September 16, 2010


I have really been struggling with this post & have put it off for over a week. I didn't want to sound like I was whining or having a pity party for myself but we are at the end of this adoption process & it is NEVER easy & becomes weary. I was really having a tough time last week & it is so hard to try to be in control of a situation that is totally out of our control!!! God truly teaches us PATIENCE & I was not being very obedient in trusting in his time frame for my daughter to come home!!! There is soooo much paperwork & red tape to adopting & it all has to be completed before China will allow us to travel. WELL, there was a certain document that we have been waiting on & of course it was not delivered on time & it was delaying us another week!!! So our agency at this point was trying to give us a rough timeline that they felt IF things stay on course & NO other delays then we could travel anywhere from the end on Nov. or as late as the first of Jan.!!! The next couple of months are very busy for China with Holidays, Trade fairs & Asian games & that is holding a lot of families up from traveling. So at this point I am trying not to completely loose it but feeling so lost!! It is so hard to know I have a daughter half way around the world that has waited 8 years of her life to HOPE for a "Forever Family" & now God's plan is unfolding for her & I have to ask WHY is it taking soooo long for her to come home. She is just sitting there waiting & wondering who these strange people are that love me & WHY are they not coming for me. So, I am asking for every one's prayers that our timeline will be on the short end & we can still travel the end of Nov. & NO later than December. She deserves to celebrate her first Christmas!!!!

Ok, now on to the the fun part of the post & I am done being so sappy!!

We had such a wonderful Labor Weekend (I know late post) celebrating my niece's wedding!!! We stayed down in Brown County & it was such a beautiful weekend for an outside wedding. They actually got married on Sunday because so many of their attendants lived either out of state or out of the country & wanted to give them plenty of time to fly in. Anesa & Joe met at Ohio State where Anesa was diving & Joe was swimming & many of their friends were athletes as well. It really showed how close of a friendship they all shared during their time at school!
Anesa made such a beautiful bride & she is so ecstatic to be "MRS. DOYLE"


Bill (cycleguy) said...

Looks like a fun time. You better watch that lady killer Dahlen. Looks like he already had one woman swooning over him. LOL. I know you have heard it before so I will go sappy on you: God has a plan. He is seldom early but never late. will continue praying for this newest journey.

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Im so sorry to hear you are being held up with your paperwork!!! {{HUGS}} I hear you and understand what you are going through, it is so out of our control and sometimes it is so hard to understand that GOD is the one in control!!! Especially when we just want our children home!!!

I will be praying you hear something soon!!

We got our TA yesterday and I did not even think it would come this soon!! OUr agency is trying to get us to leave Oct. 22nd and get back before the Asian games! We will know for sure next week when they hear back from the consulate!!

Hang in there Girl!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh terri, I am so sorry to hear about all the hold ups with the paperwork. I know exactly how you feel..... I was in your shoes two weeks ago wondering what the heck was going on and getting so emotional knowing that our daughter was going to have to wait a few more weeks for us because of the holidays and lack of consulate appts. I realize that you have extra hurdles to jump through with the I-800..... just know that you and your family are in my prayers. Hopefully you will have her in your arms before the holidays. Hang in there and try to stay optimistic~