Friday, August 31, 2007


"O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together."

Psalm 35:3

Today is our 34th Anniversary and I am so thankful for you Ronnie. I love you more every day!

What a wonderful day to read an exciting "rumor" on the Rumor Queen website. If you are not familiar with this site, I have referred to it several times previously. It is sort of gathering place for adoptive families on the internet. Rumor Queen has a lot of contacts, keeps up with all the chat groups and different sources out there. Then she takes the time to analyze and research what she hears and shares that on her website. She is careful to inform the readers that these are rumors. She has a scale that rates the information and it goes from R1 to R5. At an R4 she puts her reputation on the line and R5 is pretty much a fact. Well, this morning she is giving an R3 1/2 to a statement from a European Agency that some of December 2005 LID's will be included in the September batch that should come out early next week.

OH MY!! If this "rumor" becomes a fact then that would mean our chances of getting matched with our little girl in October are much greater. Our LID is 12-09-05 so we once again have HOPE of having her home with us before Christmas. Also we both have several weeks of vacation saved up that we will need to use by the end of this year. If we have to wait to travel in early '08 then we will be using up next years vacation time early in the year after having just used up our '07 time. Despite all the above I trust the Lord and His timing in this journey of a lifetime. He knows and loves our little girl even now so we put all our Hope and Faith in Him.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1

I know that Ben, Carla, Marley, and Luke are very excited and really anticipating this next week when they will see the first pictures of their little Mei. It has been a long long wait and I am sure that from time to time just like us scripture like the one above was the only way they managed to keep from getting discouraged.

Mei will be so blessed with such a wonderful Dad, Mom, Sister, and Brother and all those sweet aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ronnie and I are praying for you all as well as that little girl who has no idea what a wonderful turn her young life is about to take.

We love you as soon as you calm down and be sure to post that sweet little face on your website.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Morning in China

We love to look at the sunset here on Wolfhill and over the past couple of years we usually say something like now the sun is rising in China or now it's morning in China. We recently had a unique looking cloud pattern that Ronnie photographed and it looks almost like a dragon...

Just cannot wait until we can hold our little girl and watch the sunset here on this little farm !!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Looking Forward to September

This next month will be very exciting for some of our extended family members. My cousin Ben and his family are expecting their referral. They have been patiently waiting for their new daughter and sister for many months. Their LID is November 24,2005 so they should be included in this months matches. They will probably see their little Mei's precious face soon.

We are praying for you all and believing that September will be your month!!!!!

At one time we actually discussed that we might luck out and get to travel to China together...but that was back when the CCAA was matching many more days per month than they are now. A couple years ago the wait from LID to Match was about 6 to 8 months.

Best Wishes You Guys... more to come!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

August Referrals

Click on the title of this post to go to the Rumor Queen Website. RQ is a really neat resource for families interested in adoption. She always posts a list of the families who were matched and want their website listed. I love this time of month and someday soon it will be our turn. Time for a new Little Girl to join our family. Our little one will probably be quite a bit older than most of these but then again maybe not...that is going to be a really big surprise for us. She could be anywhere from 6 months to 6 years old and we are really fine with whatever age our Lord blesses us with.

Remember that this time next month I will probably have a new cousin. Ben and Carla should be matched this month. They are really in love with their little Mei cannot wait to welcome her into their family. I will post her picture as soon as possible.



Friday, August 3, 2007

WE ARE 7 LID'S CLOSER!!!!!!!!!

The CCAA has sent out the matches for this month. We are 7 days closer. They sent out referrals for November 14, 2005 through November 21, 2005. YEAH. We were really hoping for them to get past November 22 which has a huge number of families logged in. Regardless we are so excited to think that we will probably get matched with our little girl within the next 3 months. My cousin Ben and his familyhave a November 24 LID are NEXT (probably)!!!!! We are so excited for them.