Sunday, February 19, 2012


Yep, I'm totally consumed by this wait for Travel Approval. The thought of travel and finally meeting Janie is always on my mind. My thoughts are all over the place, all.the.time. I cannot think straight! We are on day 9 of the wait....maybe this week, next week or the next...sigh. But I DO see the end in sight, and we will be on a plane before we know it.

I have a strong suspicion this is not how she will feel when she meets us the first time,
More like this
We will take any mood she feels and love her through it!

I am consumed daily with thoughts of how hard this will be for little QingZhong! I cannot wrap my mind around how she will feel leaving everything she knows; to be with people who look, smell, sound so different from everything she has ever known. Only God can prepare her for this enormous change in her life. Our prayer is that He will hold her in His hands and protect her and prepare her! That He will give each one of us wisdom, grace and mercy in helping her through this transition. My prayer for Madeline is that this experience will answer some of her deep questions and she will leave China knowing that we love her more than she can understand, that we are HER family forever.

This is the verse I will cling to in the days to come as we wait....

"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail"
Lamentations 3:22