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Marty and Tiffany

Marty and Tiffany

Monday, March 31, 2008

Jackson, MS

We'll our scheduled date for the Immigration Homeland Security fingerprints just happened to be on a date that Marty and I were to be in Chicago. I was so upset when I received the letter. Mom and I drove to Jackson, MS last Wednesday and met Marty, who drove up from Baton Rouge. There we got our last set of fingerprints and are now waiting on the approval letter. Once this is complete we need to get everything state certified and then we are to sit back and wait!!!!! YEAH!!! Just a few more steps.

I received a call from our agency the other day and we have a new social worker. Her name is also Tiffany. She is the one that will make sure that the paperwork is completed correctly and will assist us in the China process.

Marty is now home for good from Baton Rouge!!!! Yeah!! I missed him so much. It is great having him home and back in the office. He brings so much joy to everyone, especially me!

Continue to pray for the process!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Catching Up!!

Wow!! A lot has happended since my last post. Where do I begin?

Marty has been out of town in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help start up a second business. He left on December 1, 2007 and should be back in May 2008. It seems like forever but at this time it is almost over.

Marty did come for the Holidays and ended up staying a little longer that expected. Unfortunatley, our friend Shelli Guillot was called home by the Lord on 1-1-08. It is the craziest thing to try to understand but we know that God has His own plan and for now He needed Shelli. It is hard for us here but with God's Grace we will get thru this tragedy.

Last week I finally mailed off the information to the Immigration department to get approved to bring a child into the country. We are now waiting on the confirmation and then all that is left is the final signature and stamp of the State of Louisiana. Can you believe that it has taken this long to get this accomplished? I hope things begin to speed up.

I know Shelli is sitting next to the Lord right now. Maybe she'll put in a few words for us.

We Love You Shelli!