Monday, February 2, 2009

A Happy Announcement!

Hi. We are the Reed Family.


This is a blog about our adoption journey to Alexsey. God willing, we will be able to bring him home to join our family.

68 comments:

Jenn VH said...

Wow!! I can't believe I'm the first to congratulate on this exciting news!! I've been lurking on your Smiles and Trials blog and have been so blessed by you and your family. You are a true inspiration to many people. I have 3 children of my own, 2 girls and a boy in the middle. Alexsey is a blessed child to have been chosen by your family. God bless you on this journey...
:) Jenn

Mary said...

Congratulations! I am so very, very happy for you! Alexsey will love being in your wonderful family. I'm praying that your journey will go smoothly and that your newest son will be home ASAP.

Kath said...

Congratulations! What a lucky, lucky boy Aleksey is, and I shall be praying for everything to go smoothly for the adoption!
Good luck!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! You guys are the perfect family for this little boy!

Shelley said...

I'm looking forward to following your journey back to Ukraine! We'll be praying for a quick and smoothe process as you work to bring Aleksey home!

Anonymous said...

Oh my lord, that is awesome! I have prayed for him to find a wonderful family... May your journey be smooth and full of happiness!
Love to all... Stacey G. on Long Island NY

Erica H said...

Cant wait to hear more!

Julie said...

I am so excited and happy for you all!! YIPEE!!!!

Kristen said...

This is so exciting, Christine. I'm looking forward to vicariously visiting the Ukraine with you!

Anonymous said...

Alexsey gets to be a Reed!! Yay! He will never be bored. There is always something interesting going on at your house. I wouldn't mind being a Reed myself! I had already prayed for a family to adopt Alexsey, and God has given him to you! I will be praying for a very easy and very fast adoption process. Congratulations to everyone!!!

Rachel said...

How exciting! I will be praying for your family as you prepare to add another member.

Tracy said...

Congratulations! Such wonderful news!

kitzkazventure said...

Such wonderful news. Looking forward to the journey!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you and for your newest little one! I am a Prayer Warrior at RR and look forward to following your journey :)

Kristin

Lisa said...

See the power of prayer is such a wonderful thing...Will be praying that God's hand is all over this and that all road blocks be cleared and things happen fast for you.

Meredith said...

I can't wait to follow along! He's been so heavy on my heart for so long. I only wish I could go back with you!!

Amanda said...

I am so excited for your family and for Alexsay! CONGRATS! I can't wait to follow this journey!

Amanda

Shannon said...

I am so excited for you and him. Praise God that he will have a great family. Congratulations!

Amy said...

I'm so thrilled to be able to follow your journey back to get Alexsey! Amy

Anonymous said...

I love the lay out of your new blog, the colors are perfect. YEAH!!! I just can't stop smiling about this new adventure for the Reed family!!

Many blessings!
Amy

Tami said...

Congratulations! (again). We're thrilled for you. Can't wait to follow the journey! :)

Debbie said...

Слава Богу (slava Bogu--praise God)! I am doing the happy dance and can't wait until Aleksey is in your arms. He will positively THRIVE with your family. God has answered my prayers in such an amazing way--Aleksey will be the son of my friends, the Reeds!

The Monroe 6 said...

Your family will be in my prayers! Congrats!

mmc said...

Praying for you. Aleksy has a very special place in my heart. I don't know what I would have done if he had been transfered to an institution. Aleksy and the other RR kids have really changed my perception of my faith and the way I will build my family. I just couldn't get his face out of my head, you know what that is like!

-Molly

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing the journey with us! I'm so excited for you all!

Michelle said...

Oh how I love those eyes... they are the exact color of Mary's! Supposedly she was headed to the same place, though I find it hard to fathom given how mobile and able she is. I have prayed for him non-stop and continue to pray for you all AND him now. We will do all we can to help you.

Audrey said...

So excited for your family and Praises to God that He is using you guys to save another of His precious children. WooHoo!

Heather Brandt said...

How exciting this news is today!

Heather
www.russianblessings.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I prayed that Alesky would find a loving family and he did:)

kerry said...

Congratulations, I cant wait to follow your journey on bring home your son. You are such wonderful parents and have an amazing family.

Taylor said...

Congratulations on yet another adoption, I'll be praying for you guys!

Tony and Dawn said...

Congratulations!

andrea said...

how wonderful! what great news! i'll be praying as you prepare for this amazing journey!

Casey Hermansen said...

This didn't surprise me at all! You and John are just an amazing couple that have truly been lead by the LORD! Congratulations on your son. I can't wait to hear more.

jennwa said...

