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Friday, December 26, 2014

Getting closer...

Merry CHRISTmas from our family to yours! 

“If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.
But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.”

So grateful to God for sending us Jesus! So grateful for God touching every piece of the journey to creating our family! We are just so filled with love for all of our boys -even Michael and Matthew whom we haven't even met yet. And what a blessing to hear not only our almost six year old pray for them but to now hear the precious voice of our three and half year old pray out loud to Jesus thanking him for his mother, father, brother and for Michael and Matthew in China - wow, wow, wow! 

While we missed the company of extended family, what a beautiful Christmas day we had with the four of us. What a great opportunity to just sit back and enjoy each other. What a blessed day!

I just finished placing a gift order to be sent to Michael and Matthew in China. We mailed out the photo albums we made for each of the boys. They will be sent to Angela with LadyBugsNLove in China who will add a toy and books for each of our boys. A camera with extra film and a thumb drive to collect any pictures they have of our boys. The camera and film with the thumb drive should be returned to us on our Gotcha Day. The good news is that our boys are in a good orphanage and the chances of them getting everything and us getting pictures back are very good! Unlike our previous experiences with orphanages! 

We are yet another big step closer as we received our Letter Seeking Confirmation almost 2 weeks ago. This matches us to our boys and approves the match. We are still looking at a mid March travel which I am pretty sure will be here in a blink of an eye! 2015 is just around the corner (unbelievable). 

Please consider making a donation to help us bring our boys home. It's great opportunity before the new year to make a tax deductible donation OR make one early in the year for next year. Please share our story. While we know that God has planned our family, these are our third and fourth adoptions since coming home in September of 2012 - just over two years ago- and we can use all the help we can get no matter the size! Thank you and please pray that God brings generous hearts to us as we get closer and closer! God Bless you and yours!! Thanks for checking in!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Getting closer

This week our dossier in China was reviewed - just another big step closer! Following that our dossier will be under "match-review" meaning out Letter Seeking Confirmation is on it's way! Once we receive the LSC then we mail our 1-800 petitions and then it's about 2 1/2 months until we get our Travel Approval (TA) then we travel to China usually 2 weeks later.......all being said that will get us to China in about March. Still a bit far away but another step closer!

So with that in mind and the end of the tax year approaching, please consider helping us bring our two boys home. If you donate to the Reece's Rainbow link on the right side of this blog, you can receive a tax write off! You still have time before the end of the year and no donation is too small! If you know of any company or business that needs a write-off, please share our story with them! We are far from he end of the bills coming in and are very grateful for the donations we have already received. We are considering running the t-shirt fundraiser again, so please keep your eyes open for it!

Thank you and let's pray for our two boys in China!