Wednesday, December 15, 2010


We got in and had absolutely no wait! Headed out for lunch to celebrate our 14 year anniversary today!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

USCIS Update

We are still waiting for fingerprinting appointments.  I had expected them no later than today's mail and when the paperwork didn't arrive I called our adoption agency.  Because of the recent USCIS fee increase, applications are backed up.  So instead of 45 days we are looking at 60 days, this is from November 19th.  Please, please pray that either the adoption agency will see the need to expedite- due to little miss needing biophosphonate infusions- or that miraculously USCIS would just get it done quickly.  Little Misses future depends on strengthening her bones.  We are talking possibly the difference between being wheel chair bound or leading a normal life.  She walks now, but the medicine is growth dependent and we've already missed her first four years of growth and as you grow more strain is placed on the bones.  Please pray.  We have to have have this paperwork before China can do anything else. 

Don't forget we've moved!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


Well we've prayed, we've test drove, we've counted the cost and test drove some more...  The last month it seems has been filled with uncertainty about what vehicle God would have us buy.  At first we thought he was leading us to an eight passenger minivan, but our hearts didn't settle.  We've compared minivans to suburbans to 15 passenger vans, looked at seating, pricing, etc.  Yesterday, we went and saw 15 passenger vans.  It is with fear and faith a lot of trepidation and still some hesitation, but we are going to be buying a 14 passenger van and we feel at peace about it.  Why all the fear and faith, trepidation, hesitation?  Have YOU ever driven one?!  It's like driving an aircraft carrier!!!  The fear is because we know of a young man who was injured in a 15 passenger van accident and his life will never be the same because of it.  Trepidation and hesitation are from the fact that we never imagined ourselves here, have never been in this situation before and it is a bit overwhelming.  The faith aspect is we believe that we are following what God is telling to do, but we really don't want to understand or try to comprehend why we need a 14 passenger van, an eight seater would fit us fine.  Maybe it's the cost, maybe the room, I honestly cringe to think about other possibilities.

God equips who He calls, He doesn't call the equipped.  So if he's called us to care for orphans and He's equipping us with a 14 passenger van... (I'm not ready to go there!)