What great news. That is one lucky little boy. I know he will give you, as much as you give him.
Congrats!!! You guys will be in my prayers.

One Crowded House said...

congratulations to a wonderful family!

Kelly said...

How wonderful. I am so excited for Alexey and you all. Thank you for letting us come along for the ride...again. How long do you think it will take to get him home?

thedickinsonfamily said...

Congratulations to you! How exciting that you would open your heart and home once again. God is so good! He will give you all that you need. I look foward to following your progress. I will pray for you, your family and Alexey. What a blessed family he will be joining. I know you will be so happy to have him home were he belongs.
Blessings,
Meghan
(Timur's mommy)
P.S. We submitted today! It won't be long now.

redmaryjanes said...

Godspeed my friends. Bring that child home.

Michelle said...

Christine - That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your whole family! I read your blog daily (it's in my favorites) :o) It has been such a pleasure to get to know you and your sweet family! Again, what wonderful news! He is coming to such an awesome family!

Hugs,
Michelle (Reece's Rainbow)

Sara said...

Oh Congratulations Reed Family!!!! What wonderful news!!!

Tina in CT said...

You and John are very special people with hearts of gold. He is a very lucky little boy to be joining your loving family. Just think what our wonderful medical doctors will be able to do for him.

Terri said...

I am so happy for all of you! I can't wait to meet him.

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to following your journey to Alexey!

Amy said...

Congrats - yet again!

Hugs !

The Dulls said...

Absolutely amazing! This has made my day! I found your blog through a friend adopting through RR. You all are a blessing!

Laurel said...

:-)

Perri said...

Christine, I know Alexsey will be welcomed into your loving home just as God intended.

Perri

Washer Mom Val said...

Wow - you go Reed family! May God give you the guidance you need, the patience for all to come and the wisdom to know how to proceed through this process. God Bless and I'll be eager for your Alexsey to join your awesome family of love!

My Hearts Delight said...

I am absolutely overjoyed to hear that you are going to bring Aleksey home!!! He is one of my two RR prayer children, and I will continue to pray for him, at least until he is safe in your arms.
God bless you.
Miranda

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

Oh you guys are awesome!!!! I hope your journey goes smooth and fast...
What a handsome little boy he is.
Can't wait to follow your journey..

julie said...

Yeah, for your family. I will be praying that all your needs are met so you can travel and bring this special little boy home to be a part of his new family.

Congratulations!
Julie

Leah said...

Oh my gosh, I just got the chills! There was a link to Alexsey's new family on another blog, I clicked, and there was your family. First, I thought somehow I got to the wrong blog, and THEN? I got chills up my spine. He is SO GOING TO THE RIGHT FAMILY!

Shari said...

I can not wait for the opportunity to help you get this precious boy home! I will do whatever I can prayerfully.

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!! i can't wait to follow along on this journey with you!!!

-michelle

adoptedthree said...

Awesome News! What a lucky little boy!

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to follow your journey back to Ukraine to adopt Alexsey!!

DoveFamily said...

I'm so excited for Alexsey, and for the entire Reed family!!!!!!!!

Jenn

Anonymous said...

Just think of the SMILES when you get home. Joan (Nana)

Sar said...

oh wow, I wondered if this was going to be the case when I read that a family had committed to Alexsey! Congratulations!! Another wonderful adition to a wonderful family.

Suzanne Lavoie said...

Christine, I am so happy for you and will pray that your journey is quick and (relatively) painless.

Anonymous said...

Yeah and congratulations! This is the answer to so many prayers.

Natalie (RR)

Troy and Rachel said...

Wow - we are here cheering you on!! Can't wait to read more!

Jen B. said...

Oh congratulations! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see Alexsey come home to his wonderful family!

The Red Thread Kids: said...

You're going to try to get Alexsey! Oh Christine, I found his button on Mary's page! I clicked and when I saw it was you guys my heart just jumped! Tears came to my eyes. Grinning ear to ear. Congratulations. This is so right. I just know ^_^

-Debrah, theredthreadkids

schoolmother said...

Christine! NOW I know which family is Alexey's! Congratulations!
Joy

Kim Abraham said...

I am thrilled for your family and for Alexey! It's wonderful that one of your daughters and Dennis will get to go with you. I would love to adopt more too, but lots more prayers are needed for that to happen. For now, I'll experience the excitement vicariously through your blog. Congratulations!

P.S. Great family photo! How do you get eleven kids to all look at the camera at the same time? I can't even get five to do that!

Chelley said...

Where in the world have I been


OMGgoodness I had NO idea!!!!!


ConGRATs!!!!!

I am so happy for YOU ALL!!!