Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WHAT????????????? LOA?!?

I sit here with my jaw wide open. Seriously, I think I am in a state of shock. I just got an email from our agency that we received our Letter of Acceptance (LOA) today. After just 49 days.

49 days!!

Our agency has been saying all along that they didn't think we would travel until August or September, yet I have had a sense of peace that we would be traveling earlier. I still don't know how long until we travel, because a new process has been put in place that extends the length of time until we get Travel Approval, but I am thinking maybe late June?

God is so good!!! Many, many heartfelt thanks to all of you who have kept us in your prayers!

29 comments:

Jen said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! That is AWESOME Michelle!! I am SO excited for you! We are at day 34 on our LOA wait. This gives me just a glimmer of hope that ours will be sooner than later!! But right now, I am rejoicing with you!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Congratulations, Michelle!!!!! That is WONDERFUL news. And you are totally gonna mess up those RQ statistics, aren't you? Hee hee.

Missy said...

YAY!!!! You might have sweet Kara before she turns 11! God is sooo good! Boy, the stork is active today, as my friend just shared with me that she is pregnant. I love it when families grow!!! :)
So happy for you, Michelle!!!

Julia said...

Oh Michelle, I am SO happy for you all! I absolutely can not wait till you get to meet her and now it's closer than ever! YIPPEE!!

LaLa said...

So excited for you and can't wait to see her in your arms and in her new room jumping on the bed with her sisters : )

Hey, my word verification is SQUAT...hmmm, foreshadowing your upcoming use of a squat potty maybe LOL

Ohilda said...

OMG!!! OMG!!!! OMG!!!! OMG!!!!!

Michelle!! Are you ready? If not, get it going girl. Your daughter is coming home. PRAISE GOD!

I am so very happy for you. Wooohoo.

Love you,

Ohilda

Rebecca said...

OH MY WORD!!!! 49 DAYS??? Michelle!!!!! Seriously!! It took us 120 days or something... wow. This is AWESOME news! Now... hurry up TA and GO GET YOUR GIRL!

xo
R

Kate said...

God is good Michelle!! That is wonderful news and even just a bit sweeter by the sheer surprise of it all!!!

Conratulations!

Stefanie said...

AMAZING!!!! I am SO excited for you guys, Michelle... she'll be in your arms SOON!! WOOHOOOO!!!!!

Jboo said...

Oh my word -- that is so exciting for all of you! Speedy travel wishes!

Janet

Denise said...

Wow, talk about fast...that is wonderful. So happy for you!!!

Felicia said...

Yippee! Yay, yay! Congratulations. I know you can't wait until August

Todd said...

Michelle,
I am so so excited for you. That is AWESOME. It is a good thing you got her room done cuz she is coming HOME soon!!!!! Woooo Hoooo. I can't wait to meet her.

We are having fun but miss home.
Blessings,
Faye

Marla said...

Wow, that is fabulous!!!! Won't be long now until your sweet girl gets to meet her forever family! How exciting!

Chris and Deb said...

Awesome news Michelle!!! Congratulations!!

Sarah said...

Goodness! Congatulations!!!!

Ashley said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!! What a wonderful blessing!! Michelle, you must just be over the moon:) She is getting so close to her forever family - there must be an angel watching over your family!!!!

Rejoicing with Joy!!!

Heather said...

I was having a yuk day...rainy, dark, cold and then...YOU POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK and I smiled the big smile and danced the happy dance - yea!!!

God.is.so.GREAT!

Love you!
heather

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OMG......CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is wonderful news.....Good is definitely good!! You better start packing:)

Lisa

Gail said...

Whoo hoo Michelle! I'm so happy and excited for you. :)

day by day said...

Oh, my word...oh, my word!!!! Woohoo!!!! Remember the only thing predictable about the China process...timing wise..is that it is so unpredictable! : )
Wonderful news!!

Kristen said...

wonderful news!!!!

ellie said...

AWESOME!! That is such great news - I am really happy for you!!!!

Terry said...

Congratulations! That is awesome!

Angie said...

What exciting and great news! I can't wait to follow your journey to China again!
Angie

Alyson and Ford said...

Wow! What great news!!! Too exciting!
peace
fm

Stacy said...

So excited for you. I'm so glad you can travel earlier...especially since your sweet girl can't wait to meet you! We'll have to get together and celebrate :)

Virginia and Doug said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you are as surprised as I was to get the LOA this quickly. It's a nice surpris though, isn't it? Hope you to travel very soon. Who knows, we may be there at the same time.
Gin =)

DawnS said...

Oh my goodness that had to be such a shock to arrive so quickly!