Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LOA!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, we have our LOA!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!!! On Monday, April 27, 2009, we received an e-mail and a phone call from our agency saying we had our LOA. We should, and should being the key word, travel in 6-9 weeks. This was the most amazing news we could have gotten. We will have our baby girl soon. I have been having a very hard time with this wait, then what happened with our Dossier getting over looked in the last batch of LOA's, I was really having a hard time. Very frustrated and all my patience was gone. After our baby shower on Sunday, I was feeling better. It just lifted my spirits so much. Then when we got the news Monday that we had LOA, well that really lifted my spirits. I was definitely on cloud nine, still am. I don't think my feet have touched the ground yet. I am so HAPPY!!!
Fed-Ex delivered our LOA to us today. Since we are a Hague family, we had a couple of extra documents that we had to fill out. CCAI sent them to us yesterday by email. We were able to get them all filled out last night and when we got our package today, we signed our documents and got them back in the mail today to CCAI. They will receive them tomorrow, review them and hopefully get them sent on there way to Missouri tomorrow, by Fed-Ex. This is were our I 800 will be approved, once it is approved, it will be on it's way to Guangzhou, China where our Article 5 will be issued, then on to CCAA so they can issue us TA (travel approval).
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We ask that you continue to pray for us as we go through the rest of this process and please pray for LeahJean to keep her safe and healthy and protected until we can get her. Also pray for her as her little life as she has know for the past year will soon be up-rooted. That she will adjust well and quickly with us. WOW it won't be long now. Hold on just a little bit longer baby girl, we will be there soon.

Baby Shower

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, our Church family gave us the most amazing baby shower. Thank you all so much. You are all the best. We couldn't ask for a better Church family. We love all of you so very much. LeahJean has got to get home soon cause she has the most beautiful clothes any little girl could ask for. We got dresses, short sets, pant sets, capri's, shirts, PJ's, blankets, towel, hair bows, socks, undies, tote bag, back pack, toys, baby dolls, her first barbie, baiting suit, beach towel, sand bucket, little beach chair, beach stuff to play in the sand with, ect. WOW!!!!It was truely amazing. Enjoy the slide show.

Love,
Melissa

Sunday, April 19, 2009

LeahJean, Easter and Sandy's Senior Prom

We are still waiting on our LOA from China. Once we get it, we should travel in 6-9 weeks. We should be receiving our LOA anyday now. Actually we should have had it last week, but we found out Thursday that the CCAA (China Center of Adoption Affairs)had accidently over looked our LOA. I was so devistated. They are aware of it and are working on it. We were told it would be soon, soon as in days or weeks, we don't know. I am hoping days. I have my fingers crossed for one day this week. Please pray that it is this week. This wait has been so much harder than the other two. I am so very frustrated. Some days I could scream, others all I want to do is cry. With that being said, it now looks like late June or July before we will have our precious little girl home.

We have been staying busy the past few weeks. Last week we celebrated Easter at our house. it is always a big event. Lots of food, fellowship, family, freinds and the Easter egg hunt. We had a blast.

This weekend was Sandy's Senior Prom, so we were busy getting hair done, make-up, getting dressed and taking lots of pictures. It was so much fun, an all day event. The end results were beautiful. They had a great time at dinner, Prom and a concert after prom. A busy day for them and a late night.

Next weekend our Church is having a baby shower for us. I am so excited. Thank you Tina for doing this. It means so much to us. We love you.

May 16th we are going to be having a big yard sale at our Church to help raise money to help with the adoption exspenses for LeahJean. Please pray that this turns out well. If you have anything you would like to donate, we would love to put it in the yard sell.

Please be in prayer for me as on Tuesday I will be having a medical procedure done that requires me to be put to sleep. I haven't said anything to anyone, cause I really feel as if everything is ok. I don't want to bother anyone and cause any unnessary worring. It is one of those things my doctors wants to do to just make sure. He even thinks all is good, but gotta be sure. So just please pray that all is good.

Sorry so long. I have attached a slide show of random pictures, please enjoy.

We love you all

Just a Few Pictures We Have Received

Just a Few Pictures We Have Received
Such a Sad Little Face

Happy Baby Girl

Just Want to Pinch Those Little Cheeks