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Sunday, January 6, 2008

These little wonders . . .

Did you feel the earth quake when the fedex guy delivered our LOA for Tia today? the poor guy must have wondered why this family of 5 was racing towards his van (that had graffiti all over it!) as he turned down our driveway. I would think it could be a scary job delivering adoption packages to adoptive families!

Delayed hope makes one sick at heart, but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

Isabella took the envelope from the Fed Ex man and hugged it "YES!" she exclaimed "I have been waiting 6 years for a little sister!" and yes she has. Can you imagine being 9 years old and having waited and prayed 6 years for something?

It was mind boggling to be holding this beautiful document and check the box that said:

Yes, we accept the adoptee mentioned above. Oh yeah! we most certainly do! How very cool to know that Tia is almost ours and soon we will bring her home.
The signed letter is headed back to Utah and should arrive there on Wednesday - then on to China. Hopefully we will hear that we have Travel Approval by February first.

I have chills as the radio at this very moment began playing the song that has so much meaning to both myself and my best adoption buddy, Rebel.

Little Wonders ~ Rob Thomas
let it go, let it roll right off your shoulder
don’t you know the hardest part is over
let it in, let your clarity define you
in the end
we will only just remember how it feels
our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
in these small hours,
these small hours still remain
let it slide,
let your troubles fall behind you
let it shine
until you feel it all around you
and i don’t mind
if it’s me you need to turn to
we’ll get by,
it’s the heart that really matters in the end
our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain
all of my regret
will wash away some how
but i can not forget
the way i feel right now
in these small hours
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away
but these small hours
with these small wonders,
still remain,
they still remain
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away
but these small hours
these little wonders
still remain

Ok Rebel, I am crying . . . .

3 comments:

Rebel said...

The hardest part is over!

Really - what a great song and what great timing! This song has really "fit" since day one! I will always think about you and Tia when I hear this song!!!

We are going to China my friend!!!!

Rebel

Angel said...

OHHHHHH I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAACCKKKK! This is so awesome. I am seriously all choked up. Hugs, Angel

Robin said...

LOVE your FedEx story! I've got the teary eyes thing going on...
I hope your little Tia is home SOON!

Robin
St. Louis

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11