Friday, June 22, 2007

Surprise! It starts with a T and ends with an A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES! TA! TODAY! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!! His timing amazes me! I was decorating my classroom for VBS, our youth minister Josh had just asked if we had travel dates, and the cell phone rings...Karla shared the good news, I called Rob to share the good news, and into the church walks Josh's sister Kylie, our friend we really want to go with us! We are all very very very excited and pray the details of Kylie's passport/visa/etc. will work out so she can go! I know if it is God's will, He will make it happen! If there is one thing I have learned throughout this process, nothing stands in the way of God's purposes!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm kind of in a surreal state right now...floating around like the astronaut I hung in my VBS room.
So our traveling buddies will be GranMart and Kylie (Lord-willing) and of course the 6+2 of us. I know the question lately is "Are you ready for China?" but I'm thinking it should be "Is China ready for all of us?" :)
I have followed so many blogs of families, and have watched them receive their TA's and praised God with them. Now it's our turn! WE are the ones with TA! Hello? This is really happening!
And not only us...6 other familes from Lifeline too! Hooray! A traveling PARTY! I'm all about a party!
I'm also all about this Diet Coke which I enjoyed to celebrate our TA. I know, I need to settle down; I'm gettin' a little crazy! I have not had a carbonated beverage since March 5th. That is a really long time for me. Instead of "Have a coke and a smile," I'm saying "Have a diet coke and a TA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" We'll post our travel itinerary as soon as we know! Oh my word, did I just write "travel itinerary"? AUGHHHHHHHHH!!!! This is really happening! In the words of Rob..."YEE-HAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW!"


Journey to Lilly! said...

I'm yeeehaaaawing with Rob!! Very happy we have received TA. Ready or not we come!!!

lv u guys,

The Young's said...

I'm SO excited to be traveling with you guys. This is one of those extra blessings that God throws in there!! Soon we will all be holding our new little ones. I pray for each one of them...that God prepares them more with each approaching day! I am praying for their hearts to be ready...and our hearts to be ready!!! Can't wait to travel with you guys! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!!

Aaron and Erica said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! I have been checking your blog every few hours since I saw that Buffi and Kim got their TA. YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO CHINA! Praise God!

I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to read about the Ferrill's adventures in China.



Hope for Lucy said...

The Green Party of Four are celebrating with you here in Athens. I notice that Kim and Bufi received their TA and was praying that you also had received it. What a wonderful blessing you received today. Im praying that you will be back in town for the Lifeline Reunion on July 28. We just have to meet one another. However, it seems like I have known you for years. That is the blessing of Adoption.....your circle grows with you and you meet some awsome friends.
We love you guys. We will be following your journey as you get your precious babies.
Green Party of Four

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to follow you to China. I am soooo excited for all of you.

mommy24treasures said...

Wonderful Laine!!! Praising God with you!

Mike and Barb said...

Oh my!!!! Is that wonderful or what?? Praise God! I'm so very excited for you!
Get those flip-flops ready! Do you have any anticipated travel dates? I can't wait to follow your travel journals! We're probably home by the time you leave, so I can enjoy it with you!
Barb, leaving in four days, and in denial ;-))

Pandamonium Mom said...

AWESOME NEWS!!! I'm so excited for y'all! We're also excited about coming to spend some time with y'all next week...but you know we're going to have to visit again after Kimmie and Quan are home! Of course, we'll let you settle in a while first, but then we've got to get them together with Hannah. Okay, well the truth is that *I* want to meet those two precious children!!
love y'all, DeEtte

G and C said...

I am so excited for ALL of you!! Wow, you did not have to wait very long for that TA! I remember feeling just like you do-like that astronaut! I think it took me a few days to even be able to think straight after the TA call. Congratulations!!!!!

wareaglefam said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We are so excited for all of our Ferrill friends! We can't wait to see the travel plans!
The McWhorters

Anonymous said...

Anna and I shall celebrate with CAKE!! We needed a reason for a cake!! YAY!! I can't wait to see pictures from CHINA! This is so exciting! Praise the LORD!

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Anonymous said...


Won't be long now. Better enjoy the peace and quiet of your home now. It will never be the same again. Time to start packing. Ready or not, look out China, here come the Ferrills. Can't wait to read your blog every day to see what is going on. We need new pictures of Kimmie and Quan, I bet they have really changed. I know you can't wait to wrap your arms around them. What a group picture that will be. I know you are excited about traveling with all the people you have come to know and love thru your blogs. It will be nice to put faces to names. Love you all. Ethel