Sunday, September 23, 2012

The wait....

This is so much harder than I thought it would be...

Waiting and Waiting...
Counting days...
Comparing any and every chart I can find on China Special Needs Adoption time lines....

We are still waiting on a piece of paper from China called a LOA or LSC.  After we get that it will be more paperwork and more waiting....

I made a rule that now I can only look at time lines twice per day.  Yes, I truly had to make that rule.  I also stopped looking at so many blogs.  Too much time.  I found I was spending more time doing all that and becoming exhausted.

Then was reminded by a dear friend's blog - that the joy of the Lord is my strength!

He already has this planned out!  He is going to get us to our precious Meisi (pronounced Maycey) in His perfect timing.

Yep, I still plead with Him nightly that our paperwork gets through quicker than "normal."
Yep, I still pray He performs some type of miracle and allows us to get to her by the end of the year.

I also know He ALWAYS answers prayer.... sometimes it is "Yes" and sometimes it is "No".

I want His will, because it is perfect and always what is best for us.
I also want to hold her, love her, tickle her, hear her laugh, hold her hand....

Please continue to pray with us that we trust our Lord to protect and comfort our sweet child until we can get there and that it would be His will for us to get to her quickly.

Thanks you for your prayers!! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Precious Little "Bergen"

Update!!  A family is moving forward with Bergen!!!  Praise God!!!!  :) 

This is a precious little guy who I have been praying for that I saw on the Love Without Boundaries facebook page -

Isn't he adorable!?  He needs a home.  He also needs a heart surgery as he has a very complex congenital heart defect.  The quicker he gets matched with a family, the quicker he gets the care he needs.  He is inoperable in China, but here there are more options.

If he is your baby, and you want more information - please let me know!  I cannot give specific information, but Kimberly at Great Wall can help.  Her email is

Can you join me in prayer for this sweet baby - that God protects him and his precious heart and that God leads his family to him so they can get to him quickly.

"Every day of my life was written in your book before one of them came to be."  Psalm 139:16

Thank you.

"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask in prayer."  Matthew 21:22

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sweet Prayers

Do you ever question how much your kids actually get about what is going on in your life?  I keep praying for them to be prepared for our sweet daughter to join us just as much as I pray for her heart to be prepared to join us. 

Tonight God gave me a precious gift... a glimpse of what my sweet children understand and how they are feeling about our newest addition...
Tonight the kids took turns praying before dinner....

Ian (5), "Thank you for the food, thank you for mommy and daddy and thank you for our sweet baby sister that we are adopting."

Aili (8),"Thank you that we are able to adopt our baby sister.  Thank you Lord for giving us the pre-approval from China so she can be ours.  Thank you for providing for us to go get her in China."

Tears, Tears.... then my sweet kids realizing that mommy was crying...
yet not understanding why or how precious their sweet words and loving hearts are to me....

Thank you Lord, for blessing me with such amazing gifts.
Thank you for my children.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pre-Approval (PA)!!

Yay!!!  The Pre-Approval is here!!!!  They said 2-4 weeks and it took 7 days!!!   That means that based on the little bit of information they got in our packet stating we wanted to accept the referral for our precious girl, that China gives approval for us to move to the next phase.  Which is:

Translating our very long dossier (papers that took several months to gather)
Reviewing same paperwork
Matching - agree again that we are a good match still

Then finally we will get a Letter Seeking Confirmation (LSC).  This could take anywhere from 5-12 weeks.  AND our agency just said we cannot post pictures until we get that - BOO!!  Yes, I know others have, but trying to follow directions, as um....I have to tell my children to do so multiple times each time... lead by example right??  :)

So, praying now that we will be on the shorter time frame vs the longer!  Can you pray that for us too?? 

Patience is something I have always struggled with - lol....immediately think of the "Fruit of the Spirit" Song.   That song has actually been dancing in my head for two weeks since Pastor Bob did his sermon and asked about the fruit of the spirit...

I will leave it for you so you can have it dancing in your head too (sorry not too tech gotta click on this):

Thanks for your prayers!!!