Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Good News From a Far Country X2

In my distress I cried unto the LORD and he heard me.

This morning, I received these beautiful pictures of Ellie Chun Chun. About a 1/2 weeks ago, I sent 2 outfits to Ellie, summer clothes I knew she would not be able to wear now that summer is almost gone. So, her guardian angel gave her the clothes and took her picture, and sent me pictures.

And, you know what? I knew she was a little petite. But, those pants are supposed to be capris. It looks like she'll be wearing all those clothes I bought for her next spring anyway!

But, the best news!!!!!!!!! The best news!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready???????????????????????????
Pictures this morning, and this afternoon

Our LOA arrived at our agency today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please excuse the overuse of punctuation, but can you hear me shouting? I was at school when I received the email, and I clapped my hands, and stamped by feet, and shouted, "Woo Hoo!" My students thought I saw a rat. LOL

Oh, happy day! Thank you, thank you, all of you for your prayers.

Now, in about 6 weeks we're going to China. We have to wait now on our TA, Travel Approval. Let's pray for speedy TA. Then we'll have our exact dates.

Look out Ellie, your mama is coming. She has been waiting for you a long time, and she's going to smother you with hugs and kisses.

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.


Kim Kenward said...

Praise GOD! I'm so excited and in tears with your wonderful wonderful news. I hope you are celebrating tonight, Robbie!

Sandy H. said...

Robbie, I am so happy for you and your family. I know this was a big load off your shoulders! The new pics are just beautiful! How will you sleep a wink for the next 6 weeks?


Beckyb said...

SO excited for you - I had wondered if you would get yours - I saw some other families in your same group and was hoping you were up too!!! Congrats!!

fivekidz said...

So happy that you will be traveling soon to bring your lil girl home. God does know the path that remains hidden to us. last summer (06) i started buying girl clothes 3/4t because I was thinking of adopting a 3-4 yo, when I saw my daughter and she was only 2 I thought she was too young(not that it matter she was my girl LOL) well here it is over a year later and I am waiting for my LOA. Just like yourself everything took longer but then His timing shall be perfect. Have faith and have a wonderful journey to bring home your baby girl. Peace and happiness, Bonnie

Maria said...

Robbie -

Maria here, checking in from the BCS BB. I was just thinking of you and looking for posts of updates when I found your blog address. I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I've added you to my Favorites and will follow your trip to Ellie with much excitement. God is good!!!


~Kim (and family) said...

What a beatiful girl you have! Can't wait to follow you all over in China.

~Kim (Ben's Mommy...COP Mommy)

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