Sunday, October 16, 2011

Waiting for TA (aka Travel Approval) The LAST STEP!

Well, we are a few days into our wait for Travel Approval and it is THE LAST THING we need before we head to China!  Typically, this can take anywhere from 4 or 5 days to 2 weeks.  So we are packing and getting things in order for us to leave SOON!  :)

Now that we are at this point, I am having trouble describing my feelings.  I am very excited yet, it almost seems like I am in a dream.  (If it is, please don't wake me up!  :)) We are on the brink of something BIG!  Something I have dreamed about for YEARS!  And the best is yet to come! As excited as I am, I am also nervous.  Nervous for Charlotte.  I think Jason and I have done all we can to prepare but, I pray she has been shown our pictures and that her little heart is ready for us.

This is definitely unchartered territory for us and I ask you to keep this in mind when we bring Charlotte home.  This is also unchartered territory for all of our friends and family.  So when you think "oh my goodness I can't believe they arent discipling her" or "I can't believe that baby is still taking a bottle"  just know we WILL be parenting Charlotte different than what is TYPICAL for a 2 year old.  We will be doing things to help us to bond with her and make up for the 2 years she was not given 1 on 1 attention.

Hopefully the next time I post I will have GREAT news!

With much love!


Dennis and Ellen said...

How exciting, you are so close! We will be sending a care package this week - our first. We are so excited.

Amber LEggio said...

How exciting. I am so happy for you. I will be praying covering over your travel and peace for Charlotte as she transitions into your arms. :) I can't wait to be at the place where you are waiting for our TA. Our Dossier goes this week to China. Then it is the wait for LOA. I contacted Bushel and Peck designs and she set my blog up too. I loved your blog. :)

Cindy said...

Hurrah! God is soooo good.

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