Monday, April 9, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!

Oh Happy Day, Oh Happy Day ... we have received our LOA!!

The call came in this morning and I couldn't be happier! Truly, I've been floating pretty much all day. Michael and I have both signed off on the document, checked the box indicating that YES, WE STILL WANT OAKLEY, and it's back in the capable hands of our agency.

We are still really hoping to travel next month. The CCAA offices are closed a full week at the beginning of May for China's Spring Festival, but maybe they'll process paperwork really quickly prior to the holiday.

Sawyer will be travelling with us and he has spent months preparing for Confirmation at church, which is scheduled on Sunday, May 27. My dream is to be home, with Oakley, to see Sawyer celebrate this Sacrament. Wouldn't that be wonderful?!? I would really hate for him to miss this event, but understand that we could very easily be travelling then.

His cousin and my nephew, Shelby, will be sponsoring him for Confirmation. Shelby has enlisted with the U.S. Marines and leaves for boot camp on Monday, May 28. I'm so very proud of him and we really want to be here to lend our support. I ask that you keep Shelby in your prayers as he prepares to serve our country.

I hope that everyone waiting for referrals, LOA or TA receives good news soon. I know firsthand how excruciating the wait is and thank God, my Savior, for the many blessings bestowed upon our family.

We're coming soon, Oakley!!

16 comments:

LIZ said...

Congratulations on your LOA...did you remember to date it??? I was so excited when mine came I just signed it and checked the yes box and sent it back by purolator...my agency called the next day letting me know I forgot to date it!

Journey to Mia said...

Congrats on your LOA!!!!!!

Francie said...

Congratulations :) Lori was so excited to get your call at lunch. I think she pretty much floated the rest of the day too :) I'm so happy for all of you, but especially for Oakley. I know it must seem like you have been waiting forever, but she really has - and now her very own family is within reach. She's a very, very lucky little girl! I just hope your travel date comes soon!

Jennifer said...

Jana...

Our hearts are overflowing with joy for you and your family! What a blessing!!! Things will go so quickly now...just hang on and enjoy the ride!
Love,
Jennifer

The Ferrill's said...

Praise God, Jana! Time to pack!
Praying for you,
Laine

Leslie said...

Jana, Sorry for the tears last night. I'm so truly happy for you, and can't wait to watch your journey to bring Oakley home. Finally you can have your daughter very soon in your arms.

Praying for a fast TA for you.

Leslie

Mommy-To-Channing said...

CONGRATS on your LOA!!! Hopefully TA will be speedy so you can be home for the end of May. Soon, very soon Oakley will be in your arms!!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam Hricenak said...

Jana, Michael, Sawyer, Hagan, Sullivan, and Oakley -

I'm SO VERY HAPPY for your family!!!

Mom-of-5 said...

Jana-
Happy day indeed !!!

Marcy said...

Isn't it funny that you had your "special sauce" moment right before another "special sauce" blessing? I love how God teaches us things, causes us to grow and then BAM - he just pours it out on us. Congratulations on your LOA! Hoping that TA & CA come quickly and Oakley will be in your arms soon!

AnnaClaire's Jie Jie said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR LOA!!! How exciting! Your sweet Oakley will be in your arms before you know it!

Beckyb said...

What a great God - He was speedy on that one!!! Now for a quick travel and consulate appointment - keep us posted!! We are praying....

kristy said...

congrats Jana ... i guess us girls need to get together soon to celebrate!

you all are in my thougts and prayers!

xoxo,
kristy maggard

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you. She is a doll. I know God has great things planned.
Karen Whitt

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