Monday, September 25, 2006

Referrals are Arriving from China

CCAA has updated their website. They have completed referrals for those families logged in between July 22 and August 9th, 2005. Again, our LID is Nov. 4, so we still have a while to wait. Please pray that things speed up, or it could be much later than we anticipated.

My predictions based on past referrals:
End of Sept.=Rest of July-Aug. 9th
End of Oct.=Rest of August
End of Nov.=September 1-Sept. 15
End of Dec.=Sept. 16-Sept. 30
End of Jan.=Oct. 1-Oct. 15
End of Feb.=Oct. 16-Oct. 30
End of March=Nov. 1-Nov. 15 (This could be how things play out for us if they don't speed things up, and SOON!!!!!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Saying So Long for Now...

We were awakened this morning by a phone call from Troy's mom saying that Troy's Mamaw passed away. She had been sick for several years, but this type of news is never easy. Our hearts are broken because of our loss, but we know she opened her eyes and saw Heaven today. We had so hoped that she'd live to see us bring Karsynn home, but that was not God's plan. I'm hoping she carried a message to God that the wait is getting harder and harder to bear. I was thinking today about what I want Karsynn to know about her great Mamaw Pearl. As she grows, we will tell her of the love that Maw had for her family. She loved her kids, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren more than anything. Although she never met Karsynn, she already loved her, too. We will also teach Karsynn about the love that Mamaw had for God. Although her sight failed her many years ago, she still read her bible daily. She found peace in the scriptures. This is not goodbye's simply so long for now. We love you.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

CCAA Updated Website

Well, it's official. CCAA has updated their website and they are finished reviewing all paperwork of families logged in through Nov. 30, 2005. We were logged in on Nov. 4th, so we are "officially" now waiting to be matched with a child. Now, who knows how long this will take, but it's great to know that our paperwork was all ok and nothing was wrong with any of it. The people who just received referrals at the end of August were logged in between July 13 and July 22, 2005, so they waited 13 months for their referrals. If this holds true over the next few months, then we don't expect our referral until Dec. for that would be 13 months. Let's hope and pray that God's plan includes a speed up at CCAA, but if not, then His will be done. We are SO READY for Karsynn. I can't wait to hold her in my arms, look into her almond eyes and let her know that everything is going to be ok. We'll be a forever family...then we'll get started on #2!!!!!