Fifteen years ago, we stood before our family and God, pledging to love each other thru good times and bad, for richer or poorer, thru sickness and health...I remember when we first met...you thought I was stuck up....I thought you were overbearing and obnoxious. I am not sure when things changed between us, but I knew it was meant to be....

We have certainly have had our share of bad times....thankfully we have also had our share of the good times. Thru all these years, I am so glad that I had you to stand by my side. There is no one else I would rather have there...You have held me up when my life looked the bleakest, you have kept me strong when I would have faltered..

As we enter a new chapter in our lives, the one where we become parents for the first time, I am so glad that I get to experience this special time with you, we have waited so long, my love.

Happy Anniversary...
We receive our referral information by Fedex today. That sneaky little Fedex guy dropped off the envelope without me knowing he was there...so I didn't get a photo of that...oh well..

We signed all the paperwork and sent it to our agency. I also took care of sending out a care package for Mia..
Now we just have to wait for TA (Travel Approval)..I hope it doesn't take too long.. :0)

Oh yeah, we originally were told she was in an orphanage, but it turns out that she has been in foster care..I am really happy with that....I feel so much better knowing that she has someone to really care for her and love her...I am a little torn up about having to take her away from that....the only family she has known in her young life...

She is an adorable little dumpling isn't she. Rich and I love her to pieces already...Can't wait to meet her. I hope she likes us too!






I am just blown away....I cannot even begin to tell you all the feelings rushing around my mind and body right now....She is beautiful, she is perfect, we are so inlove with our daughter!!!

Introducing Mia Min Yun Tong. Her birthday is 1/07/2009 she is 7 months old. She weighs 11lbs(little peanut) and is 22 inches long. She can hold her head up, grabs for toys, is active an likes music. She is smiling and laughing!

Got an email from our agency today, saying that their courier has a package from CCAA due to arrive on Friday...


All I can say is BRING IT ON!!!



Some where is this room, on these shelves, our dossier has sat for over 3 years. It has not known the sadness, anguish and heartbreak that these 3 years of waiting have wrought...It has occupied it's own space, filled with a hope, a promise and an expectant love waiting to be given...


Soon, this dusty file will be opened....

Soon, the photographs of a hopeful couple will see the light of day once again...

Soon, a child without a family will meet the couple who have carried that child in their hearts for what seems like a lifetime....

Soon to become a family......


It could be within a week we will see her face, it could be a little longer than that...but soon,.....

Well, it doesn't look like any referrals will be coming today. The referrals received in Finland appear to be a rogue batch...sent just to torture the rest of us...PHOOEY!!

So let the waiting begin again,.....Ugh....This is HARD!
There is a post on Rumor Queen, that at least three families from Finland, all from the same agency, with a LID of 3-24-2006 have received their referral....Umm..Okay.....

So, does this mean referrals are on the way? I don't know..
So, does this mean we will get the call in a few days? I don't know..
So, does that mean I will see my daughters face this coming week? I don't know..
Some people think it might be rogue referrals. The same thing happened last month when referrals were sent to some families, right after referrals had just come out. So I don't know what to think...

What I do know is that I am freaking out, that I have a migraine, that I am having trouble processing this all right now.

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Could it be true??