Monday, November 30, 2009
Well we're praying this is our week. We are beginning the fourth week since our LOSC was sent to China. Our agency's best estimate is three to four weeks for TA so we should be right there. Our house is in anticipation mode and I jump when the phone rings. Please send us all your positive thoughts that this will be our week Kate
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We are in full get ready mode at our house. We have our visas and we are working on packing lists and gathering our documents to bring with us. I am so anxious about all of this you would think this was my first adoption, adopting Olivia seems ages ago. We are in week two of an estimated 3-4 week wait for TA. We are still thinking that there is an outside chance that we can get there and back before Christmas. I am also trying to deal with Christmas shopping so that if we can go before the holiday that will be all ready to go. Nothing gets in the way of Santa not even an adoption trip to China as always I am sure Santa will pull through.I have purchased some clothes for Matthew but am at such a loss because I have no idea of his size. The height and weight we have is a year old. Having an Asian child I know that she always is very true to the American size for her age so the items I have bought are 24 months and some 2T.If we need to we can purchase what we need in China.
This is the time of the year where my thoughts turn to being thankful for all the blessings in our life. It was this time last year that Steve and I thought our adoption dream was ending and here we are one short year later looking forward to going to bring our beautiful boy home. I remind myself when the stress wants to take over that my life with my wonderful husband and beautiful children is full. It doesn't matter if all of Matthew's clothes in China are too big or small.The only thing that matters is that he feels our love and patience during this difficult transition for him. Our cup runneth over---- Kate.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The call from our agency came last week to let us know our LOSC would be arriving this week. I just received another call that the document has in fact arrived and will be overnited tonight to us and will be returned to the agency tomorrow.We have been given the information for the travel agent to start our travel arrangements and obtain our visas.Best estimate is that we can expect TA 3-4 weeks from 11/9/09 and then can make our travel arrangements and consulate appts.There is still and outside chance that we can be there and back before Christmas but if not we will leave shortly thereafter. I feel as if a weight has been lifted and we are on the home stretch of a three year journey to our son.We are feeling a little overwhelmed with all that needs to be done but joyful none the less. Please pray that from here on there are no bumps in the road. We're getting there Matthew can't wait to meet you All the Best Kate.