Tomorrow we board a plane headed for our baby girl! It is surreal. I am incredibly excited and, at the same time, a bit terrified. We will leave as the parents of 2 and return with a third human that we are responsible for… one that hasn’t spent the past 9 months listening to my voice and heartbeat. I think of how terrifying that would be for her. Being handed to strangers that look and sound strange. I have been praying so much for her little heart.
Many of you have been asking how you can pray specifically while we’re traveling and meeting Adia. Here are a few things that I can think of. Pray that…
- travel to all of our destinations in China is smooth and safe.
- all of us would be healthy.
- Iona and Ewen have a sweet time with Nana & Papa at home.
- Adia would grieve well, quickly attach to us, and not be fearful.
- we would quickly attach to Adia and learn how to best care for her.
- all our hearts would be knit together as a family… for the transition to a family of 5.
- we would be a picture of the gospel to those around us.
Thank you for journeying with us and praying for our family. It is the greatest gift you could give us!!!
On August 25th Jonathan and I will be wheels up and on our way to get our baby girl!! It is unbelievable! & could never happen without your love, support and, most importantly, prayers!
Today I deposited the last of the funds we need to make this all happen. FRIENDS, we are FULLY FUNDED!!!!!
We are incredibly thankful! It means so much that a group of kids had a lemonade stand to raise money for Adia… that our extended family would take up a collection and surprise us at the family reunion… that SO many people gave so sacrificially. This little girl is loved far more than she will ever know! We truly cannot say thank you enough!!! To God be the glory for all He has done!
<<TEARS, LOTS OF JOYFUL TEARS>>
We have been approved to travel!!!! As soon as we know our consulate appointment date we can make our travel arrangements! I cannot even believe it!!
Today our Article 5 was picked up!!!! Very few people will know what that means. I don’t really know what that means, but I know it means we will have our travel approval in a matter of days!!! We should be on an airplane in less than 3 weeks!!! Can you believe it?!?!
We are done with new fundraisers, but we have one fundraiser still open. There are still some puzzle pieces that need sponsors! The only thing left to cover is Adia’s plane tickets (1 flight in country then home!). That’s just under $1500. I cannot believe it! We are so close! Let me know if you want to help us literally get our girl home!