I am emotionally tired this week as our wait has grown longer than anticipated. Although there has never been a definate answer as to when we would travel, you just base your information on how others journeys have progressed. We really thought that we would be traveling the first of July. Please know that I am truly aware that God is in control. He has orchestrated this entire adoption and I give Him praise for bringing Sophie into our lives. I just miss her and I don't even really know her. Each day that goes by, I fall more and more in love with her and I can't wait to wrap my arms around her. I stare at her face everyday so when I do see her it will feel like I have known her forever. The above picture was taken in December by our friends that traveled to pick up their daughter. I know she looks so sad but I like this picture because I can see her little hands, her cute little nose, and tiny little lips! This picture also makes me sad because 6 months have passed since it was taken.
Sweet Sophie we can't wait to come and get you. Our prayer is that God will prepare your heart to leave the only home that you have ever known to come and live with your forever family!!
Well another week as come and gone without a phone call telling us our LOA is here. The prediction has been that we could have gotten it 2 weeks ago and for sure that it would have come this week. This is strictly rumor and predictions. So I will try to enjoy the weekend and wait for another agonizing Monday to come!
In the meantime, we did go to the beach for a couple of days to visit with my friend Val and her children from Virginia. Val is a very good friend of mine from my home town. Our children get along great with each other. I wish they lived closer!!!
Dondee came over today and painted Sophie's room. She is so very talented and it didn't take any time at all to get it done. I am so thankful for artistic friends!!! Thanks so much, Dondee, I love it!!!!!
Today starts a new week of waiting for the phone to ring. Tomorrow is my birthday so I am hoping for a LOA for my birthday!!! I did some theraputic shopping this weekend and yes :) it did make me feel better.......I have pictures to post but blogger is not wanting to upload them. I will try again later!
I want to say "thank you" to all my dear sweet friends that have sent me emails and words of encouragement. This has truly been a journey shared by all. I am so blessed to have a wonderful group of friends. I can't even begin to tell you how special and important you all are to me. You are my family. Since losing both of my parents, I have had to really learn to let my guard down and let others into that special place in my heart and take over the void that has been left with losing two of the most important people in my life. Yes, I am emotional, hormonal, and experiencing contractions---not in my uterus but in my heart!!!
Sweet Sophie you are loved so much by so many people. We are ready to wrap our arms around you and show you a whole new world!!!
Hi everyone!!! Today is Day 75 since our paperwork was logged in with CCAA. I just read on another blog that said their agency has received LOA's through 3/31. Since no one else at our agency is LID for March, I have had to depend on other bloggers to keep me updated with March. Our LID is 4/2. This means we should be next!!!!!! If we don't get a phone call this week, I may have to be sedated. It is so hard waiting for that phone to ring and jumping out of my skin when it does ring!!!!! Come on CCAA we are ready to come and get our Princess before the Olympics!!!!!!!
Just thought I would apologize to everyone that has been asking me do we have any news yet. I know that the look on my face is not a pleasant one but it is not directed at you and No! I do not want you to stop asking me because it encourages me that everyone is thinking about us, however, I am getting very anxious. Those of you that know me very well know that I tend to be obsessive with my thoughts and little high strung. Thank goodness for praying friends and God's mercy and strength. I don't know how people live daily without the power of God in their life!!! We will keep waiting until God is ready to work His plan together in HIs perfect timing!
Thank you so much to my dear sweet friends for the adoption love offering. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends. Thank you Michelle and to the others who had the same idea of putting this surprise together. I thought we were just getting together to eat dessert for Ashley's birthday. Michelle started reading us the letter that she sent and handed me a box full of cards. We were so surprised! The Lord has been guiding us through this adoption every step of the way and these financial funds are a HUGE help! We are grateful and thankful!! God, bless my friends for their kindness!