Friday, March 26, 2010

Still Waiting.....

We have now been waiting 8 weeks for our I-171H from the Chicago USCIS office. I have emailed several times and have even left a message on their "emergency" number. But still I have absolutely no idea when we will receive it.
Our adoption journey to Mylee has been quite a roller coaster ride, full of ups and downs and even a few loopity loops. We have relied on the Lord to give us the strength to make it through each day...even when we thought we couldn't. I have to admit that within the last few weeks my spirit has definitely been bruised. I continue to read God's word and pray that His grace and mercy will surround us. We are extremely blessed to have such a wonderful family and friends who pray for us daily. All of my "His Hands" families have been a true encouragement as well. Your words of support help me each and every day. We know that Mylee will be in our arms very soon and the painful wait will be just a distant memory. Until then...these pictures of our beautiful daughter are what brings us joy! She is an absolute beauty! God has BIG things in store for this little girl...I just know it!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bathing Beauty.....

I'm loving these bath time pictures! I can't believe how big Mylee looks. Cheryl said she weighs about 17 lbs now. Just look at her chubby little legs. I love it!
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Moriah & The Berenstain Bears.....

These have got to be some of my favorite pictures yet! How sweet to see Moriah reading to Mylee. I can't wait until she is finally home all snuggled up in my lap so I can read her a bedtime story. Soon..... Moriah....this book is so interesting.
I love this book!
My little angel

That is so funny!

What a cutie pie!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Maci is packed and ready to go.....

The other day Maci climbed in one of our suitcases and said "Mommy, I'm ready to go to Taiwan!" I had to run and get my camera to video it. She is just so darn cute! Bless her heart...I think she is just as tired of waiting as we are.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Skyping Pictures.....

The last few times we have skyped with John and Cheryl I have forgotten to post the pics of Mylee that I took. So.....here they are! Just look how big our baby girl is getting! Her smile just melts my heart everytime I see her!
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Earthquake in Taiwan....

We got the news last night around 10:00 that there had been a 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan. And the epicenter was in Kaohsiung. My baby girl is in Kaohsiung. I immediately said a prayer, then got on the computer and emailed John and Cheryl. MSN news said that all of the electric had been down in the city, but I sent a message anyway. It was a very restless night. All I could think about was that Mylee was half way across the world and I did not know how she was. She honestly has not felt more far away than she did at that very moment. I want her home in my arms even more! God please protect her and let her know that her mommy is coming!
I got up this morning to wonderful news! Everyone was okay! The Dunns, Mylee, the babies at His Hands, the nannies and Holly & Trena and their families! Thank you Lord for answered prayers!
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Still Waiting....

We still are waiting on our I-171H to arrive. I just want to give a little heads up to others out there who are also in the adoption process. Pay close attention to the dates of home visits on your homestudy! When we sent in our I600A application we had plenty of time before it expired according to the date it was signed and notarized by our social worker. Well, apparently USCIS goes by the date of the last home visit...not by the notarized date. Unfortunately we found out about this the hard way! And I have to say makes absolutely no sense to me at all! But, we have to do what the government says.
So, we had to get our homestudy updated before we could send in another I600A application. This process took around 4 months total. This is why we are waiting on our I-171H at this time.
During this whole adoption process I have definitely learned the true meaning of patience. We continue to rely on our Lord and Savior for comfort as we wait. We know that God's timing is ALWAYS perfect.
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