There is still no news on our LID. So we wait patiently on God's timing in our lives.
We have just finished our first week back to school. I have been blessed with a wonderful class this year and Sydney and Jadon are loving 3rd grade and Kdg.
Please be in prayer for a friend of ours who's 3 year old little girl, Jael, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. She has had the surgery to remove the tumor and has begun chemotherapy. She is currently waiting to have a surgery that involves her stem cells but she has double ear infections and her blood count was not in the correct range. Please pray for strength for her parents Barb and Erik. Jael also has a little sister named Heidi. Please pray for little Heidi as she adjusts.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Today is Jackson's 2nd birthday! We had hoped to have a LID so that we could send him a birthday care package to arrive on his birthday. As soon as we have LID we will send a belated birthday cake in China as well as gifts. We are hoping to be able to get pictures of him enjoying it as well.
I woke up this morning with a heart rejoicing and thankful for a mom in a distant land that chose life! She chose to give this baby life regardless of the outcome. I rejoiced that through whatever circumstance she was faced with, she continued to choose life for him, abandoning him, in hopes that he would be placed in an orphanage to be adopted. She chose a life of abundance! A life that will soon, one day, be abundant with the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ! A life abundant with the unconditional love of a mother and father! The love of a sister and a brother. The love of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins! I prayed for the heavy heart Jackson's birthmom must have as this day comes around each year. I prayed that she would have peace. I prayed that one day when Jackson is an adult, that he would one day be reunited with the woman who chose life for him!
Happy birthday to our beautiful, sweet, sweet son!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
We are officially DTC (Dossier To China)!!!!!! I can't BELIEVE it!!!! We were not expecting the email this evening! We were at the Honda dealership in town dropping off my beautiful red CRV (which I truly love) to have the airbag sensors replaced and then walked around the lot to look at bigger vehicles...the Odyssey. Not many cars are on lots nowadays and we know that we are going to have to do something before we leave for China. We were driving home and Kurt's Blackberry was buzzing...not unusual when working for the City...and he hands the phone to me. It is a gmail message from our Case Manager telling us that we are DTC TODAY!!!! I sat stunned! And then I read it aloud to Kurt! Jadon chimes in from the backseat, "Finally!" I believe he also added that he had waited a long time for this! The email said that it would be a couple of weeks before they knew our LID (Log In Date). It is from the LID that we officially start our count down to LOA (Letter of Approval) also called LSC (Letter Seeking Confirmation). Please pray that God will start preparing Jackson's heart for the transitions to come! We are so ready to hold him in our arms and kiss on his sweet chubby cheeks!!!!
God put this scripture on my heart yesterday and wanted to share it with you all.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If is seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3
From the moment Kurt and I met, our relationship with the Lord and with each other has been centered around God's perfect timing and His perfect plan!!! And the hope that comes from trusting in God's plan for our lives!!!!!