Happy New Year!  It’s 2015!  The year we will get to bring our son home.  And we are so close!  Looky what we got here…

This is our Letter Seeking Confirmation (otherwise known as LOA or Letter of Approval)… it means… China has officially approved us to adopt Ezra! We waited 68 days on this specific document and basically 6+ months of waiting all comes down to this one thing… He is ours!

Now we do more paperwork to take care of things like immigration and Visas and travel.  The good news is that we are looking at a 9-12 week wait… and then we will be going to China to get our boy!  I’m still hoping for March.

The Ugly Truth

2014 was life changing for me. I’m trying to mean that in the least cliche way possible… how could a whole year not change your life?  But I suppose I mean that this year has been one that has changed the course of the rest of my life.  We began an adoption and will add a third child to our family.  That is not a small thing.  I spent most of 2014 holding my breath.

I have so many hopes for this new year.  I want to bring our son home, but I also have other desires… to grow closer to God, to be more disciplined (yes, still working on that), to be more intentional with my time, and to be more present.  Instead of only working on paid jobs, I want to practice my art. I want to begin writing a novel.

I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about a new year… It’s just a number really, but somehow it wipes the slate clean and gives permission to dream.

What are your dreams for this new year?