posting comments

Just wanted to let you all know that I am reading every comment you make.
I am not posting them to the pages though--since I do not have access from Here.
Please keep sending them :)
Also--everything seems to be in order now for Piper.  There was a delay with her paperwork but Lifeline and my hubby spent a lot of time on the phone with the National Visa Center.
So-- we are on our way to BOTH girls.  I would still love prayer for their hearts.  I have not heard much about Samantha's feeling about being adopted but I have heard that Piper is very scared and not sure.  Both girls must sign that they are willing to be adopted.
So --thats it for now...I will post as soon as possible when I get back from meeting Samantha!!  I promise :)
Much love to all of you!
Praiss to our Lord--Kelly

Kelly Rumbaugh
Ladybugs N Love
"connecting families an ocean apart"


  1. Kelly, I am so glad God is opening the doors for you to bring these girls home. God will also open the girls hearts to their forever family. Praying for you today!!!!


  2. Our God is an AWESOME God - Thank you, Jesus and hubby, for getting the last bit of paperwork ready!

  3. Just realized that I am signed in under my son's account - confusing, sorry! This is Donna - dlmcnew@wwestsky.net - not Ian!

  4. I am so excited I can hardly stand the wait. Hoping, Hoping, Hoping that Samantha Hope can find peace and safety in your smile.

    Did you know that Hope is my middle name too?

    Stefani Hope Ellison

  5. O Kelly, I am so excited. I guess it will be 1am here when you get Samantha tomorrow. You are probably TRYING to get some sleep now as it guess it is 1AM there for you!!. Deut 4:31 The Lord your God is a merciful GOd; he will not abandon you!! He did not lead you into this foreign land to abandon you or the girls!! I pray that their hearts will soften and turn to you!

  6. How exciting - you are almost there... praying for you - Lavonne and family

  7. Good news-so glad that you'll be able to bring them both home without any more problems. And the prayers are coming your way-no need to ask for them.

  8. Praying Kelly!! So excited for you and your girls. Praying for their hearts.
    Love and hugs,
    Lyn Thomas

  9. Kelly,

    Just know that you are not alone. Prayers headed your way and for your daughters hearts to be prepared for the Rumbaughs :) Enjoy this special time!!!!!!!!!
    -Bonnie V.

  10. how exciting- glad everything is coming together! praying for you guys and that Samantha and Piper aren't anxious or fearful when they meet you!
    keep sending the updates- we're checking them out!


  11. Oh Kelly...I am so happy for you guys that you have been able to see God's hand in this. What an amazing work of the Lord. I am so looking forward to meeting the kids on our next trip north. We of course look forward to seeing the rest of the brood, but it is always special to greet a new addition. Blessings and I will be praying for their hearts to be ready to receive the blessing of a family.

  12. PRAYING...PRAYING...The Lord will prepare
    Piper and Samantha for your family!!

  13. Praying for a joyous reunion! Praying that God would continue to be Glorified through this work that He has started and you are faithfully following! I am so inspired by reading about this journey to these two girls!

    Praise be to God.

  14. Kelly, saying a prayer for you that all goes well! You are such a great example of having faith! I hope everything goes well for you.

    Take care,

  15. Kelly,
    We are praying for you and your girls! Tonight Brinley's prayer included, "Please let the big girls have happy hearts and love." :) She was talking about your girls because we explained to them that not just babies are adopted but also big girls and boys.
    Can't wait to see photos of you with your daughters!!!
    God is in control!

  16. oh honey...once they meet you they'll be more than ready! I will pray for them though, you can bet on it!
    Be safe.....
    Love, Dawn R.

  17. Praying for you all...and especially for your sweet girls' hearts! I am DTC for a 12 year old and so I am living that out too. I pray for her heart to be ready for us. Know you are being covered in prayer! And tell Angela that Shelley Mansfield said hello and that Avery got the goodies she sent!
    I can't wait to see pictures tomorrow!
    I hope your day is wonderful!
    In Him~ Shelley

  18. Praying for the girls transition.. ((Hugs))


  19. Kelly:

    I will call you tonight! (morning for me) I am going to bed and will continue to pray for a smooth and loving transition for Samantha. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me...your faith is such a witness to others.
    Love, Maggie