Thursday, July 24, 2008

LOA Today!


No doubt about it, we were all ecstatic to get the call today informing us that our much- wanted and much- delayed LOA was here! We were actually wrapping up our annual week at our favorite beach when we got the call. Boy, did we have yelling and jumping and all kinds of displays of pure joy and happiness from each of us! Lots of praises were lifted up to our Heavenly Father for providing our LOA and for sustaining us during the arduous wait. We are heading out for ice cream for supper- not after supper- tomorrow night to celebrate.
Thank you to our many friends and family who have prayed for and with us during these last several months as the wait dragged on and on and on. (108 days to be exact!) We are so excited to be that much closer to meeting Ellie and giving her the love that has been growing in her hearts since October when we first saw her sweet little face.
Our agency expects us to travel in late August or early September so it looks as though Ellie will at least be with us on her second birthday although we may have to celebrate it in China. She turns 2 on September 20th and my birthday is the 22nd. September should be a great month for our family!
A special message for my dear friend Kim who has endured this long wait with me for LOA. Unfortunately, her LOA did not come today so her wait continues, and being that this is her first adoption, I truly think that makes it even worse. This is for you Kim: "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:14

9 comments:

Elaine Horton said...

Praising God today for His faithfulness and perfec timing!! We'll be praying for you as you prepare to travel. I can't wait to meet Ellie, in person, after praying for her for so many months. Celebrating with you!! The Horton family

Bo and Becky said...

Congratulations!! I know you all thought this day would never come. We are celebrating with you!!

Cindy said...

I've been checking your blog every day so I was very excited to see that this morning when I checked it had been updated. Congratulations on your LOA! I know how big a day this is. I can't wait to see a new post soon when your TA arrives!

Cindy

Sharon said...

Love, love, love the pictures! Thank you so much for calling me when you got the LOA!!! I'm so glad I got to be a part of your family's excitement! I am above and beyond happy for all of you...especially ELLIE!!!

Hugs and love!
Sharon :)

Danny and Rebecca said...

SUPER!! Love how you captured the children in the air!! Can't wait to meet Ellie!
love, Rebecca and Danny

eastandwest said...

Wahoo! I got the news from Sheri today. Rejoicing with you all!

Bobby and Jennifer Barbee and family said...

Yeah!!!! We can't wait to see that sweet little Ellie! Eat some ice cream for us!

Emily said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been waiting to see that news posted on your blog! So happy for you! Can't wait to follow your journey in China once again!

Cyndi said...

Oh how exciting!!! That is something to celebrate. Enjoy the end of your vacation I am sure this has just made it complete.