Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Waiting, waiting........

Today is 16 days since our LOA arrived. I'm hoping for any day now that our TA will arrive. There have been some posts that Consulate Appointments are filling up. We must have this during our last few days in China. At first I thought, why do we wait twice as long as some people do to receive LOA and then be faced with the possibility that we won't be able to travel soon if we have to wait for a CA? But I force myself back to the verse in Romans: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.." We're praying that our TA comes soon, and we will be able to get a quick CA!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Waiting for travel approval

I will never forget the pure joy of finally receiving our LOA! We waited a long time and we are so excited to be so much closer to meeting Cate. This wait for TA is NOTHING like the wait for LOA, but it is still a wait. TA's usually take 3-4 weeks. Please pray for us that ours will come soon. We would love to travel by the middle of September. Thank you for all of your prayers and support!

Monday, August 11, 2008


We have our LOA!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your prayers!!!! I'll definitely keep you posted when we know when we may travel! We have lots to do now!!! I am so thankful!! Thank you Lord!!!


But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

Last Tuesday, we received a little glimmer of hope. We were told by our agency that our dossier was in the referral area, which is the last stop, and that our LOA should be issued within a couple of weeks. While I am daily placing this in God's hands, I am so hopeful that we will be getting news of our LOA soon. This has been such a LONG and difficult wait for me, and I can't express the ache in my heart to hold Cate for the first time. Please, please pray that our LOA will arrive soon. There will be some serious rejoicing in this house!!