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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Is this LABOR????

I can't think clearly about anything but LOA...Letter of Acceptance. Two things you can count on when adopting...1- Lot of Paperwork 2- You are going to WAIT...WAIT..and WAIT some more. not sure what labor is like but this stage of adoption is painful and make you crazy. I keep telling myself this our third time and it should be easier but each adoption has been it's own unique journey. Ian's story is very different because of the first family that did not complete the process. The problem is the Ian has been looking out the windwon waiting for that family for over three years and now is told we are going to be that family. The PAIN is that he has been adandoned twice and what he must be thinking about adults and their actions. Chris and I know that love and lot of patience will be beeded to Ian the time to trust we will be his forever family. The other thing that is very different this time - Chirs will be staying home and I will travel alone. We have discussed this over and over...Shy Guys concerns...I can't see the board at the airport...remedy will be wear my glasses. Can't carry all the suit cases...my remedy....pack less. STINK at paperwork....I will have to work on that one. Traveling alone doesn't worry me much as a 4yr old throwing a fit in the middle of China or having a meltdown on a 13 + hour flight. The one thing that I can count on is GOD HAS GOT MY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hey Nicole! I found your blog from our orphanage's yahoo group. SO FUN that you have a blog. Waiting is so hard, but every day that goes by you are one day closer. You know that though. You're the one who's done this twice before! I'm excited for you and think that Ian is coming to a wonderful mommy who will definitely be strong enough to take care of whatever his needs are, in China and back home. God has definitely got your back!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I just wanted to tell you how THRILLED I am you got your LOA, not only that I PRAYED SO HARD for this little boy when I first saw him on A Helping Hand's list. He reminded me SO, SO MUCH of our little girl!!!

    I had heard he had found his family but I am so blessed today to see this news!!! He has grown so much!


    P.S. Here is a blog post I did about him! I just wanted to share it with you! He really did remind me so much of my Li'l Miss. His wide smile melted my heart when I first saw it! Hope you get to travel soon! We are on a similar timeline as well!

    http:// roomforatleastonemore.wordpress.com /2009/05/16/could-he-be-yours/ (remove spaces)