Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hoping this is the week....

Really wishing I had more to update everyone on. We still sit here awaiting our next "A" (as in approval). If all my children weren't name with "A's" I would totally despise that letter. We have only two "A's" left...TA and CA, and if China would pretty please send that this week, I would be so grateful.

For some reason, I don't think they are listening to me.....

*crickets chirp*

Jay and I just got back from one big trip and now I'm ready for the next one!! Emotionally, I've done remarkablly better than the last adoption. Until this point. My arms just physically ache to hold my little boy, and my heart is just so ready to know he is safe and loved and HOME.

I'm not gonna lie, this part really really stinks.

Consulate appointments are filling up fast for December. There is a slight and I mean, slight chance we may not even leave until the end of Dec/first of Jan if this TA doesn't come ASAP. And ya'll, if I'm not with him on Jan 2, (his birthday) you may want to send a few people to come pick me up off the floor. I'm not kidding. Someone now organize a prayer vigil if we're still here on that day because I just don't know if I can take missing his birthday. Especially since we were told, "you'll be home for Christmas!" *sigh*

So that's where we're at....waiting. Raising money. Honestly we don't have the money to go this week even if they told us we could leave Friday. But it will come. In His time. Not too soon and never late. I believe that with every cell in my body.

Even when it hurts.


  1. Oh, my heart hurts for you. I know how that feels and Bill and I are praying for you all and little Asher. We met the Sims for supper last night and they LOVED Bella! They leave Wednesday and were in tears when they saw her and made me cry!

    Please know that we are praying for you and we love you. You have been such a blessing to us! **tears**

  2. Waiting for TA is brutal...especially as slowly as everything has been moving. I've said a prayer asking God to bring you and your boy together prior to his birthday...preferably Christmas! :) I'll be on the lookout for your TA. We're waiting on confirmed CA dates, so there's a possibility that our paths may cross in Guangzhou!

  3. oh girl I cant imagine that you wont be there for that boys birthday. And your right this TA wait his so very hard and this year is going by so fast.

  4. I am praying for God's perfect timing for little Asher to be united with his forever family!

  5. Ok sorry if I have posted twice but my new little Miss Sassafras from China loves the computer buttons! That said I love your blog.. your words, your sassy look. I felt the same way you did. I thought it would never come. We got home two weeks ago and it feels like it was forever ago and all the pain is a distant memory. Our first adoption was four years ago from Guatemala. It is easy for us to tell you to hang in there but as you know it is out of your hands... and what better hands for it to be in. Keep BELIEVING...especially this time of year. I wish I could help you get there faster...better yet maybe I can go with you to try to get that baby before the birthday.. I know your feelings all too well and you sharing them is wonderful. Hang in there.... it will come and before you know it you will be seeing your child and China and all the good and bad that come with it! (Meaning the travel and homesick and not knowing what they are saying). Hugs from North Carolina!

  6. Yeah!! Congratulations! See you in China....We got ours too!
    Lil' Asher and Isaac don't even know how their worlds are about to be forever changed.
    Praying that they will feel love and comfort immediately upon meeting their new mommy and daddy.