Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Purchased. Today.

He's just a simple bear.

Stuffed with fluff and very little brain.

A simple little bear for a little girl across the ocean.



Because yesterday our dossier was submitted.

And just like that the reality of this adoption has taken hold of our hearts.

We have a room to prepare.

Because soon - soon - a little girl is going to be living in this house.

Oh My Heart!

I can't breathe.

I am gasping for air.

I don't want to lose her.

I don't want to lose her!

Oh Dear Lord - Please!

We were submitted.

All that's left is to wait for travel dates.

And here's the crazy because with adoption - there is always crazy...

We could travel in one month.

We could travel in three months.

The timetable is dependent upon the wording in Mary's file.

In her country, they have created a punch list of special needs that a child could have that are considered urgent. If a child has those any of those special needs on that list then their adoption is expedited.  Fast-tracked. Mary has epilepsy. Epilepsy is on the special list.

IF Mary's file has the correct coding for epilepsy then we will be crossing the ocean in a month.

If Mary's file does not have that coding then we will be crossing the ocean in three months.

We won't know either way for another two weeks.

That's crazy!

Honestly, we don't think the coding will be correct on her file.  But we are laying the groundwork to leave in 4 weeks just in case.

I would drop everything to be able to leave in 4 weeks.

Mountains be gone.... Gasping for air is hard on the lungs!

A boys' toy room is being transformed into a room for a princess.

Sheets for her bed are on the way.  A comforter. 

And a bear.

Filled with fluff and with very little brain.

But ready to valiantly cross the ocean to bring home the one who will whisper secrets in his ear at night.



Dear Lord - Please!


  1. Great news! Praying for your family and little Mary.

  2. Praying with you....Dear Lord PLEASE!!! I am believing that he is preparing her little heart to say YES YES YES!!! to her forever family. Blessings all around!!

  3. How exciting and how scary!! Praying for you.

  4. I want to find a little pram like the one she has there. OR just a pram that is much different looking to fill with her dollies. Sitting here crying because you can't just say 'we were submitted' you have to say all that other heartfelt, tear out your heartstrings bit too. That's exactly why I love you btw 😇🙃

  5. Praise the Lord! So excited for all of you! Will continue to keep you all in prayer and look forward to the updates of when she is finally in her forever family! Hugs from all of us!

  6. I just read this. I'm praying for that coding. Oh friend...praying so hard. God has led you. It's so beautiful. I may be in China crying when I see the first picture of your daughter in your arms, but I guarantee there will be tears. SO MUCH LOVE FROM TEXAS!!!!


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