I was busy working on adoption paperwork pretty much all day....thats no lie. There is really that much and more! I did not hear the phone ring but Obrion came out and said there was a phone call for me. It was 6:30 pm on New Years Eve!! She said it was "Small World" . That is our agency and she knew it. I quickly raced to the phone and heard my favorite voice, Candy wishing me a Happy New Year! She then said....you know I am calling for a BIGGER reason than that right? Well.........
WE GOT OUR LOA!!!!!!!
Some of my silly, excited kids spelling out LOA yesterday while playing in our unwanted snow! The kids want it but I sure do not!
Ok Ok Ok.......many of you are going, "What is an LOA?"
Well.....Its our Approval from China to adopt our sweet Rowyn and Zekiel!!! YEAH!! this was the next piece of the puzzle that was needed.
It also means that we will get to see, touch and love on this beautiful sweet face!!( Yea...I caved and I am sharing her NEW picture!, shes beautiful , dont you think?! )
And on this handsome little guy in less than 3 months!!! ( wish I had new pics of him to share as well!)
To say I am excited, nervous and scared is pretty much an understatement!! There is so many emotions and crazieness thats going through my head, but most importantly......"Thank You God!!" because without him, none of this would be possible!!
Its also a BIG worry because we still lack close to $20,000 in funds to bring them home and that is counting what is in our Reeces Rainbow and Project Hopeful Funds. I an so worried and I am trying Not to lose faith in God because he choose this path again for our family and he certainly has not left us alone yet. We just need so much in such a short time! I know......With God, ALL things are possible!
I am also very sad because in China, this means Rowyn will most likely be sent back to the orphanage to wait for us to get there. Shes been in a foster family for quite a few years. I cannot imagine how her poor little heart is going to be broken and in an orphanage all alone, my baby girl will grieve the only family she has ever known. It breaks my heart knowing this and the fact that we wont be there to comfort her through such a hard time in her life.
Please say a prayer for our family and spread our need to everyone you know! Also pray for my little ones in China who have no idea how their lives are about to change!