Thursday, April 17, 2008

Catching Up

So I realize it's been a while since I posted and figured I better in order to stop those harassing emails. So I am befuddled at the notion of this hit counter and think it's bogus. Do you see what I see? Someone explain this to me please. So it's been 4 weeks and 3 days since my LOI was submitted but who's counting. Since my last post I have learned a bit about peanut and have received new pictures as well as her finding ad. The photos were truly a gift. I saw a photo that I knew HAD to be her on A Child's Right and emailed the US office. By the next morning Eric (what a nice guy) sent me an email with a brief note and 9 photos. He thought she was quite unforgettable, as do I. I may not be able to post her name and photo publicly but look at the second page of China projects and look for the most beautiful child and that's her. Am I a little bias, OH YEA. All the children are beautiful so have a gander anyway. I also learned that peanut has moved again. I feel so bad she has had so much movement in her little life but glad she and her best buddy (a little boy) are still together. I am hoping for another update soon as well as PA. Oh let's just skip PA... I'll take LOA for $100 Alex.

So about her finding ad.  It's black and white and she was less than 5 weeks old at the time.  It is likely the earliest photo of her and she looks just precious considering the circumstances.  Per the translation it says she was healthy and chubby which is quite evident by her her multiple chins.  She fits right in !!!!!!!  I can't explain how I feel about the whole process other than I feel very detached emotionally.  I think it's only natural given the nature of the process and waiting on that illustrious approval.  What I can say is that my agency has been great, okay let me change that to my new coordinator is GREAT and makes me feel so uplifted when I am feeling down.  I am hoping to have good news soon.  I am still hopeful to travel before the Olympics since I had a 2006 LID and passed the review room last year.  Please think good thoughts for us both.
On a totally unrelated note, I had to get a new car and I am the proud owner of my first Honda. I had always wanted a little SUV but reality is I need a safe car that is good on gas.  I found that in my little Honda and the payments are affordable.  It's a tough time financially in light of the accident but was necessary.  So peanut will have comfortable wheels and safe ones above all to travel in when she comes home.

6 comments:

"M" said...

I am hoping every day that your LOA show up soon. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you will be on your way to your peanut in the next month or two. There just seems to be no rhyme or reason to the timing of things.

Am so glad you are learning great things about your wonderful little girl. Will stay tuned.

Beverly said...

Good to know you have all the pics and a new car to boot.

Beverly

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is great you got photos of bubs... what a special gift... I was venting in 'Asshats'... I hear what you were saying... I just get fed up - as we all do... you know what else... squish the ladybug... hahaha

Cavatica said...

I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see you in China with the peanut in your arms.

Also, could you email me? I lost your address, but I want to tell you something...

kris said...

Man I was so hoping you had PA already (selfishly, so the world could see her face!!)... hope it comes SOON.

And I'm so glad to see you post, I was missing you :)

sarahkate60120 said...

Congrats on your referral. I just had to comment on the "bogus counter". I put one on my daughter's blog as well. I was looking back at old posts and the counter started to jump around. With one click of the button, it jumped more than 500 in the count.

JAR