I really had the feeling we would receive our TA this week, but nothing yet. However, we did receive a wonderful gift in the mail today. Praise the Lord!!!!!!
We received Da Xin's original letter (as translated two posts below) and four new photos of our BEAUTIFUL girl!!! Due to our agency restrictions, I am not allowed to post any photos of Da Xin on a public blog, so I have posted the new photos on my private blog. If I "know" you and you do not have access, please leave me your email address and I'll send you an invite. All of the pictures that we have received thus far are posted there.
One of the new photos was taken with her foster family. What a blessing it is to receive this. We would LOVE to meet them, but do not know if that will be possible for us. We have hinted to this in all of our letters to Da Xin, but have been told the orphanage will not arrange this for us. We shall wait and see... I am going to frame this picture of her with her foster family and put it in her room this weekend. We are so thankful for these wonderful people who have taken Da Xin in and treated her as one of their family for more than 4 1/2 years.. It is so obvious that she has been well-loved and cared for. And when she said they dressed her well, she wasn't exaggerating. She has been extremely well dressed in every photo.
Da Xin looks so very happy and healthy in every photo. Again, thank you, God!! We even received a photo of her in a ballerina-type costume performing at what appears to be a dance recital. Oh, what a wonderful gift. Now, if only we could get that TA so we could go over and get our girl!!!!! We just can't wait to be with her. But it does give me such peace to know that she is in such great hands until we can be together.
Here is a copy of the second letter she wrote to us. I still stand in awe of her beautiful penmanship! This just looks so difficult to me... and impressive.
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