Sunday, July 13, 2008

Documents on the way back

    We received our documents on Saturday morning.  They were filled out and sent right back. We had to write her official name.  So, now it is definitely Emme Mei Kathryn.   The papers should arrive at FTIA tomorrow morning.  From there, FTIA will send them off to China.  Then, the really long wait begins.  The wait for TA.  We didn't make it that far last time.  We'll be sitting on pins and needles until then.  

   On the way to church this morning, we said it already feels like it has been 3 months since Friday.  We did the math and it only took 7 days to get a PA.  12 days after that we received an LOA.  So, it really is moving fast, but every day feels like a year to us!

    If you are praying for us, first and foremost, pray for God's timing.  It is always the best (more on that tomorrow.)  But, also pray that it might be his will for us to go really soon!  The mid to end of August/ beginning of September seems like a horrible time for us to leave.  It's the beginning of the school year for Paul and in college ministry, one really wants to be around.  Also, with school starting, I feel like there will be real complications getting our other three scheduled while we are gone.  I try to remind myself that God knows all this, but 5 minutes later I try to take charge again!


Cindi said...


We are the Simmons. We leave for China tomorrow. I met your husband at the Kids Against Hunger event at my office, Berean Christian Stores.

We are so thrilled that it is so close for you. God is so faithful. Feel free to follow our journey as we do yours.

Bill and Cindi Simmons

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Oh, so glad things are finally moving along!

Gina said...

Hey maybe you should have some kind of a rename the blog contest, just to keep you entertained during your long wait. I'm sure we'd all be glad to participate. =)

Sorry I haven't had a chance to call...but I've been praying for you guys. I really love you all and can't wait to hear when you are leaving to get that little sweet girl. Keep holding can do it!

Anonymous said...

don't forget that i'll be living with you in september, if that helps with the kids at all :) i'm praying you get to go soon!