Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hanging in there...barely! :)

Well we are well into our wait for final approval (LOA) from China....36 days to be exact! :)  (Not that this not so patient mama is counting! yeah right!)  We are hopeful that we will get good news VERY soon. 

For now, I feel as though I am holding my breath, trying very hard to just get through these days.  Guarding my excitement and emotions because if I didnt, I think I would honestly go crazy and have a good cry at this point.  We have known that she is our daughter for 172 days....and that she is just waiting for us to come bring her home.  Every day that I am missing with her, hurts my heart.  It's really hard to understand or describe unless you have been through this crazy adoption journey yourself.  I don't recommend it for the tenderhearted!  I know this is God's will for our family, He has shown that throughout the process but, it is a much more painful process than I could have ever imagined.  She will definitely be WORTH THE WAIT but, oh how I long to hold her.

The good news is that once we get our LOA we could be traveling in 8 WEEKS! woohoo!  So we are getting close to the end of our journey. PRAISE THE LORD! This mamas heart can't take much more.  So if you think about it this week, pray for us to get LOA soon and for me to be renewed with energy and peace for the end of this process. 

I couldnt take it any longer so we sent her another care package this week.  I sent her a toy, a little lovey blanket, a camera, an outfit and some cookies.  We also sent a list of questions we would like to know the answers to...  Asking things like where she sleeps?, does anything in particular scare her? etc...  The absolute BEST news is that we hope to get new pictures this week as well.  Can't wait to share them with you all.

Thanks so much for your prayers...they mean the most to us right now.

Much love!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel! We are on day 44 of the LOA wait. Like you, we were matched before our dossier went to China. I hope our LOAs come SOON!!!!

Amy (aggies9698)

Mark,Kim Lau said...

This is fantastic. Although I am in the same shoes as you, its a little different, because I am living in Jamaica while the adoption is moving forward, and our son lives with us. So when I read about all your feelings and emotions and your longing for your daughter, my heart aches for you. Because I know that is exactly how I would be feeling. Praise God for you and your family, this little darling is going to have a home soon.
This may sound stupid but what does LOA stand for? Maybe I already know. lol :-)

Kendra said...

Kim, an LOA stands for Letter of Approval. The final approval from China. :) We are SO READY! Then we start preparing for travel. :)

Ellen said...

Hang in there Kendra. Every step has these waiting frustrations. We too are waiting. Waiting for China to process paperwork so our daughter is officially available to adopt. Why can't more of these processes be done electronically to speed things up? I keep reminding myself that it is God's timing, not mine.

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