Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LOA: Waiting Yet Again

Day 43: Feeling a bit conflicted with this LOA wait. My agency tells me that within 60 days of waiting, it should be here. However the FEW LOAs that have been coming recently are coming to people in the 100s. Wish I could fly to Ch*na and get this paperwork done faster, but I can't. I have to keep reminding myself that he is safe, but it doesn't make it any easier.

What doesn't make it easier as well, is the fact that EVERY single important step is announced via email. What does that mean? It means I am on a perpetual merry-go-round with this computer here. I feed the children, and then check email. Put some laundry in the washer machine, check email. Load the dishwasher, check email. Check on screaming child, check email. Help one of the older children with homework, check email..... and so on... You get the idea. No, I do not have a smart phone. My phone is quite dumb, but phone calls work... sometimes. Anyhow, I wish for the longer steps my agency would give us a phone call to announce it to us. Don't get me wrong, they are a GREAT agency and I love them and will use them for the next adoption, but I just wish they would call for the longer waits.

So, I continue this hurry up and wait game. I wish I could say that at the end of this I will think to myself, oh that wait wasn't so bad... YEAH RIGHT! I have this to remind me. Even though the wait stinks, I know it will all be worth it in the end.

A side note here... I think Joseph is realizing the age that Lee is going to be when he gets home, because everytime we see a little boy about the age of Lee, Joseph points to him and asks me if he is Lee (with a BIG grin on his face too). He is so anxious to have his baby brother home. He knows what Lee looks like (his picture is plastered ALL over our house and even in the car), but for some reason every child around Lee's age is Lee to him at the moment. Maybe wishful thinking?

So prayer requests: For the LOA floodgates to OPEN! Not just me, but so many other people are waiting for their LOAs to bring their babies home. My prayer is that it happens this week. I am still hopeful that IF we receive our LOAs this week, we can travel and be home before my family goes on vacation and I am left searching for replacement babysitters for my children, or worse case scenario waiting an extra 2-4 weeks to leave for China. I am still not sure how far apart they schedule these consulate appointments.

Well, I just typed a blog entry, so I guess it is time for me to refresh my inbox...



Kelli Bloomquist said...

I couldn't agree more and am also in prayer about LOA timelines speeding up. I want to go and get our little guy too!

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

The LOA wait is KILLER:( We are only on Day 37 and I'm already getting impatient! It's not encouraging seeing some upwards of 100 plus days:(
Prayers this week for LOA's for ALL:-)! Or at least, a better streamline process in China that gives us some sort of idea:)

Lynette said...

Look who I found :) (I know you from the DTC facebook group) I hope your LOA came, or is **VERY** near. I will watch to see if you post an update. Ours came, as you may know, and in fact I just received it in my fedex today. We were DTC 1/27 and LID 2/2. (Holt Int'l) Wu is so very cute. Just precious!! I love the photos of him receiving his gifts.