Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It has been difficult these last few weeks... waiting for our Letter from China... with no word of what the hold up is.

Family Outreach International is amazing. They have been calling every couple of days, trying to figure out what the problem is. It turns out someone, somewhere, mixed up some document numbers and it took awhile to get it sorted out.

I received a call this morning from FOI and they let me know that our dossier has been reviewed and the letter should be in Alberta by the end of the month. This meaning, that we can start planning to travel on May 3 - 17th. These dates are not set in stone yet, but very very likely.

Gotcha Day for Silas would be on May 7th!

Now, I feel like I can breathe and nest and prepare for his arrival. And there is a lot to fit in. Shopping, cleaning, cooking, arranging childcare for the girls during those weeks and preparing the girls birthday party, which will have to take place slightly earlier than usual, and a lot of packing!

But his room is ready... he will be sharing with Micah, once he is ready to move out of our room, where we will set him up for the first little while.


His dresser has clothes, but this mama will likely do a lot more shopping.


His travel backpack is ready to go and filled with stickers, drawing supplies, suckers, cookies, cars and a special t-shirt to come home in.


And because both girls were given a special handmade quilt from Grandma, my mom and I spent this past weekend making a rag quilt for Silas. It still needs to have the seams snipped and then will be washed, but we hope it will bring him comfort and warmth.


Like cold water to a weary soul, is good news from a distant land.-- Proverbs 25:25


the meaklims said...

Oh Mama! You are so organized for that beautiful son of yours! He is going to be so excited over that backpack! Now Godspeed on your paperwork. May is a wonderful time to travel! :)


Dianne said...

Thank goodness!! Such a horrible delay, but I am glad that at last you know what is going on.

Jessica said...

Oh Paige, I am so happy to hear that your LSC is on it's way. Praying for you, your family and little Silas. Jessica

Patrick and Christina said...

That is such good news! Hoping and praying that you get that travel letter soon!

Danae said...

Yay! You are seriously so organized. I was still painting bedrooms a few nights before leaving for China!
Hoping that time will fly by and that May will be here before you know it!

Denise said...

Yes!! Finally some good news. I'm so glad they got it figured out!!!

Marie said...

Yah! Glad you finally have some news. Love the rag quilt...they're by far my favorite, and so much fun to make!

Monica said...

Rejoicing with you on the great news. There is so much to do to prepare, but it looks like you've got a great plan. Praying things will go forward as planned and you will have little man in your arms soon :)

The Drinkwaters said...

So glad to hear that everything is sorted out and the letter is on it's way!

Monica said...

Wonderful news! Enjoy all that nesting - it's such a sweet part of the process!