Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cabled!!....Another Baby Step Behind Us!

We have another baby step behind us!

In a previous post, I explained the rest of the process leading us to Luke. The next immediate step after the I-800 approval was waiting to be cabled by the NVC (National Visa Center). Well I called yesterday to check on our status. The line was busy for the longest, but I finally got through! And again, I got a very nice lady on the line. (That means alot!) After checking our status, she reported that we had just been cabled that day (cable sent to the US Embassy in Guangzhou, China) and that our NVC letter was being sent out to us at the same time (4/21/10). So now we wait on that letter. When we receive that letter, we scan or fax it to our agency. It is then scanned and emailed to the lady in Guangzhou who takes it along with our visa application for Luke to the Consulate. She only does this on Mondays and Thursdays, so I'm really praying our letter comes Saturday so it can be taken Monday, and we don't have to wait on Thursday for that!

Then we wait for the next baby step....for them to prepare our Article 5. That takes about 2 weeks.

After we receive that Article 5, then it's running about 2-3 weeks for TA (travel approval).

So all that said, I'm hoping that about 5 weeks from now, we have our TA! Those will be two sweet letters to hear, believe me! That means travel in June is very likely and most probable.....and hopefully the earlier in June, the better! Joy has it all figured out. Her dance recital is May 29th, so she says we can leave on either Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day), or the next day, Tuesday, June 1st. I wish it was that easy!

I know the day's coming and God knows the meantime we're keeping busy (and trying to hurry and finish everything for Luke's room now)!

Thanks for hanging with me and for the prayers, support, and encouragement through each step as we wait!

Have a great day! :)

~ Tammy ~


Blessed Beyond said...

Yeah!!! How exciting! I get so excited with you for each "baby step"! June isn't that far away! I love Luke's bed and room so far! too cute!!!
Hugs and Blessings,

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I LOVE seeing another step is crossed off!! WOOHOO!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It seems like time crawls during this wait but then it flies by after he is finally home. I know it is so hard to believe that Mya has been with us for 18 months. She has adjusted so well and fits our family perfectly. It all takes time but it is sooooo worth it.....★ Linda

Sharon said...

Oh this is getting so exciting Tammy/
Prayers for you that it will go according to plan.

Tiffany said...

What wonderful news Tammy! I cannot even imagine how you must be looking forward to this summer. I just love your sweet boy's photo. I am so excited for you!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

YES!! PTL!! Tammy I am so happy and excied for all of you, you are one step closer to that precious lil guy!! God is so GOOD!!!:0)~hugs~Wendy

Dan said...


I am so glad that another step is behind you. It won't be much longer now!



woooo hooooo...I know your family is sooo excited...

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

That is awesome news Tammy!! I get more and more excited for you with every post you make! Luke will be here before you know it! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome life experience with us and making us all a part of it! Still praying that everything keeps going as smooth as it has so far! God is good!

mrssmith07 said...

Tammy...I have been following your steps to getting that precious lil boy Luke!! Evertime I read your posts I get chills running through me!! I am so excited for you and your family...June isn't far away!! I can only imagine the excitement you are going to be squeeling the day you get your TA and even yet the day you hold him in your arms!!

God has certainly blessed you all!!

Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us hun!!

Big HuGs'

Annie said...

Oh I am so happy for you Tammy!!! June will be here before you know it!! Luke is just so precious!!! I know your arms are aching to hold him!!

Redeemed Mama said...

Not too long now, it's the home stretch! Congrats, I know you are ready to meet him!


Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

PRAISE THE LORD and HALLELUJAH!!! I am so happy for you---another "mountain" God has moved!!!
BTW--loved Colt's new "natural " hair!!! Korean's have such fabulous thick shiny dark hair that I would KILL for. My daughter Julie wanted to DYE her's blond. I told her how many naturally BLONDE asian people do you see??? The blonde doesn't go with their coloring at all....lololol. I have a pix of her on my blog under the need to paint post!!

Nancy M. said...

Still moving right along! You'll be with Luke before you know it!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Tammy, how wonderful! I have been busy lately, but wanted you to know that even though I haven't caught up on every post, I look for the ones about Luke especially, so I can read them and know exactly what to pray for.
He will be home soon!