Saturday, June 27, 2009
The Stanleys began a concurrent adoption with Ethiopia several months ago and TODAY they met their little blessing, Lola Joy. If you would like to follow their journey and see pictures of their precious little girl, click this link http://journeytochinadoll.blogspot.com/. I know they appreciate all prayers and well wishes.
We love you Stanley family - all FIVE of you!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We have thought all along that we would be taking Aidan with us. Well, we are not so sure now. China is placing people in quarantine if they are in close proximity to someone who test positive for the flu. We are not nervous about the potential to be quarantined. We are nervous though that if one of us comes down with the flu, that Aidan will be separated from us. Officials are taking this VERY seriously there and even though we see this as just the flu, they do not. At this point, we don't want to take the risk of him being separated from us. This breaks my heart and his because he has been so excited to go. But ... things could change before we travel and we may change our minds again.
Please pray that we get our TA soon. Please pray that everything related to the flu calms down. Please pray for peace for us while we wait. And please pray that God continues to wrap his loving arms around Isabella and her wonderful foster family.
We KNOW God's time is perfect and we trust in that. This is the verse that spoke to me while we were trying to decide whether or not to say yes to Isabella's referral and the one that has given me hope and peace throughout this journey. Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Happy Father's Day! May God bless each and every one of you today.
I wanted to place a post today to honor Michael ... he is just the best daddy in the world to the boys and I know Bella will feel the same way. Aidan and Keenan loved having so much time with daddy while we were in Hilton Head. While we were there, they built sand castles, rode bikes, "surfed" the waves, went on a sailboat ride, and kayaked. It was a great week! We are happy to be home and spend a relaxing day before we get back into the routine of things tomorrow.
We love you Michael! Happy Father's Day!