Sunday, November 28, 2010

36 hours... and counting...

36 hours until our first flight leaves!... and we begin yet another leg on this miraculous journey!!!
4 days until we meet the precious one who's picture we fell in love with 4 months ago... until we hold her in our arms and cuddle her close and long to never let go...

5 days until we appear in court... until we prayerfully become the legal Mommy & Daddy to God's chosen beauty for our family!
And... 5 days...
... until we say goodbye to our sweatheart
... with a promise to return
... and to never leave her again!
We cherish your prayers for our family:
* For safe, healthy travels...
* For a sweet first meeting with our daughter!
* For all our paperwork to be in perfect order...
* For God's grace and goodness to be with us in court...
* For us to hear the precious words "She is yours!"
* For our children at home and those caring for them to have fun, be blessings to each other, and for a wonderful reunion for us all!
* For emotional peace and understanding as we continue to wait for the FINAL trip to bring our sweet baby girl home!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A look at love...

I have seen "love" come to our home in so many forms...

This is what love looks like from a dear "giggle sister" in
New Jersey...

This is what love looks like from a women's bible study group in
Portland, OR...


This is what loves looks like from childhood friends now in
Arizona...


This is what love looks like from a preschool in
Verboort, Oregon



This is what loves looks like from a couple with a heart for God's kids in
Sherwood, Oregon




This is what loves looks like from a 1st and 3rd grade class in
Enumclaw, Washington


Here is LOVE all bundled up and ready for delivery...
Blessed by 150 pounds of LOVE...


Thank you to everyone!
You have touched our hearts deeply!
Your impact will cross the nations!
And God... I am sure He is smiling... as His children have taken care of "the least of these"!
Are we still collecting?... You bet!
That's the beauty of 2 trips!!!