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Friday, October 14, 2011

LOAs, Letters seeking confirmation, The Yes Papers

Today was the day we have been waiting for. Yes it happened. I wasn't even refreshing my email every three minutes. I was shopping with my Mom (with no kids, how crazy rare). We just found Adaline a Christmas dress and Wen a "My 1st Christmas" bib. I mentioned to mom, we have to get LOAs to travel by Christmas. I kid you not three minutes later the email popped up on my phone. Crazy screaming, crying lady in Marshalls. Beware shoppers in the toddler section. I'm so very excited and HAVE TO trust his timing. I wanted so bad to have our LOAs weeks ago. God knew exactly what our family needed. We have prayed as a FAMILY everyday to bring our babies home. It's so humbling to hear my Allison ask God to bring her brother and sister home. Thank you Lord!


9 comments:

  1. Hi Melissa, I'm Kam. I found your blog from the list on RQ. So nice to "meet" you!

    My husband {youth pastor} and I {homeschool mama and photographer} live in the South with two daughters {by birth} and a Thai Tornado son {Bangkok, 2009}.

    I wanted to comment because I noticed sweet Adaline's little arm/hand. We have just submitted LOI and received PA for our newest prince in Kunming. He has a radial club hand {AND five heart defects. :( } My best friend brought her son home {again from Thailand} this summer and he also has missing radius and clubbed hand. They visited Shriners in SC to see what the next steps were for treatment of his arm/hand. Thailand had done two surgeries {amazing} and they aren't recommending any other treatment at this time! Huge answer to prayer! :) I couldn't find where/if you posted about her need specifically...but it looks very similar.

    Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a line since our children had similar needs. I would love to follow your journey the rest of the way if that's okay!

    Love and prayers~
    Kam

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  2. YIPPPEEEEE!!!! Still celebrating with you!!! :)

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  3. So happy to see those special three letters in your blog and on luoyang familes! So excited for you! Hoping we aren't too far behind...

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  4. Congrats Melissa!!! Wonderful news! You're getting close now!

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  5. Wahoo! Hoping to get ours next week.

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  6. YAY! Congratulations!! So excited for your family :) Praise be to God!!

    -Tasha

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  7. Congrats! We got LOA 9/30/09 and travelled 12/25/09 to Luoyang...and we had massive agency issues or we would have left a lot sooner..(paperwork was lost). It is a great time to go! Best wishes!!!!

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  8. hey,we going to have two more babes--grand babes!! Seems like such a long time since all things started. Now time is counting down. hey, hey

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  9. So much closer to holding and loving my two new grandbabies. Thanks be to God. Grandma Deb.

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