Have you heard the BIG news? We got word yesterday!!
We are going to China!!
To bring home our daughter, Eliza Claire.
And we are doing that in FOURTEEN days.
Yep. You read that right!!!!
We have Travel Approval, our Consulate Appointment is confirmed, and are working on our plane tickets!!
On Monday, July 14th, Eliza will be forever in our arms.
We are so excited, anxious, thrilled, terrified, overwhelmed, and incredibly happy!!!
Those of you who know me know that the Lord has blessed me with the gift of being organized! It is serving us well right now! We feel prepared and ready to go! The lists are gone, and the piles are made! Praise the Lord!!
The suitcases are sitting out ready to be packed!
And now WE NEED YOU. Really, really, need you. Please pray for us. Please pray with us!
*For Eliza, as she will be placed back in the orphanage sometime this week, away from everything she remembers knowing and the foster family I am sure she loves
*For health and a hedge of protection around our family, including Eliza
*For the Lord to allow anymore possible broken things to hold together until we return home
*For my heart as we leave the children for so long
*For Blake and I to remain super duper connected and for our marriage to remain strong
*For the Lord to use us, despite ourselves, and show Himself strong through us
*For travel mercies on the loooonnnngggg trip to Guangzhou
*For Eliza’s transition, attachment and bonding to us, particularly me
Our plan is to post an update each day while we are in China, Lord willing! We will include prayer requests in those posts. And photos!! Lots of photos!!
PLEASE, please leave comments on the posts or send an e-mail if you feel led. It will mean SO much to us to have that bit of encouragement each day while we are gone! (No texting though, please! It will not be included in our regular cell phone package and it is pricey!)
It is almost time!!! The Lord’s perfectly appointed time!!! China, here we come!!!!!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:1, 6