Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh Where Oh Where is our TA ... Oh Where Oh Where Can it be?

Well this is the question of every minute of every day that is running through my mind. Everytime the phone rings I wonder, "Is this the call?" I know it sounds crazy, but that is just how I am feeling right now. We are just waiting on our TA and then we can travel to meet our little sweetheart. We are soooo ready! Her room is ready, we have all of the paperwork ready, we have bought most of the gifts to take, and we have a good start on the little things that we need to buy to take with us. Don't get me wrong, I am sure that we will be scrambling when that call comes, but bring it on, I am ready!
We have thought all along that we would be taking Aidan with us. Well, we are not so sure now. China is placing people in quarantine if they are in close proximity to someone who test positive for the flu. We are not nervous about the potential to be quarantined. We are nervous though that if one of us comes down with the flu, that Aidan will be separated from us. Officials are taking this VERY seriously there and even though we see this as just the flu, they do not. At this point, we don't want to take the risk of him being separated from us. This breaks my heart and his because he has been so excited to go. But ... things could change before we travel and we may change our minds again.
Please pray that we get our TA soon. Please pray that everything related to the flu calms down. Please pray for peace for us while we wait. And please pray that God continues to wrap his loving arms around Isabella and her wonderful foster family.
We KNOW God's time is perfect and we trust in that. This is the verse that spoke to me while we were trying to decide whether or not to say yes to Isabella's referral and the one that has given me hope and peace throughout this journey. Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.


  1. Your family, just so beautiful. That's all, just wanted to say it! C'mon TA for you!


  2. What a perfect verse!!! Thanks for sharing that!!! So so so praying that your TA is on it's way and the next time the phone rings it's THE CALL!

  3. Hang in there Garland family! It will come to pass!

    Then it will feel like there wasn't a day that had gone by that you weren't together.

    It is truly a miracle that only God could perform. Praying for you!!!

  4. God's timing is so right. It took our LOA sooo long to get to us but the timing was so right. I was able to take off twelve weeks from work which took me exactly to the day to summer break - I am a teacher. How perfect.