Wednesday, March 4, 2009

INTRODUCING.........................

our daughter



Averi Lee








Words cannot describe the feelings that we have for this precious little girl whom we have never even met. We are so THANKFUL and BLESSED!!! Actually we are shocked and amazed that things went so smooth and quickly for us.




We actually got "the call" on February 17th at 7pm. We were not expecting it to happen so quickly since we had only really been "waiting" for one day. On monday(the 16th) we had our phone conversation with the Director of our AZ agency about the types of referrals we were willing to look at, that type of thing. Our Homestudy had also just been completed(the last step in the process). We knew things would happen fast but we didn't realize how fast. So, you can say that we were more than shocked when she called that next evening and said she had some news for us. She talked for a few minutes about the baby and we said we definitely wanted her to send us the information. Then she said "you haven't even asked the biggest question yet. We had just assumed it was a boy, but I asked anyway and she said "it's a girl"!! I could not believe it, I started crying. As I have probably told many of you we were expecting to receive a referral for a boy only because there are usually more boys that are adopted from of Korea. You can only request a girl if you have two or more boys already in your family. So, we did not specify gender and of course would have been thrilled with either. I am very excited though that Olivia will have a sister and she of course has wanted a sister from the beginning. She is beyond excited!! She is going to be such a big help to me, she absolutely LOVES babies. They will only be a little over 3 years apart. Little Logan doesn't have a clue that he's going to be sandwiched between two sisters. :) He's going to make a wonderful big brother. At first I think he might be a little jealous but I know he'll warm up quickly.



Averi was born on August 14th so she's almost 7 months old. She was born 5 weeks premature but is doing very well. She is described as healthy and happy and age appropriate. She has lived with a foster family since she was 2 months old and for this we are SO thankful!!! I tear up every time I think of this woman and what she is doing for my baby. I wish I could thank her in person for everything she is and will do for our baby in the next few months. To her we will always be grateful. Her foster mom has two kids at home as well and I guess Averi just loves her daughter. Again, we are so thankful that she is able to be in this environment until she is able to be in our arms forever.



We do not have a specific time frame on when she'll be home but they say it usually takes between 3 to 6 months. We are sending our acceptance paperwork out today. I will post later on what happens next and what will go on in the coming months, but for now we just wanted to share her picture with everyone. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. That she continues to stay healthy and that she will come home very soon. I have a feeling these next few months are going to be very rough for us. So...I guess you can keep us in your prayers as well. Thank you again for every one's support throughout this. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to print out this blog someday and show it to Averi and to tell her how many people loved and prayed for her. Thank you dear friends and family.........God has richly blessed us by placing each and everyone of you in our lives.


We'll continue to keep you updated.


Isaiah 43:5 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west."

24 comments:

Hannah said...

Carla - she is beautiful!!!! I have been waiting for these pictures! We are so thrilled for you guys - what a joy it was to be with your family last weekend. Our prayers are definitely with you as you wait to hold little Averi in your arms forever. She has no idea how blessed she is. Praise the Lord.

Natalie

Tawny said...

Oh Carla, your post brought me to tears with thanks and gratitude and awe. She is perfect and beautiful. I wait expectantly with you and Danny until you can hold her in your arms. God be praised!

Kathy Cragin said...

Oh my goodness! I have goosebumps and tears and a full heart of joy for you guys! She is ADORABLE! I am so excited for you. Ah, Averi, what a special child of God. She is going to be part of a wonderful family. Congratulations!

ASHENFELTERS said...

Praise be to GOd for his gift!:) SHe is adorable and I am praying for her and you all as you wait.
Love ya!

Amber Grover said...

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
She is beautiful and your heart is beautiful. I am sooooooooo excited for your family. Praying for peace these next few months.
Love you

Janelle said...

She is gorgeous!! I am so excited for your family! We will be praying these next few months will pass quickly til the time you have her home. We will also be praying that everything continues to go smoothly. Congratulations and can't wait to meet her!
Janelle Sheveland

Auntie Diana! said...

I am writing this and just totally crying! I am so excited to meet her in person and can't wait to be her Auntie Diana! I can't tell you enough how wonderful you and Danny are and how lucky and blessed this little girl is to have you as her parents. God is so good!

