Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Expecting LOA between 2 ~ 3 today..... Woo Hoo!

Monday, October 26, 2009

LOA Update!

Ok let me start by saying today was not what I had expected it to be. And yet it all started last Friday, when our LOA had been sent to us via Fedex. We didn't know that had been, but it was. We had come to the conclusion that we should have our package stopped in OKC and we would drive there to sign it and return it asap to K. I sent an email explaining this to K and gave her the address on which we wanted it remain. When we received the the email back explaining that K had already sent it our way.... Yipee I thought we will have a day earlier. Can you believe it! So last night we began to prepare for LOA arriving and we would immediately head to Enid and send it back. We then heard that the package was not coming until tomorrow and it was currently in OKC. A few phone calls, we had requested that they hold it in OKC and we were coming that way. We hopped in the car and was about to head to the city, when we called to assure that it was being held. They told us OH NO we cant hold it for you, it is in the city but we cant release it to you until tomorrow. I refused to take that as the final answer but I was not the one on the phone with Fedex. So the final update on LOA is that is guaranteed to be here tomorrow by 7 pm, shipping via Fedex. Frustration filled me, but I only had a pity party for a short while. Tears streamed down my face, but I quickly realized that I am NOT in control. He is, not me. Why we are waiting is beyond my abilities, but I don't mind because He has proven over and over that He knows best, and who am I to doubt that. I do ask that you continue to pray for us and we continue this journey, with Faith in our Christ Jesus. We love you all!

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

For everything that was written in the past, was written to teach us, so that through endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:4

"Be still and now that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on earth."

Psalms 46:10

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oh my goodness... This mom is doing the happy dance! (and you all now that I cant dance). We are on day 94 of the wait for LOA, and today we received the very important email saying "Your LOA is on its way"...... Thanks Karla! During our bible study, and after I had shared my heart with what God had shown me this week about Peace, and being still and wait on him, my sweet husband came in and shown me the email. Now you know that I gasped and took all the air out of the room. Everyone reaction was priceless, and I was quick to share that we had LOA...... :) Praise you father, because your timing is best. I know my focus was on other things regarding the adoption journey. When I confessed that to Him this week and my dear friends, He delivered that very thing I had given to Him. Where my focus was on, to my surprise He still told us tonight that it could be very possible. I am in Awe, but not of Him because He is a God that loves me, answers my prayers, listens to my dreams, and praises. I am so excited to see the timeline before us, and have peace about it. Thank you my father for always being there even when I could be pushing you away!!!! I love you Lord, and Emily we are one step closer to holding you my precious daughter!!!! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Received a Blessing!!!

Hello all,

We have been waiting for LOA(letter of approval) for some time now, and still no news :( but much to our surprise we had an update on our baby Emily! As far as LOA, we have our paperwork done and we are just waiting for our agency to call us saying that they have it.

Now for the update..... We asked our agency to see if we could get an update around Sept. 1st and we were so excited to see this today. We got measurements of her and weight as well. She weighs 18 and 1/2 pounds and her foot size is 2 1/2 ~ 3 inches. She has a lot of hair, but still cut in a short do ~ :) Her mommy thinks she looks so sad, and just wants me to come and get her. Her crib looks lonely and she needs a buddy!!! Enjoy the pictures of our sweet Emily and keep checking in with us, we expect LOA soon!
Emily ~ about 13 1/2 months

I think she wants me to hold her, what do you think?

PS.... Remember the Johnsons in your prayers!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaylee!

Today is our sweet Kaylee's 14th birthday!!!! My goodness I cant believe how old my girls are getting. Kaylee, we are so proud of you and all your accomplishments! You have grown up so fast, and are such a beautiful girl, inside and out. We love your sweet spirit, your love for children, your love for Christ, your serving heart, your giggle, the time you invest into your friends, and the way you love your family (immediate and church). Kaylee we love you so much and are so thankful that God gave you to us to love. You are a truly a blessing, and a gift from God! Im so looking forward to what God is going to do through your life, and cant wait to see where God takes you. Happy birthday Kaylee, WE LOVE YOU!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Ashley

I want to wish my sweet Ashley a Happy Birthday!!!!! Her birthday was Saturday October 3rd, and we had so much planned this weekend that I didn't have some spare moments to blog about it.
So here it goes........ Ashley we are so proud of you and the young lady you are growing up to be. We love how you love the Lord, and love your family. We love how you take school seriously, and take pride in your accomplishments. We love that you put others first, sometimes even when you don't want to. But most of all WE LOVE YOU! Happy Birthday, Hope you had a great one!