Sunday, December 30, 2012

three little letters

We received the call from our agency on Friday evening! I had been avoiding taking a shower all day because I feared the call would come at that moment! BUT I figured my husband and kiddos would appreciate me more if I did.

Our FB group had been chatting all day and had a heads up that our agency had received 9, yes, 9 LOAs!!!! One was a family that had just received their call and we had the same timeline.

I also most preface this with the fact that we finally received our update (after 6 long weeks of waiting) on our little girl around lunchtime, so I wasn't too hopeful that our LOA would arrive this week. (I will post more on that later)

Here's how it all went down...

My nieces were here for a visit and we wanted to get one last bike ride in before I took them home. I brought out my cell phone and the house phone and kept them on the cable box outside.

We live on a cul-de-sac and all 5 kids were riding bikes. Wouldn't you know that just when I was out of the circle trying to help my sweet niece learn to ride without her training wheels...that would be the moment the phone rang...mid letting go of A while she wobbled along. I grabbed her and had her jump off so I could run down the street to grab the phone.

I missed the call!

I was so out of breath from running but managed to redial the number in hopes of catching YuPing! Her sweet, soft voice answered and gave me the fabulous news that, indeed, our LOA had arrived!

I thanked her and then began to cry.

I think I may have even told her that we loved her!!!

It has been a long road to get to this point.

If you remember, next month marks one year since we received the phone call from our agency telling us that the little girl, our Khloe, that we had been matched with in Th*il*nd was no longer available for us to adopt.

This adoption has been very emotional for us. So we've guarded our hearts and the hearts of our children. And we continue to do so until we bring our little princess home.

We can't post pictures of her until she is legally ours in Ch*n*.

But we pray that you will continue to follow our journey until we can!

Thank you all for your prayers and your words of encouragement!

Thank you, also to those that have purchased our coffee and also purchased through 147 Million Orphans! Thank you for your donations to our garage sale a few months back and to those who came and bought!

YOU are a part of HER story!

YOU are the hands and feet of Christ and we thank you and love you from the bottom of our hearts!

We are still brainstorming a few more fundraisers to cover the rest of our adoption expenses.

I will try to post more this week specifically about our beautiful girl and our update.

Will you please pray for her and her foster family tonight? Pray that they are keeping warm, that they have plenty of food to eat and that they will find peace with all that will be changing in their lives these next few months!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

light at the end of the tunnel!

I-800, I-864W, DS-230, and a few more. Signed, notarized and getting packaged for FedEx!
We are anticipating our Letter Of
Approval (LOA) within the coming weeks!
What a perfect Christmas gift for our family it will be!!!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

13 Years

13 years ago today, God gave me the desire of my heart! I can't imagine where my life would be today if it weren't for my husband!!

I am so blessed to be married to such a Godly man! Even more blessed to be the mother of his children!

I can't wait to see what else the Lord has planned for our lives together!

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