We got our referral!!!!!! (and weekend adventures)


At 7:30 am this morning, we got a call from our adoption coordinator that WE GOT OUR REFERRAL!!!

What does that mean?

It means that we will probably be traveling and be with our little girl NEXT WEEK!  Say wha?!

Cy and I were on cloud nine when we got the news, and we have been busy all day trying to make travel plans, finding someone to watch our sweet dog, Bentley, and squaring up plans for our friends who are house sitting for us while we are gone.  Thankfully, this is the boys’ last week of school, so the timing works perfectly.

I want to take you guys along with me, so if you don’t already, be sure to follow me on all my social media channels like Periscope, twitter, instagram, facebook, and snapchat.  You can find me by searching “beneath my heart” on all them.

We have got a million things to do before we go, so I am going to be a crazy person this week!  ha!

I wanted to show y’all some things we were up to this past weekend.  I put some quick clips together on youtube.


Have a blessed day!


  1. Yaaayyy!!! So happy for all of you! Sending prayers for safe and smooth travels so you can bring your girl home!


  2. The Lord just keeps opening doors doesn’t He?

    Praise His name!

    I’m so excited for you and your family.


  3. This is all so exciting! So happy that your long time adoption dream is finally coming true. Prayers for safe travel!

  4. I am so happy and excited for you Traci! The Lord is always good. May He go before you and prepare the way that you can bring your complete family home soon!

  5. Oh my goodness; this is so exciting! I know you really wanted to be with her last week but the timing couldn’t have been better with the boys school schedule.

  6. Yay!!!!!!!! Tears of joy of flowing down my cheeks I’m so happy. I cannot imagine uour excitement. I will pray for you during this week of crazy – asking God to direct each step – and for safety for all as you travel to bring your girl home. God is sooooo good! Love and hugs

  7. So very exciting!! Tears of joy and a happy dance over here. As I read your post, I couldn’t help but notice the words you said “the timing works perfectly “.. God is a God of order and timing. His timing is perfect! It was so difficult last year when she didn’t come home. But now the timing is perfect!!! Woo hoo!! Praising God with you and praying for you all as you prepare for this part of your life journey. Xoxo ;-)

  8. What a beautiful answer to prayer! You were obedient and patient, abiding in the Lord! Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow! He is Good!

  9. So happy for you and your family Tracy, I pray for a safe trip! That Eli is a scream…. So adorable!

  10. What GREAT news!Enjoy the experience with your boys as you bring home your daughter. Hopefully you have a journal (like Jonathan’s) for her telling the story of her adoption.

  11. Traci, I am so excited for all of you. I will definitely be following your journey and praying for a safe journey for all of you.

  12. Such wonderful news! I remember someone saying “God’s timing is never off… Not even by a day”. All is going according to His plan. Your faith is so inspiring to me.

  13. I could not be happier for you and your family if you were my “REAL LIFE” friends instead of “blogger friend!” God is good!!!

  14. So happy and excited for all of you!! Praying for you to have safe travels and that everything goes smoothly. Can’t wait til she is home forever!! Also, I love your new website. Interested to check out the shop when it opens. Have a great trip!

  15. I got tears in my eyes when I saw this news! So happy for you and your family! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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