Friday, September 25, 2009

It's an R3!!!!

First, if you know what we mean by R3, then you've officially been involved in this process too long. But just the same, we are very excited that Rumor Queen (God bless her) is reporting word that the next round of referrals will indeed include our log-in date of 3/29/06.

But, not only is it still merely a rumor, there is a catch (in three + years of waiting, there has always been another catch.) This still leaves open when that announcement will come; and at least one current rumor (there is that word again) warns that nothing will be issued until after the celebration of the communist revolution in early October. Still, it's news, and it's good news, and the excitement of our friends and family over this little sliver of hope is more than precious.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rumors and Quilts

It's only a rumor at this point, but we have movement! We are hearing that the next batch of referrals will include our log-in date of 3/29/06. Mere words fail to describe our swirling emotions. Adding to the frenzy right now is our delight in following our friends P & K, who are completing the visa process in China with their daughter as I type. While we sort out rumors from fact, we will be checking our to-do list as we enter the home stretch.

One of the items completed is the wonderful 100 Wishes Quilt, stitched with love by a wonderful lady at our church, and made from contributions by Ella's soon-to-be extended family. Here's one photo showing only part of the quilt...
Look at all those squares! We think it is pretty great, for sure.

We'll keep you in the loop as we learn more in the next week or so.