Friday, December 18, 2009

Today is day 81 and I JUST got off the phone with my agency (who by the way does not call on fridays) and guess what they said?
That's right people WE GOT OUR LOA!!!
To make it even sweeter, it was six months ago today that we saw our little man for the very first time. It was love at first sight. What can I say I'm this boys mama!
I think I will have to go hug Wilson (our dog) as there is no one home today to share this news with. I did call Gary and he seemed very excited, as much as he could with co-workers standing near by as he got my call. I also called a good friend and she was thrilled. Other then that I'm telling you all!!!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend, I know ours will be AMAZING!


Kristi said...

yay, Yay, YAY!!! So happy for you! With the excitement of Christmas, time to travel will be here in no time at all! I'm moving you into the next column (from waiting for LOA to waiting for TA)on my "praying for China friends" list!
So glad you got to update again BEFORE Christmas with this news!

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Yay!!! I am so happy yours came quicker than average. That is amazing. My husband didn't understand the relevance of the LOA until he signed it. It becomes very real.

TAKE A PICTURE OF THE LOA! I wish I had. We have a copy of course, but I wish I had a picture, or even a color copy of it. It is a beautiful piece of paper!

Again, congratulations! I am so happy for you! Merry Christmas--I hope you have your I800 ready to go!

WilxFamily said...

I am SO SO SO SO happy for you!!!!!! Yay!!!!

Hopefully Mandi and I will soon follow!!

Oh, what a JOYOUS Christmas!

amy said...

WoooHOOO!!! I am so happy for you! Congratulations

Tanya said...

This is so exciting!! What a great early Christmas gift! I know having him here would be even better but for now, this is wonderful!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I have no idea what that means, but I'm all excited for you anyway! LOL Congrats!!!


Our Family said...

I am SO SO happy for you!!!! How awesome that it came on your 6 month anniversary of seeing him!! And what a fantastic Christmas present!!
Hope your TA comes SUPER quick!!

Tanya said...

I too don't REALLY know what that means, but if it's a pretty paper to photograph, I'm all for that!!! And if it makes it one step closer for your son to come home, HOORAY!

Tami said...


I bet it feels like you're moving again n this journey....and one big step at that. What a wonderful present! I hope your TA isn't too far behind. Congrats!!!


Chuck & Kathy said...

What a great Christmas present !!
I am so excited for you and your family. It won't be too long now and Gavin will be running around the house and playing. What wonderful news !

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the LOA is...but I am SO excited for step closer to Gavin coming HOME!!!
(would you believe I forgot my password so I couldn't post this comment under my screen name)

Nikki said...

LOA!!! Three precious letters when you are in this process! Congratulations on your news. I'm sure that made for a very exciting Christmas. I can't wait to see the rest of your journey!!! :)

Meghan said...

Congrats!!!! Great news