Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Soon He'll Know

Pretty soon the L'il Emperor will know we exist.  Up until now, he has probably been oblivious to the fact that, half a world away, a family has been making plans for him, praying for him, loving him.  Not just any family, but his family.  His forever family. 

He has no idea that his name is Asher David Jun'an Gour.  He has no idea that his room is blue or that he'll get to share it with two of the coolest big brothers ever.  And one of the biggest cows-of-a-dog...that's our Georgia!

 He never given a thought to the fact that his world will be rocked on a daily basis by two bossy loving big sisters either!  

Two girls that can not wait to start telling him what he can do, where he can go, who he can play with how much they love him so!

All that is about to change!

He is about to find out that this Mama and this Daddy are over the moon to be his parents and bring him into our family for once and for all!

Thanks to Angela and Kelly at Lady Bugs In Love, our sweet boy will be receiving this package soon.  And, a letter from us!  I know it doesn't look like much, but it is.  A stuffed panda to hug, a toy to play with, a camera for his nanny to take his pictures for us and a photo album.  An album filled with pictures of his family.  A book where he will see, for the first time, what is in store for him! 

He'll get a glimpse at and  into his new home! 

Yes, I put the train in the floor just to make it interesting! 
Well, he's 3, y'all.  I need to give him something to look forward too, right?

And hopefully, he'll be excited about becoming one of us!

Where are we in the process to get our l'il man home?  Well, we have done all the paperwork and submitted it to the proper authorities here in the US.  We are waiting on our immigration approval to bring an orphan into this country.  This approval required that we get our fingerprints done for a federal background check.  Our appointment for that was not until August 18th, but we went a few weeks ago and did a "walk-in" appointment.  We have not heard back from them and are waiting {not so} patiently for them to send us an approval letter.  Paul with call our officer tomorrow to see where we are in the line-up!  Once we get that coveted approval letter it will be a race to get all our documents certified.  Paul will run them up to the SC State Department to get them state certified and them we will send them to our trusty courier in Washington DC.  She will get them over to the US State Department for us and then run them over to the Chinese Embassy to be approved yet again.  Once each paper has all it's stamps of approval we will send the whole lot of them to our agency, Madison, up in Delaware and they will take it from there.  It will be their job to get to China, submit it to the CCAA and get us a LID {log in date}.  Then we wait....again.  For more approvals.  Good thing I don't have esteem issues!


Annie said...

So excited for ya'll!!!! I think Asher will be very excited to get his package and see his wonderful new family!!

Sally-Girl! said...

Sounds like we have similar timelines. I know that USCIS has received our I800A and I am hoping we get approval quickly since we already have valid fingerprints. Keep your fingers crossed and maybe we will meet up in China!

Shelbi said...

He is adorable!!! Praying God shows up in a BIG way to bring him home to his FAMILY!!!!