Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday, we got our LOA.......Happy Birthday to me!
Yesterday was my birthday, so I'm convinced that God wanted to bless me particularly today!
So that LOA part of the song...that's not how it goes....you ask, what does that mean? It means that tomorrow our friendly overnight mail person will be delivering a parcel, which will consist of a letter for us to sign. This letter will state that we really, really do want to adopt Emmy Xiang. So we'll scribble our names and pop it back in the overnight mail to be delivered to our agency. They will forward it on to China. Once the LOA makes it to the CCAA in China (as God allows, I might add) we can expect to receive Travel Approval (the coveted "TA") in 2 to 3 weeks. Travel Approval would be something to be thankful for, wouldn't it?
And THAT means that we could be in China mid December! It will be a merry Christmas indeed for the Brown family if we receive that precious present of our daughter (and sister) Emmy Xiang. Praise be to God for His wonderful gifts....He is so kind to us.
We pray that God will be glorified in our lives as we represent Him....here as we wait, and in China. Please continue to pray for Emmy Xiang, her foster family and for us, always thanking God for His wisdom and His timing, and for His goodness to us!