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Her First Daddy Daughter Dance & the BEST news ever!

Today was the daddy daughter dance for my man and his little girl–and it was Loo-bear’s FIRST daddy daughter dance EVER. Sweetness. Of course procrastination mommy waited until today to buy her a dress…so after we finished our school work today, we loaded up and while the babes were in preschool–we hit a few stores. […]

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Leese - February 8, 2013 - 11:50 pm

What a super sweet gift God gave you in unexpectedly sort of ‘shortening’ your time…not that it really is…but in making it feel like it is! That’s so cool! And He can absolutely do May, too!

And what a precious evening it sounds like you each had on your ‘dates’ – the one at school and the one at home!

Candy - February 9, 2013 - 11:19 am

I have 4 grown daughters and know those feelings that you experienced when dress shopping with them. My oldest daughter always picked out prints that contained the color black. I protested, but my husband gently told me to allow her to be whom God had created her to be. He was such a wise man!

All 4 of my daughters are unique and different in personality….lovely and beautiful inside and out. They are my greatest blessings!

Erin - February 10, 2013 - 11:06 am

I don’t think I’ve ever commented but I LOVE your blog and I follow you on Facebook… So excited for you! I can’t wait until we are there, our homestudy is done and we are anxiously awaiting our I800A approval. Eeek! Following you makes me realize that this will actually happen and all this waiting is worth it! 🙂 So thank you and keep the good news coming! 🙂

a quick update!

Just wanted to let those of you praying for the host children I recently posted about know some BIG, EXCITING news! Edgars now has a family!!! I’ve been communicating with her–and we are going to help them fundraise as they recently just completed another international adoption and will need support from others to make it […]

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Karen Twombly - January 19, 2013 - 7:09 am

Of course I’ll pray for a May homecoming!! I know God wants us to pray boldly!! With man these things are impossible, but nothing is impossible with GOD!!!
~Karen Twombly

Joli - January 19, 2013 - 11:33 am

Hey Andrea! Joli here (mama to 5, going on 6 – 4 of whom are from China)…I’ve always heard that it is fine to post pictures after you receive PA. ?!?!??

Hannah - January 21, 2013 - 1:02 am

hi andrea, i just LOVE your blog and have actually been following for a couple of years now. 🙂 my husband and i are adopting a little girl from Uganda. right now, we are waiting for a court date to travel. our girl turns two in June. I too want so badly to meet her before her 2nd birthday!! I share your heart, and just wanted to tell you. 🙂 hannah


LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY! We have our USCIS approval! Now–we will hope that the Secretary of State is open a few days next week so we can get the state seal on this bad boy–and a few other things–and then we’ll send everything off to D.C.! After that–off to China it all […]

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Rebecca - December 23, 2012 - 8:20 am

Wonderful news! We are about a week and a half behind you. So excited that USCIS is moving so quickly. We are out of town and praying for a gift in our mailbox when we return. :). Praying for you guys and your little man this Christmas.

Kelly Brown - December 23, 2012 - 12:34 pm

YAY!!!!!!!! So excited for you!

sarah - December 23, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Soooo ecited for you – congratulations, what a Christmas gift!

A Papa’s love… {One step closer–thank you dad}

I had been putting off getting our dossier documents authenticated (stamped by the Secretary of State) as I thought it’d take us much longer to get through USCIS–but when they took us the SAME day we got our appointment letter and after we heard other locals say they got their approval back in a couple […]

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Jeanne - December 13, 2012 - 6:45 am

What a Dad!!!!! That story is awesome, and I love that baby will know that his Papa fought to bring him home ASAP!!!!!!!

Kelly Brown - December 13, 2012 - 8:54 am

LOVE it! You are right, it is such a blessing to have family who shares your passion. I can see where you get your writing skills from! :)Got your Christmas card in the mail yesterday and loved that too! I can’t wait to see what next years will look like with your new sweet son home!

Kristin - December 13, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Awesome! What a great family you have. And FYI-we received our approval today! Our appt was Dec. 3rd!

Wendy - December 13, 2012 - 5:10 pm

I am crying! what an amazing story!!!

Believe He Goes Before You {USCIS fingerprints…DONE!}

This is gonna be QUICK–this momma has little time to blog in this season of crazy…getting a dossier ready, homeschooling, preschoolers…but THIS story has to be documented for our sweet boy’s journey. YESTERDAY… …began just as a normal day. Kind of. We had 3 extra dears at our house–so 7 little children running around. In […]

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Amy - December 5, 2012 - 11:31 am

Thank you for this post! We too are in the early process. We have identified a child and trying to get all the paperwork done, before her file has to go back. Our hang up as been funds. This has all happened so fast we can’t seem to raise it fast enough. Your post is encouragement to my heart for something my head already knows, God is faithful and will go before us. Thank you!

Corinne - December 5, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Powerful!! Thanks for sharing as always….encouraging for me.

Kelly Brown - December 5, 2012 - 1:28 pm

That is soooooo awesome!!!! I loved hearing the story! It made me tear up about the official’s response to you guys. God is so good, praising the Lord with you as He prepares the way!

Kelley - December 5, 2012 - 1:31 pm

How awesome! You always share so well and leave us all hungry to walk closer with the Lord! Thank you!! We’re up to our eyeballs in paperwork too and appreciate the reminder to be asking that God goes before us with every form and signature. 🙂

Gretchen - December 5, 2012 - 2:02 pm

That is awesome! Praise the Lord! It’s so fun to hear good news! Praying your son home quickly.

Corinne Cline - December 6, 2012 - 3:05 am

You are always such an encouragement to me, even though I have never met you. And the timing of my reading your posts always seems to be straight from the Lord. We got an important call today in our adoption process, and once again, I needed to read your post!

Natasha - December 6, 2012 - 10:52 am

Yaaay! Praise God!!! So excited for you. We are currently awaiting our biometrics appt, too, anyway now… I keep checking our mailbox….

Jenny - December 11, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Oh Andrea! I LOVE this post! Praise Jesus indeed!!! Love seeing Him at work and going before us to get our kiddos home! Truly worthy of praise!