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9.08.2008

Meet Caleb!

Introducing my precious son...

Caleb Lu Tao
(Isn't he one of the cutest little boys you've ever seen?)

Today the call finally came! I was in the sitting area of my room with my friend Melissa, up to my elbows in boxes trying to sort some things when the phone rang and caller ID said "America World." It was hard to contain my excitement to even manage a calm hello.

Stephanie delivered the words that I've been needing to hear for 87 days, "I have good news, your RA arrived today..." For any that don't understand, the RA is the final and official acceptance needed. Now we just wait for our Travel approval and get some packing done! TENTATIVE travel dates are mid to late October.

All I've wanted to do all day is hold this sweet little boy, so I've been packing boxes here like a mad woman because the adrenaline had to have an outlet...

As of today we have no new measurements, but as soon as we know more, I'll share! For now I'm just basking in the idea of being Mommy to my daughter and MY SON! Thank you God for sending this news when I needed some encouragement most!!!

**PS ~ be sure to stop by Darby's mom's blog to meet Darby's brother Henry! They also got their RA today and at this point that does put us on track to travel to China together!

23 comments:

Cindy M said...

I caved...he and Henry have matching "somethings"...I'll send a little email tomorrow...

He's SOOOOOOO cute! Congrats, dear friends! Can't wait to get my own arms around him!

Our Journey said...

Congrat's to you all!! He's just too cute!! What a wonderful blessing -- and to be able to travel w/ friends again. God is awesome! Can't wait to hear more.

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh- this was SO fun to read. And the pictures are PRECIOUS- how cute can you get? I loved looking at Darby's brother too- that's awesome you'll get to travel together- AGAIN!! AND live close to each other- what a blessing! :) CONGRATS to you, Ian, and Kylie!

Amy Woods said...

Congratulations!! I was hoping you would post that soon! I too was with a friends when I got word about our RA after 95 days! Congratulations and I can't wait to follow your journey!

Amy Woods(also with AWAA)
www.thewoodsgang.blogspot.com

C.C. said...

I can hardly stand myself, I am sooo excited!! Ready to start packing?!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! We are all so happy for you! I need sizes...Glad you could finally put that adorable face online...

Beth (& Tim, Anah and Sera)

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Caleb, Grandma Shultz is waiting to get her arms around you. May the TA come soon.
Love, Lao Lao

Carla said...

Congratulations!!! Very Exciting news.

In Him,
Carla Lewter

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! He is so cute!!!! And I am so glad you get to travel with Darby's family. I can hardly wait to go with Christy and David to get our grandaughter.

Love.
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you, Ian and Kylie! Caleb is very handsome!

Amy, fellow mom of an amazing Lianjiang Girl

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats! He's a cutie.
Steph Y

Natalie said...

Wow! I am so glad I decided to "stop by" your blog today! Congratulations - this is such great news....I'm so thrilled that Caleb and Henry get to come home together!

Emily said...

Congrats!!! We are with AWAA as well and received ours yesterday (LOI 6/13, also) so I guess we'll be seeing you in China!!!!

He is adorable. Congrats!

Lora V said...

YAY! Congrats Kristi, Ian and Kylie! Caleb is so cute! Blessings, Lora and Josh

Mendy said...

He is adorable! Congratulations! Can't wait to follow your journey to China, again.
Mendy

Allison said...

Oh, he's darling. Congratulations!

Jeff and Valerie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Ia am soooooo happy for you. Congrats!

Nancy said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I am so excited for you! And that is awesome that you get to travel with Darby's family!

Jenny Wheelis said...

Finally! He is so beautiful! I still can not believe you will travel with Darby's family! What a joy! Praying for these last weeks as you prepare and travel! God is GOOD!

Happy Blessings said...
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Jenn said...

Oops...okay...that comment above that was deleted was by me! I was signed in on the wrong account (my daughter's).

So here it is again...

Woo Hoo!! So excited for you!! He is BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats!!

Blessings,
Jenn (AWAA)

NaiNai Miller said...

What a relief to finally hear from China. We are so close now to having Caleb with us. I want so much to hold him in my arms. Love to all of you.
Nai Nai Miller

Donna said...

Oh my goodness!!! We are all so thrilled for you guys!! Congratulations! Can't wait to read your posts from China!!!!