Monday, November 17, 2014

Chinese Visas


 So, Jason is on his way to the Chinese consulate in downtown Toronto. It seems like this is being rushed and it's stressing me out.

We didn't get confirmation of hotels until early this morning. Then we needed to fill them out and now, Jason is on the road, with nasty weather outside, to downtown Toronto.

This last minute thing is not for me. I like to know days or weeks in advance. Oh well, cannot change it!

Praying for fast visas.

Emily

Friday, November 7, 2014

It's Offical....




WE ARE GOING TO CHINA, DEPARTING DECEMBER 5TH, RETURNING DECEMBER19TH.

 WE ARE  ABSOLUTELY THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!

(this is me yelling it as loud as I can) Thank you God! You never let me down!
 
We are coming in less than a month little man.....Best Christmas gift EVER!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LSC'S

So, Gina emailed from The Children's Bridge stating our LSC's were back from MYCS . Meaning they were signed and ready to be sent to China. This was quicker then anticipated. That is wonderful news. Let's just see if other things fall into place, I am starting to think that Dec 5 is not going to happen.

Time will tell.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Feelings...

 This has been a very unhappy week for me so far. If I just told the candy coated side of an adoption, that would not be given the true picture.

Miss Diva was scheduled for her surgery on Monday, which was cancelled. This really stresses me out. Is this going to be affecting her speech, how intense is the speech therapy going to be. I sit sometimes, wondering what this surgery is going to bring. Fear of doctors, dentist, myself or Jason looking or having work done in her mouth. Is our attachment strong enough? does she trust that I will be there no matter what. I feel tears in my eyes for the pain she has to endure and the restlessness she will be facing. I love her so much.

Adoption isn't for the weak @ heart.  It's such an emotional rollercoaster. We receive our LSC super fast with the thought planted in our brain that December 5th could be our travel date,only to find out that there has be a lot of paper shuffling in order for that to happen. I want my son home. Is he okay? I worry!The thought of going to china, where my daughter leaves precious family and not knowing, my heart is broken.

I sit here, thinking about families! Seeing how broken ours seems to be. I've been hurt, Jason has been hurt, selfishness? maybe? There is no support! Why does it need to be so complicated? Things  have been said that are not true. I miss peace! Lord, knows the truth, and my heart! How broken it feels somedays. How do you mend? Move?Maybe?

Praying for guidance and peace. Hoping for love and happiness.

Em

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cancelled....



Yesterday Jason and I packed the car, loaded our little diva and headed for McMaster for her to have the surgery we were thinking and planning for, for four weeks now.

I was very stressed, stressed so much that I could hardly get my mouth to move. We arrived around 10:05 and looking for a place to park , can be a chore. We were sitting at the lights, ready to turn left,into the underground parking lot, when my cell phone rang. It was the head nurse, Madisyn's surgery was cancelled. There was an emergency in that operating room. I was sad but relieved at the same time. I am not good with this stuff.

Her surgery will be sometime in the New Year after Dru arrives home and we feel some what "normal" again. When jetleg passes, I will consider.

Anyway, I pray for that family, and hope everyone is going to be okay.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Look what we have.....LSC(letter seeking confirmation)

Yesterday(Thursday October23,2014) I walked the daycare kids to school,only to come home and find that I missed the Purolator guy. I was a little sad, these were our travel documents.

I called the Purolator depot to see if there was anything they could do. I told them that these were important documents for our adoption and I need them today. The lady, Donna, said she would have him paged but couldn't promise anything.

I waited all morning and round 11:30, she called and said he was in Guelph, was busy and didn't know if he would make it back in time.

1:17, there was a knock at the door and it was him. I told him that I could kiss him for making it back and thank you so much. There are still wonderful people in this world, despite the violence we see. Thank you to Purolator!




I wouldn't open the envelope until Jason arrived home. it was killing me but I waited. I am so excited!


Our LSC(letter of seeking confirmation) We had signed and accepted Zhang Yi Hui as our son and have the Purolator take this  to The Children's Bridge.

Then we need to wait for confirmation of our hotels and our in country flights are booked and we can book our flights to Beijing China.

Our tentative date for leaving is December 5,2014.
           


                              Me signing the LSC



Jason signing the LSC

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Welcoming Dru!

Since this was a welcoming shower and Dru isn't a infant, we decided to go with a toddler theme for the shower. I think it was a very cute choice and happy with it.


 Me with the presents. This little monkey got spoiled tonight and I so thank you for friends and the members of my family that came out to show their support.
                                                                little monkey...
                        favours that I had made. I know a lot of peole were saying I wasn't suppose to be doing anything but I wanted to be involved.

                                The cake...so super cute.... I think this is fitting for the event
 My friend, Michelle made Dru this quilt. It has little creatures driving the machines...too cute. Thank you so much!
                                                                                 me!
                                                playing a game...this was a very fun game
                                                        me cutting the cake
                                                                    Dru's stash