Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rest in Peace my Sweet Baby Girl.........6/18/07 - 5/31/12

Floating Away

Floating away soon on angels wings,
Blossom, not yet 5, will a new song sing.

Across the river her Daddy waits,
Waiting to welcome his love.
Bursting forth from the gate,
Arms embracing like a glove.

Together with her Daddy, hand in hand,
touring heaven, that fair land.

Blossom, we wish you well,
We would have known you in this life.
Heaven is where you'll dwell,
Safe journey to end the strife.

Brother, sister, Mom hold fast,
Knowing soon, together at last.

by Tim Stowell

Friday, April 20, 2012

I have come to the end of my Journey to Bring Home Blossom Jaylynn. On April 17th, I received my Travel Approval, along with the most devastating news that my baby had been hospitalized, and it was found that she has a brain tumor. She is now back at the orphanage and deteriorating. I have prayed so hard since the news, my heart broken, my head hurts. My daughter has opened so many hearts, the outpouring of prayers and love has been overwhelming. If she has brought attention to the need of orphans, then she has done God's purpose, with so much love, I will always remain your Mother, and cherish the bond we shared from afar, never able to hold you in my arms, but forever in my heart. Your daddy is waiting for you in Heaven. My sweet daughter in China.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.
Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
- Albert Einstein 

Monday, April 9, 2012

I'm officially waiting for TA (travel approval)!!!!!! It won't be long now!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I woke up to an email this morning from (ACIVU) Adopted Children's Immigrant Visa Unit at U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou stating it has finished processing my child's Article 5, and is ready for pickup!!

Next step Travel Approval!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Visas are Coming! My Visas are Coming! They should arrive in the mail today! Whew, one more step closer to Blossom Jaylynn....!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Lord will open for you his rich storehouse, the heavens, ... to bless all your undertakings.--Deuteronomy 28:12

Friday, March 16, 2012

Yesterday I was feeling a bit low as I was denied an Adoption Grant, most likely because I am a Single. But, through this pain, was an outpouring of prayers and many asking how they can help. For this, I am so grateful!  Today, I am back on track, and focusing on the adoption. I also received my NVC letter of approval today! My Agency said travel approval should be in about six weeks! How blessed I feel!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I received my i800 approval in the mail today! Approval date March 8, 2012!! WooHoo!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My LOA (letter of Acceptance) is here! 2/21/12

I received the best news today that my Letter of Acceptance (LOA) arrived at the Agency!!!!! After 76 long days of waiting, I feel like I can breathe! It will be coming via fedex tomorrow, and then on to the next step!!!!! Praising God for his Love and Goodness!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I received new pictures today of Blossom Jaylynn having the cake  I sent her for Chinese New Year! I wonder if this is the first time she's tasted such a beautiful cake!  Enjoy little one, there's plenty more where that came from!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

If I could read her mind, I think she's saying come on Mama, I've waited so long!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I received this picture soon after we were DTC (dossier to China), it's one of my favorites!!!
Blossom Jaylynn enjoying the book in the Christmas package I sent her! I'm going to have to stock up on lots of books for her before she gets home!!!

The Middle of My Story!

This is written at the middle of my story. I am Dossier to China (DTC) on 12/1/11, and (Lock in Date)LID 12/8/11!!! But that's not where it all started! Back on November of 2010, my husband and I looked at a referral picture of the most beautiful little girl, and we fell in love. On 12/9/10, we received our pre-approval!!! Sadly, my husband went to the ER that day.....we continued our paperchasing and dreaming together of going to China and what it would be like to bring home our precious daughter. But, in March of 2011, my husband's illness grew worse, and as hard as he fought over the next few months, and as much as we never believed, he wouldn't get better....sadly,  he didn't, and on June 12th, my husband died.  Two weeks later, I received our notice of approval to adopt our precious daughter, you can only imagine what I was feeling! So from June til now, I've continued the adoption journey alone,  as a Single Mom, and through God's grace, got through it all, and now I am waiting for Letter of Acceptance (LOA)! My daughter who will be named Blossom (for obvious reasons) Jaylynn, which is a combination of my name (Cheryl Lynn) and my husband's name, Jay, has been the light and miracle through my family's devastating loss. My two children 12 and 9 are so excited to bring their little sister home!