We leave in just 10 short days to start our adoption trip. We will be in China for just over two weeks to complete the adoptions, and I can hardly believe we are here. It will have been almost exactly a year since we first saw Ethan's picture and knew God was calling us to be his family, and honestly, much of the process this time has felt like a fight. We've had many bumps and delays and difficulties in the process, but God is good, and we are going soon!
I wrote a summary of the journey up to this point
on my blog
, and I will be blogging the whole trip as well. When we were in China with Noah (you can go back and read that here
- start at the bottom and work up to go in order!), so many of you followed along on our journey, encouraged us, and prayed for us, and I will tell you - we could absolutely feel it! There is no reason to think this should go well in country. We are adopting two kids at once, both of whom are older, neither of whom speak English, and who can't even talk to each other (Ethan speaks Mandarin and Anna speaks Cantonese), and they are leaving everything they know to go to a foreign country with strange people they've never met who don't look like them and start over completely. And they are children. It is terrrifying!
We asked you all to pray so specifically when we were in country with Noah that he would somehow understand immediately that he was safe and that we loved him. God answered that prayer! It made no sense, and Noah was sad and afraid of many things, but not of us. It made all the difference in the world. Would you join us again and pray for us and for Ethan and Anna? We want them to know the love of their new family and of God from the first moment.
I've put the link for the summary below, and know that we so appreciate you and your prayers! We honestly couldn't do it without you!
Keep reading on Jennifer's blog...