Sunday, February 25, 2007

11 Months Down, ?? to Go

We were officially 11 months from our log-in date (LID) on Feb. 13, so this post is a little late. The official time frame right now is about 15 months from LID to referral--quite a change from the six-to-eight month wait we were anticipating when we began the paperwork process in Sept. of 2005. (Wow! Has it really been that long?)

If anything, this entire process has taught us--or, rather, IS teaching us--patience. I know that sounds a bit clich├ęd, but we are on God's timetable, not ours. Things will happen precisely when they're supposed to happen.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Not-So-Shameless Plug

I am blessed to have married into a very musical family, and my lovely wife, Dawn, happens to be a wonderful singer. With that, I would like to invite you to check out her debut CD, Because I Love You.

This collection features her interpretations of such all-time favorites as "Pennies from Heaven" and Gershwin's "Our Love Is Here to Stay" (where she is joined by yours truly), in addition to refreshing renditions of Norah Jones' hit "Come Away with Me" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Dawn also demonstrates her song-writing talent on the album's title track.

Here is a track listing along with a few audio samples:
  1. My Love Song to You
  2. 'Deed I Do
  3. Come Away with Me
  4. Pennies from Heaven
  5. But Beautiful
  6. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  7. Embraceable You
  8. Let's Stay Together
  9. Our Love Is Here to Stay
  10. Because I Love You
  11. Let's Fall in Love
  12. Someone to Watch over Me
  13. Everything Happens to Me
  14. They All Laughed
One of the reasons I mention this is that everyone appreciates great music, so I know you will enjoy this CD immensely. The other reason is that all proceeds from CD sales will go to fund our adoption.

So, if you'd like to help out a good cause, if you're looking for a perfect Valentine's Day gift, or if you just like good music, check out Because I Love You. Click here for ordering information.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Our Paperwork Has Been Reviewed!

Another update from the China Center of Adoption Affairs:
    The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before March 22, 2006.

    The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before October 13, 2005.
Finally! One step closer!
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