Vonda Denny said...

She is so beautiful! What a blessing! God is so Good! Congrats! Can't wait to meet Averi some day!

Dana Dabney said...

Carla...your words are beautiful! I can only imagine how excited you and Danny are!! I'm just the "aunt" and I can't control my excitement when I start thinking about little Averi and what a blessing she is! God is love.

I ♥ Averi

patrickandpaula said...

Oh AVERI LEE!!!! U. Patrick, A. Paula, Cali, and Brant love you and we have been praying for you EVERY day and will not stop! You are one blessed little baby girl because you are getting ready to meet the most WONDERFUL mommy, daddy, brother, sister and grandparents that you could EVERY DREAM TO HAVE! Jesus loves you! Can't wait to meet you! xo

patrickandpaula said...

Carla... I keep laughing at how cute and sweet you are! I just left you a message after I read your blog entry... You are so funny!!! Averi is so lucky to have you as her forever mommy!!! :)

Jaime said...

That is just so great!!! I have tears in my eyes!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I am excited to meet my newest little cousin :-) Precious Girl! Love you all,

Jaime (Posthumus) Angel

Anonymous said...

Praise God for beautiful Averi! I read this with tears streaming down my face...my heart is over-flowing with joy for your family and your new baby girl. We will continue to pray for you guys and Averi as you continue to wait. How great is our God. How great is our God. How great is our God.
Love Jake, Joy and Drew

Kellie said...

Carla she is so beautiful! We are so so happy for you guys:) I bet you guys are so extited! Her and Ryan are only 2 weeks apart:) I love her name too. So cute! We will definitly be praying for you guys throughout everything. Congratulations

Lisa Boger said...

Congrats Carla and Danny! I cannot believe how fast this all happened, we are so happy for you and she is so beautiful!!

Aunt Nell said...

WAHOOOO! Averi is ADORABLE! "...they are precious in His sight." :) What a blessing from God. I am soo excited for you and your family. She will be soo loved and cared for and brought up in an amazing and godly home. What more could a child ask for. I def will be coming to you when we decide to adopt. I have always wanted to, but have never really looked into it all. I pray time goes by fast and that God allows all the following processes to go as fast as this one did so that you can have your precious Averi in your arms! I am smiling and super excited for you. Praise God!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD! Congratulations Sauer family! Averi is just perfectly adorable, and blessed beyond measure to have you as her family! We are so excited! Our babies will only be 2 months apart!! ;)Cannont wait to meet her, and have play days! Continuing to lift you ALL up in prayer,
Melissa, Keith & Grady

Trishia said...

She is absolutely adorable, how exciting!! What an awesome God we serve! It's so amazing to see what He does in our lives when we trust in Him. I thank God for His presence with you through this journey, and I am rejoicing with you for this beautiful blessing in your lives! I can't wait to meet her! Our prayers will continue to be with you!
Love,
Trishia, Aaron, Aidan & Annika

JBean said...

Oh my goodness. I can't believe how fast that was. Congrats. I hope you get to see her soon.

Pamela L. said...

Ahhh...she is absolutely beautiful - I think she has her Daddy's hair! :) Congrats to you both and I will pray for your precious daughter.

Pamela
Rory's Mom
(ask hubby)

Kim said...

What a GORGEOUS girl. I am so glad that she is home!

I am a new reader and I would love to know more about the beginning of your adoption agency (where we are!). Would you mind contacting me?

Kim
trying4two@gmail.com

Sunny Mom said...

Congratulations on your quick referral and your gorgeous baby! We are adopting from Korea also. Can't wait to get our referral! I will be following along on your journey!

candice said...

Hi Carla! Thanks for your comment on my blog! Yes, our girls are only 2 days apart! Our little girl was born premature too! I will definitely be following along on your journey to bring her home. Do you have i600 approval yet? I am wondering how close our timelines are...

Congrats- she is beautiful!

Amanda said...

Hi Sauer family! I read your blog since my family is in the process of adopting from Korea also. It is great to read other family's success stories, it gives us hope! Averi is adorable! I loved your Isaiah verse, it made me cry! "I will bring your children from the east..." I had never thought of that. Good luck, and I hope the time flys by for you until she gets home! LOVE, The Hendrix family, NW Arkansas