What I don't know ... I don't know why Eli's birth parents did not feel that they could take care of him. I don't know what that will be like for him as he gets older. I don't know the struggles that we may have as a family, but who does?
I know that I am a child of God and one that cannot wait to grab my little guy up in China and shower him with love like he has never known. Please continue to pray for our family. This is truly a rollercoaster ride. We are waiting for our Letter of Acceptance and there is no true prediction of when this might come. Our prayer is that we will receive it this month so we might have the chance to travel before the end of the year. This would mean a relatively "quick" LOA, but we know God can move mountains! The kids keep asking if Eli will be here before Christmas and unless we get that LOA soon, I don't think it will happen (because of all the other steps we need to go through before travel). But again, God can move mountains, so we will see!
I don't like to write a post without sharing some pics, so here are a few ...
Keenan receiving his new belt
Bella and Addyson
Our niece, Ashlynn, in all her gear
The boys bithday party ... Keenan is now 7 and Aidan is now 10!!