Monday, June 28, 2010

Thank you all for the comments and private emails about my last post. We have confirmation from our agency that there are NO exceptions... However, when we are in Wuhan, we both agree we're going to ask again and if it's God's will then things will happen, we're going to continue to pray for a miracle!!!

Any day now we should get our TA, I can't wait to FINALLY get on that plane! I am still praying for July travel so we'll see what His plan is very soon. I can tell Rachel is getting a little anxious because she remembers our first trip and how long we were gone. This time around, she has her sister and her daddy will be coming home much sooner than mama. We are also blessed to have our girls looked after by grandma Sharon and Grandpa Willie, they keep them busy and they get plenty of love.
I have to admit, I'm getting a bit anxious myself. This journey has been very long. I'm not complaining but it's been a ride!!! =) I would do it all over again if asked and I pray this isn't our last adoption journey. I'm excited to go back to China especially with Trevor. I'm excited to see how he will be changed by our trip, I don't think you're ever the same after experiencing what lies ahead. I'm also getting weepy when I think about leaving my little girls and I'm really try to suck it up because I was SO very homesick the first time around and I think it made me miss out on some things so I am praying for my heart to settle and trust that HE will take care of my babies (his babies) while we're gone. Ok, I think I'm rambling and way to emotional right now...LOL... Changing the subject...

This Wednesday night, we're hosting a party for my cousins that are in town from St.Louis. My sweet cousin Lindsay is still in a fight with cancer but she's doing good!! And Jenny, her sister that relocated with her family to help care for Lindsay and her family will be here too. I am so excited!!

Then on Friday, Linzhi, Rachel and I are going to drive a little bit up north to see a new doctor and get a second opinion for Linzhi. We are thrilled to be able to see this doctor. We love Shriners but we want a second opinion before her surgery to see if there's another approach we can take.

CJ is going to be gone a few nights this week due to work so I'm glad I have lots to do to keep me busy. I don't like when he's gone but we are so grateful his business is doing well despite the economy.

Well, I'm off to the grocery store. Have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


See that beautiful soul sitting to the right of Madelyn. After much prayer and mentioning it to my hubby I emailed Karla at Lifeline to see if she could. find out any information on this precious older girl. Karla asked if I had a name or date of birth...Nothing, just a picture. Karla said she would ask Lily and get back to me. I could not get her out of my mind, I instantly planned for her, where we could set up her bedroom, getting her involved in the youth group at church.... I knew in time CJ would come around, he's such a softy and I knew if I had to beg and borrow, I would bring that angel home even if it meant traveling a few months later. I didn't know what to do but pray she hasn't aged out and that we could be her family OR there was a forever family already coming to get her.

Last night Karla sent me a sweet email to let me know this pretty little girl with the yellow shirt has aged out and is no longer eligible for adoption. My.heart.sank. I went to bed in tears, hard tears. I still have a lump in my throat even as I write this and look at her. I can see Madelyn is her friend. What if I meet her in Wuhan? How can I leave with out her? Oh my heart. What will happen to her? I ask the Lord to break my heart for the things that break His. My heart is broken.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Terrific Tuesday!

WOW! What a surprise for us today!! 24 new pictures of our Madelyn was in my inbox today. PLEASE LORD, IF IT'S YOUR WILL, PLEASE GRANT US A FAST TA!!!

And by the way, the next pictures we post of Madelyn will be from our camera!!!

(our Madelyn is in the middle)

Monday, June 14, 2010

*ARTICLE 5!!!!! Praise Jesus!!! I just got an email from Karla at Lifeline that Lily picked up our Article 5 and delivered it to CCA@!!

*What's next you ask??? Our TA (travel approval) which could take 2-3 weeks. One step closer to our girl!!!

*Our garage sale yielded $1250 in sales....Thank you Jesus again!!

*So sorry for being MIA again. It's been a very sad. I'll be attending my second wake in less than a week. Gone are two young people both a father and a mother (different families). Please pray for the LaFrance/Lamie family as they said good-bye to Ami and to the Themer family as they prepare to say good-bye to John.

In times like these, I cling to Jesus even tighter. He took the sting from death, by His blood we will live eternally with Him. God is so very good to us.
So very sad. =(