Sunday, June 18, 2006


Well, it finally arrived. Our I171H approval arrived on Sat. June 17th, 2006. I knew before hand that we were approved though. I called immigration on Tuesday June 13th and left a message. Then on Wed. June 14th I called at 9:00 am and left another message. At 9:30 am the phone rang and it was immigration. The man was laughing and telling me not to call anymore that my approval was in the mail. So of course I kept asking him if he was sure that we were approved and he told me yes like 12 times and then said "now you don't have to call anymore" and then said goodbye. So I burst into tears of joy and called my husband and then ran downstairs and told my mother. It was a happy day for us. But I got the approval paper on Sat. and now this week I take all my documents and head into Manhattan to authenticate them and hopefully by the end of July off to China they go. I think once we get the LID I will be able to rest easier. I know the wait is getting really long, but there is nothing we can do about it at all so we will wait our turn and hopefully it won't take more then 12 months. I would be happy with any travel date as long as it is in 2007. That is our wish, that we travel to China in 2007. But no one knows. Our friend Lori is in China as I write this. Her daughter Paige is absolutely beautiful. When I opened the e-mail up that she sent I was overjoyed. The Child is precious. I cannot wait to bring our little Lily Rose home. Until next time...

Thursday, June 01, 2006


I found some beautiful poems and I want to share them with all of you.


I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.
I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, We love you so and God will keep you strong.
Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...
Because tonight, just as always, we blow you Kisses In The Wind.
May God hold you in His hand until we can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, we are doing all that we can do.
Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.
But for tonight, just as always, we blow you Kisses In The Wind.
May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the Angels bring the Kisses that we send to you each night.


I didn't give you the gift of life,
but in my heart I know.
The love I feel for you is deep and real,
as if it had been so.
For us to have each other is like a
dream come true!
No I didn't give you the gift of life,
life gave me the gift of you!