Together

  

Z and I just spent 6 days in the hospital. A nurse commented that he was milking the one-on-one time with his mom. Yes, he was. So was I. 

At times like this I am reminded that he was abandoned on the side of the road in China as an infant. Abandoned by a parent or by parents who were doing the most loving thing they could for him. All his needs were taken care of in China, and for that I am thankful. 

I am also reminded that he had major surgery in China as an infant. By major, I mean spinal surgery. During that time, his mommy was not with him. 

I’m here now little buddy. 

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Waiting. Again…

Well, our Dossier Copy has been sent to China for Z. We have our travel visas in hand. Now, we wait. Again…

I have talked about waiting before. Waiting is good. This is a time to get prepared. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually. Financially.

The next step is getting our travel approval from China. Travel approval means that China has all the paperwork for both boys, and they are ready for us to travel there and pick them up. Right now, Z’s paperwork and E’s paperwork is not together. All the paperwork must come together. Then, China has to coordinate getting the boys together (as they do not live in the same city) and to us once we arrive in the Henan province capital city of Zhengzhou.

As part of preparing, we had a garage sale yesterday. Money to go to China. De-cluttering our home. A cluttered home yields a cluttered mind and spirit. How did we accumulate so much stuff? Would Jesus want it this way? I don’t think so. If I have a lot of “stuff”, I am not free to move when God says move. If my money is tied up in possessions, I cannot give when God says give.

OK, this is me practicing inserting pictures:  The picture is D’s rendition of a Chinese lion. E is inside the lion suit controlling it. D is on the left. Z is on the right. Also, he drew the Chinese symbol for family himself.

Acts 2:45 And they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

What is tying you down do you cannot move for God?

April Fool’s! Or not…

April 1, and I am not fooling. I am blogging! Here is the story of why I started this today.

My husband and I are pursuing the adoption of a little boy (Di Di) from China. We thought we were getting a Mei Mei, but God proved otherwise. Hoop after hoop to jump through. Paper after paper to sign. Here we are, almost ready. Then, we hear the USCIS is 75 days behind sending out appointments for fingerprints. What?!?

Today, we get a notice that China has sent us a letter of acceptance. Once we sign this letter and send it back, the clock starts ticking. At that point we have 3 months to travel to China. We cannot send this letter back until we get fingerprints done. What do I have in my mailbox when I get home? An appointment for fingerprints…

Who is in control? God.

How do we release control to God?

  1. Pray
  2. Study the word
  3. Practice

1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB.  For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

When has God shown you that He is in control?