Thursday, October 1, 2009

Over the Mooncake!

It's a holiday in China! We're celebrating the Autumn Moon Festival here in Springville....'cause we're OVER THE MOON excited!

We got a precious update on our little man yesterday.

Kevin's nanny wrote this update:

Kevin is a very obedient boy. As long as you show him love and respect, he is willing to do anything and everything you ask. His favorite activity is playing with his cars. He really loves cars! It is amusing to watch him put all his efforts into this task. Kevin is a very clean, neat, and tidy child. He always keeps his table area clean; throwing away any trash he may have used during meals or snack times. He will chew slowly as if savoring each and every bit of his food! He also shows himself to being very clever and apparently a bit jealous when my attention is turned toward another child. When I hold them, he will get a blanket, place it on the floor and say, “Mom, put them down here, put them down here!” It always amuses me and I have to give him a big hug! Each time afterwards, he smiles sweetly! Kevin is such a cut and lovable boy and we hope he continues to stay healthy until he is able to go to the states with his adoptive parents!

How wonderful that Kevin is so loved!!!!!! Thank you Lord for his sweet nanny that is preparing him for our family!


And....

We are DTC!!!!!!!! (that means our documents are headed to China! Next step...LOA-an official approval that will come 2-3 months after they log in our paperwork in China. We're praying if it's the Lord's will, He'll bring it sooner rather than later! Would you pray that with us?) Here is how the process will go from here on out...DTC to the LID to the LOA to the I-800 to the P90X or something like that, then TA and then we travel! ;) Clear as mud?

(And while you're praying, will you please pray for all adoptive families in this paperchase...we have many friends who are in process and they need your prayers too!
Lift up the Pierce's, Knorr's, Leist's, Corzine's, Amie @ Heartsmiles, the Johnson's, Hurley's, Hatcher's, Oatsvall's, Smaseks, Desiree, Collier's, Lucas's, Baker's, Saunder's,Tanya, Wendy C., Hixon's, the Hand's, and SO many others that I haven't mentioned...Thank you for standing in the gap on behalf of God's children here and abroad!)

22 comments:

living4him5 said...

YEAH!!!! I was praying all would go well and that you would be DTC!!! Kevin is a doll baby, I can't wait to see him in your arms.

Thank you for the prayer shout out!

Love you!
Amy

Tina said...

Congrats on the update and especially on being DTC!!!! Woo Hoo!! Our HS went to DHR today!! Kevin is such a cutie and I know you are so ready to have him home!!

Tina

The St. John family said...

It is so wonderful when the Lord sends those little updates during the difficult time of waiting.

Praying!

Aaron and Erica said...

DTC!!! YAY!!!!! Praying your LOA is super speedy...

The Princess's Mommy said...

Precious boy! Can't wait to see him home! Congrats on being DTC! HOORAY!!

Love ya,
Monica

Desiree' said...

Congrats on being DTC!! Love the update!! And thank you, the prayers are so appreciated!! Hope we can see each other i China!!

ethel said...

I am so ezcited that you are getting closer each day. Kevin sounds JUST LIKE A FEFFILOL, Neat, tidy, polite, lovable, yep, just like a Ferrill. Can't wait till you get him home to his forever family. Not just his adoptive family, but his family of love. Ethel

familyof8 said...

The update on Kevin was such a blessing. Yea God!! We sure do serve an Awesome God!!! We are praying for your family each day. Praying for a miracle to occur so Kevin can get the medical care he needs.
thanks for sharing this great news...

Christine

mommy24treasures said...

wow He sounds like such a little blessing:)look at that smile:)
Updates are so good to the soul when one waits for their children to come across miles and oceans...
Proverbs 25:25
As cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a far country.

Green, Party of Five said...

Just look at that sweet smile. Wow...he is going to fit right in with all these other precious angels.
Yipee on being DTC! Wow...so many new and different steps this time around. We are praying are for you.
Love you!
Connie

connie said...

Congratulations on DTC! And what a precious update. God is so very good!
We continue to pray for your family ... and thank you for praying for us! We're headed to China, baby!
Love you, girl!

TanyaLea said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! D-T-C...now those are some exciting letters to blog about!! :) Aren't you just thrilled that Kevin is in such a wonderful place until you can bring him home?! He will surely know love!! Praying that your process goes quickly and WAY faster than the so-called 'norm'! Thanks for the shout-out for prayers for us, too... it means so much! We are about 2 weeks behind you. Can't wait for the next trio of letters... L-I-D!!

Have a blessed weekend! <><
~Tanya

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh he sounds so incredibly precious.....I cannot wait to meet him when you meet him and see how he melts into your arms and falls in love with you.

Ladyblog said...

Congrats on being DTC!!!!
Thanks for the encouraging comments too!
~R

Mom Of Many said...

Congratulations!! That's so awesome!! I am so excited for all of you...xo

Stefanie said...

Oh my goodness.. ALL KINDS of AMAZING news!!
First of all, that little dude is TOO CUTE!! And that description of him?? Oh my, how can you STAND it?? What a little angel!!!
And secondly??
WAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
I am SO happy you guys are DTC!!
Come ON, LID!!!

Karin said...

Woohoo! Congrats on being DTC! :) How wonderful that you received another update on your little man. :)))

Waitingfaithfully said...

Three cheers for D!!!!! T!!!!!!!!!! C!!!!!!!!!!
One giant step closer to that beautiful, smiling baby boy!

Rejoicing with you!

Love,

Tina

Keisha said...

YAY!!! An update on Kevin! I remember those updates.. though few.. they were like Cold water.. to a thirsty soul!
He sounds like he is ALL boy.. & I kid-you-not.. I think he's related to Faith.. (chews s-l-o-w-l-y!) It drives me C-R-A-Z-Y! lol!!

Hope things are speedy with the process and Kevin is HOME soon!

Chi-Chi said...

OH LAINE FERRILL AND THE REST OF THE FERRILL GANG-YOU BETTER WATCH OUT-I HAVE A GRACE MOMENT TO SHARE WITH YALL-WE WERE ALL IN BED LAST NIGHT ABOUT 12:30AM AND I (CHI-CHI) LOVE READING ADOPTION BLOGS AND I JUST YELL OUT TO MY WHOLE FAMILY (WHO IS ALL IN BED JUST PLAYING AND LAYING WITH TEDDY BECAUSE HE WAS GOING BACK TO WISCONSIN TODAY) LET'S ADOPT AN ORPHAN AND DALTON SAID OK I WANT TO ADOPT ONE OF THE FERRILLS BUT WHEN WE ASK HIM WHICH ONE HE DIDNT ANSWER SO ONCE HE MAKES HIS DECISION I GUESS WE WILL LET YALL KNOW. JUST HAD TO SHARE.

Ohilda said...

Could God have sent you a more perfect child...in every way? Oh my, Laine. What a blessing he will be to your already blessed family. I love how his nanny loves him. But even with all that love, it's just the tip of the iceberg from what he's gonna get from that big 'ol family of yours! I can't wait!!!!

Will you come back to Disney next year? Puhhhlleeeeeze??? :)

Ashley said...

Oh what a sweet update. He looks so happy - i had to laugh at him getting a blanket for the others to get off his nanny's lap - that is pure thoughtfulness. He is precious.