Friday, July 25, 2008

And I thought I was excited about an update... WE FOUND OUT YESTERDAY WE'RE TRAVELLING TO THAILAND IN AUGUST!!!!!

I am in shock and so, so excited and a bit in a daze... (Lowell keeps saying I'm "so pregnant"... meaning I'm doing things like putting conditioner on my hair (in the shower) before rinsing out the shampoo. Stuff like that.) Yesterday our adoption agency called and asked if we had plans for the last week in August... (AUGUST, PEOPLE!!!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW SOON THAT IS?????) We are scheduled for the August 27 board meeting in Thailand where we will be approved to adopt Kamin! We were expecting to travel the end of September at the earliest, so August is a total surprise. Goes to show you just never know what's going to happen! We were matched with our little boy in March and typically people travel 6-9 months later. We are travelling after only 5 months. WOW! Apparently God thinks it's time! : ) We'll probably fly out of Fresno Thurs. 8/21 and we'll meet him the first time Sunday the 24th. You can pray that our immigration application for Kamin gets approved quickly. According to the processing times found online for the USCIS office, we need a miracle. : ) But that's what God does, so I'm okay with that. I'll try to write again soon with more details. I just wanted to share our excitement with you all. You are definitely a part of our adventure! : ) But if you don't hear from me again right away, it will be because I'm working on travel documents and getting mixed up about things like shampooing my hair and not sleeping at night and staring at his pictures and walking around in a daze saying things like "I can't believe we're leaving in less than 4 weeks!!!" and trying to figure out what to do next. YAY and THANK YOU GOD!!!!!


  1. Anonymous10:34 PM


    How wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

    I pray that all that needs to still be done will go smoothly, and that the other stuff will be easy to "weed out" and not worry about as you prepare your heart to receive your new son!


  2. YEAH! I'm so happy for you guys. I can't wait to read about your experiences. Don't fret about the time - just make a list and keep checking things off!


  3. HOORAY!!!! we are so excited for you and hope we get to meet your little guy someday! we love you guys!

  4. This is the best news yet!!!!


  5. Congratulations!!!!
    Yippe and Woo Hoo!


    Any Q's just ask away!!! And yes you will be busy for the next month!


  7. WOW! I'm so excited for you guys! That's amazing to hear! And I'll be praying for you guys and the last bunch of paper-work that needs to be approved.

  8. WOW! what awesome news! happy packing!

  9. P.S...if you have the article handy that you wrote for CL mag (Train up a Child), could you email it to me at


  10. Ok, I just have to say that I saw Melissa at church his morning and she was absolutely glowing. She is SO pregnant and I must say that she looks pretty good for less than a month from "having a baby" :-)

    I am so happy for you guys. I can't wait to meet your little guy!


  11. Alicia7:24 PM

    Congrats! We are all so excited for you all and love how you are adding your family!


  12. I'm so happy for you! It's a little hard to hear that another person is leaving earlier than expected when we're still waiting. But, I think they want to test us and see if we are really still committed to adopting a teenager. We will hang-in-there and stay the course and show that we're in this no matter how long past average our wait time may be. Wish we could be at the same court date with you, but it might be stressful, as you say, to have to get everything prepare that quickly.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts and heart with me.