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!