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Over the Top…and a BIG, HUGE prayer request

My sweet friend at “Filled With Praise” nominated my blog for this fun award. Thank you friend! You know I think your blog is over the top too:).

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The award states you have to use only one word answer the questions, pass along to six favorite bloggers, and tell ’em you did so. I’ll be posting tomorrow’s reading…tomorrow morning…but just for fun I’m doing this tonight;)

1. Where is your cell phone? Coat.

2. Your hair? short.

3. Your mother? quiet.

4. Your father? funny.

5. Your favorite food? chocolate.

6. Your dream last night? dream?

7. Your favorite drink? coffee.

8. Your dream/goal? shine.

9. What room are you in? office.

10. Your hobby? photography.

11. Your fear? roaches.

12. Where do you want to be in six years? airplane (adopting again maybe?;)

13. Where were you last night? home.

14. Something that you aren’t? short.

15. Muffins? blueberry.

16. Wish list item? approval (USCIS)

17. Where did you grow up? Alabama.

18. Last thing you did? Ate.

19. What are you wearing? sweater.

20. Your TV? Off.

21. Your pets? none.

22. Friends? Love.

23. Your life? joy.

24. Your mood? happy.

25. Missing someone? BabyY

26. Vehicle? Dents;) (so not a good driver)

27. Something you’re not wearing? shoes

28. Your favorite store? books

29. Your favorite color? red

30. When was the last time you laughed? tonight

31. Last time you cried? today (my new cd mix will get ya!)

32. Your best friend? hubby

33. One place that I could go over and over? Beach

34. One person who emails you regularly? Addie

35. Favorite place to eat? Macaroni

And I’m nominating for the OVER THE TOP BLOG award to my 6 fabulous bloggin friends…
Kim, Kelly, Shawnda,Melissa, Dawn, Charisa. Their blogs may all look completely different…some update often others here and there…but the one thing I love about all of their blogs is that when you read them they are saturated with their love for the Lord. They have all encouraged me in my walk with Christ, as a mom and during my adoption journey. That definitely deserves an “Over the Top” award from me;).

I have a prayer request concerning our adoption, and our family would appreciate…truly covet…your prayers for this. We just mailed off our I600 to the US Immigration and Services. The form basically states that the US has approved your family to adopt internationally…why this form is often referred to as “the golden ticket”;). We had NO IDEA how long processing would take, and the office recently moved to Texas and the processing time is taking LONGER than usual. Currently, it’s approximately 3 MONTHS to process. Because of this delay–our agency is saying that in the best interest of the child, referrals won’t be made until you have this form returned. The way our list is beginning to move, it’s very likely we could get a referral in this time frame. So…I’m calling upon my prayer warrior blog readers!!! I mean, I’M SERIOUSLY asking you to join me in prayer! We need a miracle here people…and from what I hear about the USCIS…it would take a miracle of prayer to get our form back BEFORE we get to the end of the referral list. Will you please join me in praying over the next couple of months that the HOLY SPIRIT will act upon this for us and this form will be expedited…that some HOW our papers will fall into the right stacks at the right times to get processed quickly. There are about 6 steps our forms must go through, and we signed up to receive updates—so I will let those of you praying with me know when it’s at each stage so we can have a HUGE party (even if it’s cheering online and lifting our hands in praise in our own homes!) when we get that form and it’s here in TIME! Join with me praying…and if you feel led to pray this with me for the next few months…please let me know so I can let you know it’s progress! I’m oddly a little thankful for this…it’s an opportunity to see the Lord work and for me to trust in Him deeper. Thank you friends.



Jenny - January 9, 2010 - 10:45 pm

definitely praying!!!
strange b/c we have to have that approved before we can even submit our dossier and be considered a waiting family. we’ve been waiting on the CIS for a few weeks now … hoping they are speedy for us both!!

Amy - January 9, 2010 - 11:57 pm

I will be praying for you! I pray that we both get our approvals before working our way to the top of the wait lists!

Shannon - January 9, 2010 - 11:59 pm

Absolutely!-your family is already in my prayers but I will specifically remember this request when I’m praying.

Kathryn - January 10, 2010 - 11:01 am

Praying… And if the time gets close or referral comes, call your local senators office. We did that and they pushed ours through the next day!

But hoping it will all happen on it’s own!


Amy @ Filled With Praise - January 10, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Love your answers. You know I am praying…you have to travel with me…have to!!!

Jenn - January 10, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Andrea…we had our appointment Dec 23rd to be fingerprinted and received our FDL letter back in our mailbox the next WEEK! It was postmarked Dec 28th…I’m not kidding. So don’t freak out…it could happen super quick too!!


Nikki - January 10, 2010 - 3:34 pm

Praying for you!

Marci - January 10, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Puttting the request up on our Prayer Angels…it will be exciting to see the miracles appear…PRAYER CHANGES THINGS ! Psalm 91

Melissa - January 10, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Andrea, Thank you for nominating me. What an honor coming from you. Oh, I will definitely be praying that you would be approved really fast! Looking forward to Thursday!

Kelley - January 10, 2010 - 7:24 pm

I will certainly join you in praying for a miracle and for expediency!!!! We got our USCIS form back in under 3 months, so it can happen! Love you!

Karee - January 11, 2010 - 7:52 am

Hi Andrea! Remember, me? We spoke on the phone and you answered some of my preliminary adoption questions. Although I rarely comment or post, I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you all! We are praying about moving forward in adoption too. Also, thank you for your encouragement…I am reading the bible with you too. 🙂

kellycoury - January 11, 2010 - 11:43 am

I’m praying about the 1600! 🙂 Love you!