We got it !!! May 16th infact ! What does this mean ? Why it means we will be traveling to get our girls hopefully as soon as Aug !! Now is when I freak a bit...being one who likes to know whats next and paln things out...not possible to do when one is adopting by the way..and God sure has worked with me alot in this area...Still its important to know how much money we need for this and that...How much flights will cost..Motels and food etc....Lord Im giving this all to you Jesus !!!! You carried us this far..I KNOW youve got the rest of it as well !!!
New pictures..it always warms my heart deeply to see sweet smiling faces on our girls !! They are growing and changing and that's bittersweet,we are missing so much. Peyton is 34#'s and 38" tall .. at 6 years of age,she is little !
We've been looking for a stroller for her,one that is easily transported,and strong to last and hold up a few years.Peyton can only walk using a walker or holding onto hands.She can climb stairs and she is learning and getting stronger every day...We are so grateful for her health and her joy shows in her eyes..Her start in life wasn't always easy...our family plans to make up for that by showering her with lots of love and hugs and kisses! Hold tight sweet pea..we are coming !!!
Got new pictures of Carrington Sophia today...she is growing so fast...makes my mommy heart ache to hold her! She is 31#'s and 34'' tall...Carri turned 3 in December...so she is healthy in weight and height and for that we are grateful !! Without further ado...here she is ..our smiling sweet hearts joy...Carrington !!
Lord Jesus place the burning desire on the hearts of many...Lord Jesus lead your children to make a difference..to HELP bring your special children home...let us all treasure children with special needs and see them through YOUR eyes Father!!
We are logged in...WHOOOOHOOOO! We had some paperwork mix up...seems they sent the wrong LOI..letter of Intent,and we needed to send them the correct one stating we are seeking to adopt TWO children not one...Anyway ..that set us back a week...We are officially LOGGED IN March 19th..
Now we wait for LOA..."Letter Of Approval" from China...this can take 3 months...We are praying of coarse that it doesn't!
Still holding on to traveling in July....
We WONT miss you !! With a mix up on our Home Study,we once again had a set back..not to worry tho..Our God straightened it all out and we are full speed ahead.We have our USCIS approval in hand.WHOOHOO!
I was able to talk with our worker at AAI,Ky Bower <she is wonderful by the way> and we are a couple weeks from DTC <Dossier to China> We will at that time be LID <Logged in Date> what does all that mean you ask ? It means we are 5 months from travel..we will be traveling in July or early Aug...Praying for July !!
It will be HOT in China at that time..that's okay..the kids will be out of school..making it easier to find friends to watch them when we are gone...We will be gone 14 days..Im excited and Rick is as well...having done this before,we know what a precious time of bonding this will be..
On another note..please be in prayer for all of the children and foster homes in Henan Province..there is alot happening there and many of the foster homes are being closed...the children are being moved to orphanages,its a very sad situation as many of the kids are indeed special needs and need one on one attention.Some,this is the only family they have known and they have thrived there...going into a big orphanage under staffed is a death sentence for them..Also please pray for the Nanny's..how sad it must be for them..they have dedicated their lives to care and love on these precious angels...not they must let them go..Both of our girls are in this province..it does effect Peyton..she was taken out of a large orphanage just 7 months ago...she was bed ridden and sad..in 7 short months this child has come back to life...
Please pray for God to intervene ..Thank you Rona
Our very precious,beautiful,worthy of love and a family, Peyton Reese.
Im the mom of the house.We have 22 children total.Some from Ethiopia..some fostercare and some bio.We have been to Ethiopia twice..we GO when God says go..Its not always easy..but then again it isnt about me either !! This is what God has called us to do..and this is how He has chosen to bless us !!!