Saturday, January 26, 2008

On the road again

Most of us in the adoption community have at least one shipping/delivery nightmare story. We have two! I can now safely say FedEx has seen the light and all is well :) Our LOA was shipped next day express from our agency in Alabama yesterday. I became concerned when I couldn't track the package for today's delivery. Apparently out here in the boonies we don't have Saturday delivery, despite the fact we've received numerous shipments on Saturday, but none as precious as this package. I admit, I am resourceful and persistent. What's more, we tracked the package to the OKC depot, but we weren't allowed to pick it up without the shipper's consent, and even then there was no guarantee the staff would cooperate and pull the package. Once again, Karla saves the day! We went to the depot, armed with Karla's cell number, the tracking number, and the name of the FedEx rep that approved the request. At first attempt, there was no budging, but when Clayton explained that this was the paper allowing us to bring our son home from China, things started happening! The staff was more than willing to locate the package, allow us to sign the document and return ship within 30 minutes. The same thing happened in 2004 with Kayden's referral. The two most important packages of our lives - I'd say they were worth jumping through hoops to get to! And this is why we chose to drive to Tulsa to sign Kambry's LOA last February :) Bottom line, the LOA is on its way to Alabama, guaranteed Monday delivery and should be in China on Wednesday. Next step, TA! Thank you, God, for being in the details!


Tammy said...


I'm so glad it all worked out for you!


LifeWithTheFerrells said...

Congratulations on your LOA! Come on TA!! I said another prayer tonight for your dad and your family. Praying for peace and rest. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. I just kept telling myself that when my mother was diagnosed with her cancer. God is with you and has everything under control. It is hard for us when we don't see His big picture, we just see today.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Please know that we are praying for you as you go through this with your father, on top of the emotional roller coaster that is a large part of any adoption journey. My the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ overwhelm you and strengthen you at just the right moments.
Dillon mom to Katie Joy

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