Home Sweet Home, Part II

Home Sweet Home, Part II

  Rosalie’s Forever Family Day: March 4, 2013 Here I am on March 3, when we were supposed to get Rosalie. We had just flown two hours east of Beijing and had 90 minutes to get settled into our hotel, eat lunch and prepare to meet our daughter. I am packing...
Home Sweet Home, Part I

Home Sweet Home, Part I

It was a surprise to arrive in China and find Blogger blocked. In fact, there are many websites, including Facebook and Wikipedia, that Chinese citizens do not have access to. I am more thankful than ever to be an American. Drinkable water, toilets that aren’t...
And We’re Off !!!

And We’re Off !!!

Sort of. We flew 35 minutes to Seattle and now are waiting out a six hour layover, before flying all night direct to Beijing. It feels a little anti-clamatic to have flown so little and to be now sitting around for so long, but really, without kids, layovers can be...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Trust in the Lord with all you heart And lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he will make your path straight. Proverbs 3 5:-6 I am thankful to know the God who knows all, the God who does not always give me what I want because He...
Hold on Baby Girl, Mommy and Daddy are Coming!

Hold on Baby Girl, Mommy and Daddy are Coming!

We have received our Travel Approval from China, confirmed all of our various government appointments in China, and will be flying out on Wednesday, February 27th. This is two weeks later than we had hoped to leave, but we are at peace. At peace, while fully consumed...
Waiting

Waiting

My soul, wait silently for God alone,  for my expectation is from Him.  ~Psalm 62:5 I know that in the vast array of adoption stories, ours has moved quickly and predictably. Indeed, even more quickly than we had expected. So truly, I am grateful and I do not take...
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