always guide them. Amen

The pictures are too precious for words. Cried tears of joy and thankfulness for your beautiful family.

Kim said...

is was so amazing, praise the lord.
You are in our prayers, tears also. they are so cute, love you all aunt kim

Molly said...

I've been keeping up with your blog for a little while now. I stumbled upon your blog through a friend of a friend's blog. Praise God for His Faithfulness in this journey you and your family have gone through. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!! Thank you for sharing from your heart while you post. The video of you all meeting the boys was just precious, tear of joy and happiness over here.
Molly

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - praise God!

The LaFrenieres

Courtney said...

One of the best things I have ever seen...so moving. praising God!

Jenn B. said...

I found your blog through a friend who also adopted from Rwanda and have been following off and on for a year or so. I also have 4 bio kids and am in the process of adopting a son from Ethiopia. I am just weeping at your video. The pictures are beautiful and capture just how big our God is! So happy for your family!!

Michelle said...

All your smiles says it all and I can barely type through my tears of Joy for all of you. Love You guys can't wait to meet your little guys.

Christy said...

oh my WORD----absolutely beautiful
i just love ya'll so much
beautiful, beautiful... :)

XOXO

Regan said...

Courtney, so thrilled for you and your beautiful family. Drink it in! I know you are. So glad your brought your precious family with you. Praying for Sawyer!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful video! Tears were definitely flowing as I watched the expressions and emotion in everyone's faces. Continued prayers for you. Congratulations!

Julie said...

Amazingly beautiful! May God continue to bless you and your growing family.

Grace said...

finally have a moment to comment...this is so beautiful! i am just so thrilled for you guys! blessings upon blessings!

Tammy said...

oh my gosh!! how beautiful!!! tears streaming down my face.