Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Oh happy day!
I can't think of many days that top this one.   I am literally giddy.  Gleeful, ecstatic, exuberant, you name it I am feeling it.  I can't decide whether it would be more beneficial to cry or scream.  I think the screech from the Little Miss Sunshine movie would be appropriate. 
Our family page is up.  Our name is officially listed RIGHT NEXT TO HERS!  Oh and I can tell you now, her name is Marissa.  That's her nickname anyway.  We'll see if she wants to keep it or not.  You can now click the link, read our story and donate!  This makes it so real for me, not just a pipe dream or a never ending process but a real life adoption.  Top it off, tomorrow is our eldest son's 6th birthday.  Good times just keep on rollin'!


  1. she is so cute - i hope it all works out for you guys :)

  2. Thanks so much for adopting sweet Marissa -- so glad she will have a home, parents, and siblings of her own! -- you are a fulfillment of her hearts desire!

  3. Hi Gillette family! I have anxiously watching the New Commitment page on RR to see the lucky family who will be bringing Marissa home. I fell in love with her, and we inquired about her, but the timing wasn't right for our family :( I was beyond thrilled when I saw her on the MFFM page as we have been praying so hard for a family for her. We wish you the best of luck on your adoption journey!
    Ps. Have you seen the videos of Marissa? She has an adorable laugh :)
    The Trenda family

  4. Hello Gretchen! I was so very excited to see that Marissa had a family coming for her. I have been praying for her and thought for a bit that maybe I was meant to be her mama. I can't even express how my heart jumped for joy to read all about your family and the love you already have for this sweet girl! Please know that I will be checking back often for updates about your family's journey to her!
    Courtney Connelly

  5. Hey Gretchen! It seems like Marissa captured the hearts of lots of people! I have been praying for her for the past month and also praying for you guys! I prayed that the family that was meant to have her would realize their calling to adopt and move forward to bring her home as soon as possible. She is so cute and seems so tenderhearted from what her description says. Good luck with the adoption and know that we will continue to pray for you are her!

  6. So happy for Marrisa - she will have a family!
    God bless you and give you support and strength to go through this journey!

  7. She is SO SO cute! Welcome to the RR family!