Saturday, January 25, 2014

We're Going To China Friends!!!

We were surprised yesterday morning to find out that not only did we receive our Travel Approval, but our travel coordinator had already booked a confirmed Consulate Appointment for us! 

So, we are going to China! Our flights are booked and we are busy preparing! We CANNOT wait!

Once we had a moment to sit back and relax after a crazy hectic day of making plans, we realized that we will be arriving in China on the day we lost our first baby who would've been born at the same time that Bishop was born.

How's that for a beautiful picture of God's redemption? 

So often, especially in adoption when you feel so helpless to get to your child, it is easy to doubt what God is doing. It's so hard when you suffer through delay after delay to keep trusting that God has it all under control. You know in the back of your head and heart that He does. You've seen Him at work so many times in your life. But that intense longing and aching to have your child in your arms so that you can protect and love them just takes over.

Through all of the doubt, He still shows us again and again that He is able and He has our best interest in mind. He knows the longing of our hearts and He wants to bless us. And boy does He bless us!

Please pray for our family. There is so much change ahead for ALL of us. We are so thankful for your prayers, encouragement and support. It blesses us more than you know.


  1. Congrats and Glory to God for sure!!!
    Many blessings on the travel and becoming a forever family
    To your lil one waiting.

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    1. Can you even believe it Johanna? Finally!

  3. I am beyond happy for you! It was helpful when you provided a list of specific ways we could pray for you when you traveled to get G. If you don't have a moment to type out such a detailed list, know that I am praying for your boys and your family!

    1. Meg, I will be posting a daily prayer schedule on a private FB page. Are you on FB? I'd love to add you to the group.

  4. Yes, it is so hard to trust God and his perfect timing. So happy for your family! So happy your family will soon begin this new journey of life with Bishop. Just as God planned!

  5. Melissa, please add me to the FB group! I want to keep up and be able to pray for you guys!

  6. Melissa, please add me to the FB group. I want to be able to keep up and pray for you guys!