Thursday, May 13, 2010

Article 5!!!!!!! Next step....TA!

Joy and I are here at home, bubbling over all over the place! We just received the email from our agency that our Article 5 was picked up yesterday and overnighted to the CCAA (Chinese Consultate)! That means after all of these baby steps, we are FINALLY closer to the last leg of the journey, the home stretch,......our TA (travel approval)! From what I'm hearing, this usually comes in about 2-3 weeks. After that, flights are scheduled, packing starts, In-China scheduling and arrangements are made (as in we get the date we'll meet Luke).....and then we're off to go get our Luke!!!




Thank the Lord for getting us to this point so smoothly. Thank you for the prayers! We're praying for that speedy TA now! Please keep us in your prayers!

31 comments:

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

YAY!!!! I'm so EXCITED!!! Luke ZhiJie, here we come!!

Love,
Joy

Dan said...

Tammy~

I am so happy for you!!! You are getting closer and closer! I am so glad that all of the steps are going so smoothly. I will pray that the next step comes quickly.

~Dan~

Wendi said...

Praying for a speedy TA! I found that once we received TA that it went very fast. Before I could blink it felt like we were on our way!

STITCHINPRIM said...

Oh I hAVE TEARS IN MY EYES FOR YOU.
I KNOW THE JOY YOU WILL HAVE WITH YOUR NEW SON...
OUR FAMILY HAS GONE THROUGH THIS AND WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY.OUR JOSH AND HANNAH ARE NOW 18 AND 15 AND I CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT THIS HAS MEANT TO OUR FAMILY.
MY HEART IS FULL WITH LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND LITTLE LUKE.. HE IS A PRECIOUS AND FORTUNATE CHILD TO HAVE A FAMILY WITH SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE TO HIM..
GOD BLESS YOU ALL,
MAURINE

At Home With Amy said...

Bubbling over with you Tammy and Joy. Praise the Lord for his goodness. It won't be much longer until your are a family of "5".
Hugs,
AMY

Leslie said...

Tammy,
I haven't been over here in a bit to read and comment but I see your post titles in the blog roll and I have been sitting here thinking happy thoughts for you! Things are really moving now and before long, Luke will be home with you! Yeah!! Congrats!

Leslie

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Lettin' out a BIG Ole "WOOOOHOOOO" here in PA, ya prolly heard me?!!!
So happy and excited for you guys!!!!

((happy hugs!))

Jody said...

How wonderful for you.....I know you have to be beside yourself with excitement...blessings to you all!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

TAMMY THIS IS JUST THE GREATEST NEWS!
WE ARE ALL SO WAITING FOR THE DAY YOU HAVE THIS LITTLE LUKE IN YOUR ARMS.

HUGS, KAREN

Audrey said...

God is good!!!! I am so happy with this news and will continue to keep you all and this situation in my prayers.
xox

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Wonderful news!!!. It won't be long now. Can't wait to see pictures with your whole family together.

Carmen C. said...

VERY happy for you and your family Tammy! It won't be long now:)

Kimberly said...

You're almost there Tammy!

Sending prayers, Kimberly

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tammy, I'm so glad to hear that everything is on target with your newest addition. I'm sure you cannot wait to get Luke home to Arkansas. It definitely won't be long now. I am so happy for you.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mandy in Mayberry said...

It'll be here before you know it!

The Crafty Crow said...

Won't be long now, the wait will be over, Luke will come home.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

Sue said...

I can't imagine how excited you and your family are.....the time is ALMOST here when Luke will be in your arms. God is good!!!!

Tammy said...

Oooooh... how EXCITING! That is so wonderful! Thank you for keeping us posted on the process! It won't be long, now! Good Luck and God Bless....

Also, thank you for your kind words on my blog!

Tina said...

So happy you are down to the last step, hope that TA Is super speedy!!

Lynn said...

Tammy, we are so happy for you!! It won't be long now till it's time for you to go get Luke and bring him home! GOD is sooo good!!

We have you and your family in our prayers...

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn & family

Blessed Beyond said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God!!!! What awesome news!!!! I am so so happy for yall!!!!

Hugs and Blessings,

the primitive country bug said...

How exciting for all of you. Just a few more steps and you'll be well on your way to holding that sweet little boy in your arms. I'm so happy for this exciting time in your lives. May it continue to move along smoothly.
Hugs~ Birgit

Laura said...

Of course my prayers are with you!!!
I'm sure time will go very fast!!!!
Laura

Sharon said...

Oh I can feel your excitement!!
That is such wonderful news and the prayers will keep coming that everything will move forward smoothly for you.
I am getting so excited here also.
Have a wonderful day

Lilly's Family said...

I caught up on reading your blog and what a blessing it was. Thanks for sharing all of this w/ your readers! And congrats on being SO close to Luke! Jan

Sharing Life and Love said...

Woo-Hoo! Congrats...Come on TA!!!!

Never So Simple said...

This is the best news! I am so happy for you Tammy. June is right around the corner. I can not wait to read all about trip and Luke. God is Good!

Donna

Julie said...

That is so awesome--you are amazing!! God bless...have a super weekend and I hope the next leg of the journey is very speedy :)!! Julie

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!!

So excited!!!

sanjeet said...

You are getting closer and closer! I am so glad that all of the steps are going so smoothly. I will pray that the next step comes quickly.
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carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Praise God! June is almost here and the time has gone by relatively quickly, hasn't it? The Lord has kept your hands busy during the wait and has provided hope for the journey. Tammy, I am so happy for all of you that I can hardly express it. You can cunt on my continued prayers.