Thursday, January 18, 2007

As Cold Waters to a Thirsty Soul...

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25

Yesterday at 3:41pm I received a call from Laura at Lifelink that we had been given our final approval to adopt Guo Zhen. We were just thrilled! She told us travel should be in 4-8 weeks and that we would know more soon.
I've been home with sick kids all week and have started feeling bad myself, so I was disappointed to miss meeting with Laura this morning to go over some paperwork and information. Steve called me as soon as his meeting was over. We have a tentative travel date!!!!! Because Chinese New Year falls in the middle of February this year and all business shuts down during that festival in China, they want to get us in and out of China BEFORE Chinese New Year begins. Our tentative date is February 4. I think I'm in shock. That's only 2 weeks away, and I feel so unprepared. Thrilled, excited, (feverish), and rather unprepared. Yippee!!

"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But these who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands."--Kristi Larson


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Monica! That Guangxi girl will be home in Tremont before you know it!! We traveled right before Chinese New Year in 2004, and it was fun to see all the decorations!

Lisa S

Dana Stuber said...

WOW, Monica, Wowsee wowsee. We will be praying as you prepare to go. Here it is. Right before you, it's time to roll!! Dana

Sheila Allen said...

So glad to hear your great news! I love the name you chose for her! We'll be praying for all of you to be healthy as you make all of your preparations to go bring home your beautiful little baby girl! Love, Aunt Sheila