"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The long awaited "LOA"

After an extremely difficult 98 days of nothing but waiting, the day has finally arrived..... We received our LOA or Letter of Acceptance!!! This is what we've been waiting for to be able to travel to bring our daughter home! We are beyond excited! The typical wait has been around 10 weeks from here to travel, so we estimate travel to be the last week in March into early April.  If I'm correct in my estimations  :) ... we will leave March 28th with Gotcha Day being April 2nd & return home on Friday, April 13th........ that is IF my estimations are correct.  I pray they are not & that we are in China for Spring Break!  We know God is in total control & His timing is absolutely perfect.  And either way, we will be home as a family of 6 before Naomi turns 4 on April 20th.  And that thought warms my soul.....

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Lifter of My Head

Well, I have been very discouraged lately as it has been 77 days tomorrow since we received our pre-approval to adopt Naomi.  We are eagerly awaiting our LOA (letter of approval) from China that basically gets the ball rolling for our travel to China to bring her home.  It can still take up to 8 weeks after LOA arrives to receive travel approval..... so you can see my dismay.  We were really hoping to travel in February, but it looks like March or April now for sure. :(  Serious sad face!   Today, however, my Lord is sustaining me with sweet gifts of pictures of our girl.  We got an email with pics this morning from a sweet lady who traveled to MBHOH in December & then this afternoon opened our mailbox to find the two disposable cameras that we sent to Naomi in her package in November.  You can imagine what a blessing that was!  I just know it is my sweet Lord reminding me that He has not forgotten, He has not left me (or Naomi), and that He SEES.  He is indeed the Lifter Of My Head :)

                                                                Her pre-school class :)

She LOVES babies :)

Her precious pre-school teacher, Rebecca :)

Her ayi (nanny)

With several ayi's (nannies)


Christmas craft :)

  Naomi being a "little mommy" :)