"T" minus 3 days and counting

Today, I received all my adoption paperwork from Lifeline Children's Services!  I also received the remaining funds via a cashier's check from a wonderful entity that has helped us out tremendously.

I have to say that Lifeline is such a top-notch agency!  Karla Thrasher is our representative and she is
so "together".  I rec'd all the paperwork organized by child and by which appointment (province or consulate)  She had a sticky on each cover with the few items I needed to add.  Lord--thank you for sending me my paperwork angel!  Most of you have never seen my dining room table-- but there are papers everywhere!!  So glad she got me organized and it didn't hurt a bit :)

As for the cashier's check, I am such a procrastinator.  I decided to be a day ahead of "the last minute" and go to the bank to send a wire and get the cash I need for China.  Would you believe the bank would NOT give me access to the money from the CASHIER'S check for 24 hours!!  I thought the cashier's check was as good as cash???  Now they place a hold on those too!  So--back I go tomorrow for the wire and the money...at the last minute!

Tonight I will pack a bit.  Actually, I do not like to pack too early because then I worry I have forgotten something.  Maybe I will make a list and cross out what I have packed??  Yes!  I think that is a great idea.

I will post more tomorrow on the last minute things I am trying to accomplish.  Daily posting is what is called for at this late date in our adoption.

Keep up the power prayers for the paperwork to get done in time for Samantha!  God was moving today as I dealt with the National Visa Center for a "peice of paper".  After three calls, I  had what I was after.  Thank you Lord!  

Through Christ alone~  Kelly  a.k.a. momma bear (when things need to get done)


  1. Kelly,
    I am excited beyond words for you and so I can't even imagine how excited you are feeling at this moment. I can not wait to follow your journey. Will you be updating your blog or do you have another venue for updates?

    You will be bathed in prayers from all over the world as you travel to meet your two newest daughters. I pray for their hearts to be open to you, for a smooth transition, and for a time of beginning to be a family. You are such an inspiration, you and Bill both, and I am so honored to be able to follow your journey to your children!

  2. Kelly. I am so excited to see how God is performing this awesome miracle and making everything come together perfectly. I can't wait to see what He does next!!

  3. So, so excited for you!!!! Our Lizzie was on one of Lifeline's WC lists and I couldn't agree with you more on the agency and in particular, Karla!!!! She was so wonderful to work with! Cannot wait to follow your journey! Piper was one of the kids whom I advocated for and prayed for!!!! YAY!!!!!