Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's here!

We got word on Monday that our agency received our LOA!!!

We couldn't believe it!  Our LID (Log In Date) was 2/18 and here on 3/21 we have our LOA!

It was actually issued on 3/17.  Just 28 days after our LID!!!

Now let me back up a little bit and explain how it all went.  I wouldn't usually go into detail, but honestly it had God written all over it and I just have to share!

On Monday morning, I checked my email and there was one from our agency to the group saying they received 3 LOA's and 2 TA's.

I just knew we weren't one of the three since it was only a month after our LID.  In other words, it wasn't long enough.

Then the phone rang about 15 minutes after getting their email and my heart skipped a beat and it turned out to be someone else calling for my hubby.

So I got the kids breakfast ready and said prayers and asked God to please let our LOA come soon.

After getting the kids fed, I decided to tackle the paperwork that needed to be done for the next step for the adoption.  After all, I thought to myself, I might as well get it done, just in case our LOA comes next week.

So while I was working on the paperwork, I heard that another email came in, so I went to check it and it was from our caseworker at our agency sayng she wasn't able to have Fed Ex deliver a package to us over night, but we would have it Wednesday.

I thought, Fed Ex package?  What would they be sending us?  I mean after all we didn't get LOA.  

So when I scrolled down, there it read, our last name - LOA.

I jumped out of the chair and ran down the hall (to wake my sleeping husband who was home) screaming, "we got LOA!!!!!  "We got LOA!!!!!"

So I worked like a crazy woman getting the paperwork finished while we waited for our LOA to arrive!  2 whole days from the email date saying we got our LOA.

Today once the Fed Ex guy pulled into our drive way I was out the door with camera in hand.  :)  Poor Fed Ex guy, he had no idea what was about to happen.  :)

I asked if I could take a picture of him delivering our package and he was like, "um yeah, sure."  You know what I mean, with the sound in voice like okay this is weird.

So once I explained why I wanted his picture, he got a big smile on his face and said, "congratulations!"  "Why yes, you can take my picture." 

So here is the nice Fed Ex man letting me take his picture with our LOA.

Look at his smile  :)

And here's the coveted LOA!!  That means so much to parents that are adopting.

So all the paperwork that I was working on the last couple of days is finished and copied and is now on its way to various places it needs to go.

Thanking God for delivering our LOA so quickly and confirming one more time that we are supposed to bring Michael home!!



Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Wow, such a wonderful surprise! Your sweet boy will be coming home soon! Praise God!

Amy P.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Cathy! So excited for you all! Congrats!
Our youngest son, Sam is from Tianjin...a wonderful and amazing city!