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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

LOA WILL BE HERE TOMORROW

Not sure I can put this into words .. If you have not read the two previous post then you must read them first or this won't be as huge at it really is ... SW (Social Worker) called today and said,"I don't know who you have been talking to, but we just received news that your LOA (Letter of Acceptance) will be here tomorrow!" ... I told her I was up till 2PM talking, crying, begging, and listening to the Lord... I surrendered to Him about 1:30 AM after reading my friend Tina's post...

I serve a mighty Lord, who is in the business of getting His work done !!! I am just so overwhelmed with His glory that I am speechless !!!! Getting the suitcases down !!!

Love You All and am so thankful for all your prayers and support ... I love how God has used you all to minister to me and speak words of truth in my life !!!!

30 kind words.:

Nicole said...

I don't even have words. I have been hoping and PRAYING for this day for you and your family! God answered everyone's prayers! I am just speechless...I want to say something fabulous, but all I can say is THANK YOU GOD! I am SO happy for you! SO, SO happy! I can't wait to hear all about your journey to meeting and bringing home your sweet daughter!!!

Leah said...

Congratulations Gwen!!!!! I am soooo happy for you. Thank you for revelaing your feelings to us during this process. It helps so much to see others in the same place as you. Now bring on the TA!!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

CONGRATULATIONS....
WOW... you must have the power...
Send some of it over to me...
Let this process speed up...
I can not wait to see little Maggie in your arms..
I am sooo happy for you..
Kim

GWEN OATSVALL said...

nicole .. i don't have your blog or email address .. can you please send it to me so i can check in on you also!!!

mommy24treasures said...

WONDEFUL NEWS!!:)

Laura said...

I must admit I don't know what all this means, but I do know that it's good news!!! So what is the difference between LOA and LOI? Which comes first? What does this mean in terms of when you could be traveling?

Sorry to be so uneducated on this subject!

GOD IS GOOD!!!!

Leigh Ann said...

We are SO very happy for you guys!

Tina said...

Oh Praise HIM from whom all blessings flow... His timing... HIS PLAN...

HIS MAGGIE!

I love you!

KKamholz said...

i feel like i fell out of the stupid tree; now the LOA...does that mean you can count on traveling soon??? certainly sooner than the 8 months you said; oh, gwen, i also have been praying for this day (if indeed that's what it means) PRAISE THE LORD. i got chills when i read that - going by what i think it means YIIIIIIIIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE

KKamholz said...

looks like i gotta really get those panties off now, huh? my helper didn't come today, so the soonest i can get to the post office is thursday

Dori said...

Gwen,

I'm like Laura -- I don't know what all these acronyms mean (LOA's, LID's, etc.) but this I know -- MAGGIE IS HIS GIRL AND THE APPLE OF HIS EYE! He had a plan for her a long time ago and when He has a plan -- what person in this world can reverse it???

"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.

I have revealed and saved and proclaimed - I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.

Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?" (Isaiah 43:10-13)

Love keeping up with you and can't wait to hear that Maggie is home -- safe and sound!!

Blessings,
Dori

nikki said...

I already knew this, but reading your words has me crying AGAIN!
I am just so happy that sweet Maggie won't have to wait that long to meet you all!(afterall, she misses her famiwee!)
God is soooooo good.

emily said...

Why do we limit God? (that was to myself)-- what an amazing post to read. The kids and I were talking about Abraham and Isaac this a.m, Abraham's faith was so strong! I'm encouraged by your faith and the Lord revealing His goodness, glory and mercy in getting you one step closer to Maggie and your ET kids:)

Kelly said...

HE IS SO GOOD! Praying for quick travel!

Steffie B. said...

I am so thrilled for you....she'll be home by Christmas! ;)

jennifer said...

Whoo Hooooo!!!! How awesome is that?! I am so excited for you! Yea God!!

Laura Nipper said...

That is wonderful news.So glad today was a great day for you!! Maggie will be home with you very soon. God is so awesome. I bet you are thrilled. :) Cant wait to see the photos of you holding sweet Maggie.

Kelly said...

What else can be said- God is Awesome. I am so beyond happy for you. Love to you & your family :-)

LaLa said...

Oh Gwen...so happy for you and of course for Miss Maggie. I know your prayers have been answered and Maggie will be in your arms soon!! Hey, maybe she can join us at the Zoo???

Tammy said...

Praying with you and praising God for the amazing answer to prayer. Just proves God is in control and all of us will bring our babies home when He is ready not when a "system" says we will. As far as a fad, let them talk...I'm not following a fad, I'm following a Savior and building a family for His glory! :) (and, OH, the joy!)

ADELE said...

Oh Gwen, this is wonderful!! You have been in my prayers recently. My heart leaps with joy to think about Maggie coming home to her family. I can hardly wait! I know you are thrilled.
Thanks for sharing your heart and emotions about this wait. I have been discouraged lately and I needed to know that others are feeling the same way I am. Praying for you, my dear sister in Christ.

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

I am so so happy for you, God is so good and he proves that everyday in our lives. PRAISE GOD!!! It is so nice to meet another woman with a heart for God and I thank him for bringing me to your site. I need to hear your words for lots of reasons so thank you , stay strong and patient and you will be home shortly with your babygirl. Love and blessings, Kristy

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

Gwen thank you so much for sending me to Tinas site. I really needed that today, you and Tina are a blessing in my life.

Connie said...

I was just telling Curry last night about reading the blog yesterday and she said "no, no, I got a text today and Coach Gwen is going in about 8 weeks!" I was thrilled for you. That means before Christmas! What a gift! Although I don't leave comments, I'm certainly following along silently and have been praying for you and sweet Maggie.

Jeanne said...

AACKKKKK!!!! Our GOD IS JUST SO AMAZING, is HE not????? SO excited for you and the family!!!!! Love you!

Hopingforsix said...

Ohhh, how great to read!! Hugs and prayers to you

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank You Jesus for moving that MOUNTAIN! I am breathless and in complete awe right now.... A miracle from the Lord. I love that when your SW asked who you had been talking to you were able to tell her... "Jesus" and it is all to His glory.
My heart is overflowing with joy and thankfulness for you and sweet little Maggie....
Hold on precious one, your Mommys coming...
God's Speed

Kim said...

WOW Gwen! I am so excited for you!!! I have to call Richard at work and tell him the good news!!!! We will keep you in our prayers for safe journey! I wish I could be there to see yours and Maggies eyes meet! I am so emotionally excited for you!!!
Can't wait to meet her!
Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Amen. I have seen these miracles before. I am so happy Gwen!

hausfrau said...

We have all been praying for you, and this is JUST what Maggie needs, God is never late! He's holding her up as she waits for you.

What a wonderful day!