Friday, October 28, 2005

Adoption Poem - Get A Tissue!


I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams
You are here each day with me, at least that is how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are.....What's taking us so long,
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin.....
Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God Hold you in his hand until I can be with you,
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.
But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Hurricane Wilma

Well, we are happy to report we got no damage from hurricane Wilma! Thank you Lord! We were not able to send our paperwork out Monday due to the hurricane but I did get it all off today! YEAH!!!! It is on it's way and I don't have to worry with it anymore! What a great feeling!!! Our agency said, when they receive the dossier, they will send it out the very next day to Taiwan. Since we are adopting Ling-Wei through Commonwealth and Chia-Ho independently, we had to get a lot of duplicates for the paperwork and we also had to send the papers in different directions. Chia-Ho's went directly to Cathwel. Kind of scary but the girls and I prayed over them before handing them over so we feel very confident that God will guide them safely and into the right hands. Now we WAIT AGAIN! When the papers arrive in Taiwan, they will be checked for accuracy and then Cathwel will begin the court process. The next step for us is to hear that we have a court date. Sometimes you won't even know that you have a court date until the hearing has already taken place. When we hear that we have a court date, the next step will be for the judge to render a first decree. We should have a good idea of our travel dates around the same time that the 1st Decree is rendered. We are on the homestretch now! Please continue to keep our family in your prayers as we start preparing our house for two more precious children. The addition to our house should be started very soon!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Authentication Complete

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!! We received our paperwork back from the TECO office in Miama today! I guess the extra money we paid for 3-6 day service was for nothing (it's been 3 weeks)! That's ok though, we have them now so we press on. We found one more paper that needs to be notarized so we will get things rolling on Monday morning. I can't wait to get these papers out of our hands! Everything that we have been working for is finally done and I want to get it on it's way!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

September Update

Weight is 18.5kg and Height is 97cm
This is an amazing update! Sounds like she is headed for the right family! Update says that Ling-Wei is uncomfortable with the temperature of the room rising! She was not able to sleep on her bed and got on the floor to sleep where it was cooler. (Sound like anyone you know and her MOMMY!!) They got a new playgym in the toddler room and she loves it. She has learned to climb, play, and use the slides. Now this made our hearts crumble: When Prudence (an administrator at Cathwel) chatted with Ling-Wei this was their dialogue: Prudence: Did your big brother play with you today? Ling-Wei: (Smiled and nodded her head) Prudence: What did you talk about? Ling-Wei: Twinkle, Twinkle, little star (singing in Chinese) Prudence: What else? Ling-Wei: How I wonder what you are. (again singing). Is God good or what???? If you know our family, you know that music is our lives and we are always singing and have music playing where ever we are. Mark being a Worship Pastor, this made him very proud and touched him in a special way! I am sure she will be on the praise team very soon!!! What confirmation about these children fitting into our family.


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