Thursday, September 18, 2014
Yes! We are Dossier To China!
It was 5 months ago that we committed to bring Kohlby home, and we finally have all the necessary paperwork completed on the US side.
Glad you asked!
Our dossier will be logged in with the officials in China (CCCWA) within the next month or so, and we then wait for the LOA, which is basically China saying our family is officially approved to bring Kohlby home.
We then submit that approval, along with other paperwork, to US Immigration where they approve our family to adopt our specific child in his specific location and then forward that approval to the US Consulate in China so they can begin to process his paperwork.
That paperwork will then be sent to the CCCWA, who will then issue our travel approval.
Once we have travel approval, our agency will request a consulate date, and once that date is confirmed...we book airline tickets!
Clear as mud? Thought so.
What's the time frame? No idea. But I can speculate early *please, Lord, let it be early* spring.
We need to get busy fundraising! But more than anything else, we must be in prayer and constantly praising God! Will you join us?!?
Praise the . Give thanks to the , for ; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Who would like to help a most adorable little boy come home to his forever family???? He is waiting in China right now! And his very excited family is waiting for him. They need our help to bring him home and you can be a part of it! My friend Connie Darnell Johnson and her husband have already brought home eight beautiful children from China. Each time they have stepped out in faith and in obedience to God, trusting Him to provide the finances they need. And He has never failed them yet! So here is where we come in! I have this really cool gadget up for grabs. Here are the specs: ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR 10.1" Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, 64GB
•Preinstalled Full License MS Office Home & Student 2013. Full Version Win 8.1.
•Includes keyboard dock with USB 3.0 port.
•Intel Quad-Core Baytrail-T Z3740 1.33GHz. 2GB RAM.
•Storage Capacity: 64 GB solid-state in tablet.
•11-Hour battery life. 1.2MP webcam. MicroHDMI. MicroUSB. Bluetooth 4.0. MicroSDXC slot.
It is brand new in the box!
What you need to do to win this is to buy raffle tickets from me please!
Raffle tickets are $10 for One chance or $25 for Three chances to win
You can pay me direct if you are local or through paypal
Please pm me for a ticket!
Little Kohlby and his waiting family would be forever grateful!
Yes, we are so very grateful!!!
Friday, September 5, 2014
At this point we can get practically any color you want! We will have yellow, white, deep red and bronze, and if you'd like another color, just let us know before September 15!
In two-gallon containers
You get a beautiful plant, and you help us bring Kohlby home!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Thank you for your patience! Hopefully soon, I'll have it figured out :)
But while I'm thinking of it, if for some reason you haven't received a Treasure tee that you ordered, will you please let me know?
Leave a comment or email me, please.
And if you'd like to get one, I have plenty!!
Women's Fitted S, M, L, XL, XXL
Unisex Traditional Fit S, M, L, XL, XXL
To Him be the glory!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A week and a half ago, Miss Joy had a scheduled sedated MRI. We thought it would be routine. As soon as we got out of recovery, we were wheeled up to our scheduled appointment with our neurosurgeon. After review of the MRI, Dr M was concerned about Kasidi's increased spasticity, despite regular botox injections.
He recommended we address the tether in Kasidi's thoracic spine, as well as a cyst in the same region.
Two years ago Dr M performed a lamenectomy on Kasidi's lumbar spine, and we saw major improvement. It was after that surgery that she began to walk independently!
Even in the fear of the unknowns to this Mama, I acknowledge that we serve a mighty God who knit my daughter together in her mother's womb and has loved her since the beginning of time, and He will bring her through this beyond our expectations. No doubt, He has a plan for our courageous Miss Joy!
TO HIM BE GLORY!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Little Bro' caught the garter...
Little Sis caught the bouquet...
Monday, August 4, 2014
She is a sister. She is a daughter. She is a treasure!
Everyone vies for "Life of the Party"...
Happy birthday, precious girl! We love you!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
While our stories differ a bit, there are similarities.
While our children share residual effects of their histories, they are each unique.
Whether I am writing or sharing deep posts such as these, I pause to recall the purpose of my blog. I'll admit that I've deleted many drafts simply because they didn't meet the criteria of glorifying God. The second purpose of my blog is to give friends and family a window into our daily
This blog is a journal that chronicles God's goodness in our lives. It reminds us of the dark places we've been and the many times and ways He has brought us to the light, whether by removing the mountain or refining us in the trek over it.
In summary, the theme of my blog is that God is ABLE! There is simply nothing bigger than our heavenly Father.
With each of Diane's posts, I will include her 'Note to the Reader,' and I would ask that you show respect and kindness in your comments. She has courageously addressed a topic that has been overlooked far too long, and to the detriment of families feeling isolated and guilt-ridden. You may read it here or click the link to her blog.
To Him be the glory!