Friday, March 4, 2011


God is being God again. The day our doctor told me that I'm no longer considered diabetic, we also learned the date we get our baby girl. Katie will turn 2-years-old on March 20, but she'll start her new life on March 21. That's the day we will meet her face-to-face in Xi'an, China. We'll have lots of paperwork after that, but she'll stay with us from that day forward. Please continue to pray for Katie, Brenda, Bryan and me as our world is about to change forever. Pray that Katie will be able to express the grief she feels over the drastic changes she'll experience. Pray that Katie will bond with at least one of us before we leave Xi'an. Pray that God will continue to provide for our spiritual, physical, and financial needs throughout the adoption process. Pray that Brenda and I will recognize Katie's emotional needs as we help her adjust to life in America. Pray for peace and clarity of mind as we finalize travel plans. Pray that God will use our experiences to encourage other families being called to welcome orphans into their homes. If you feel God leading you to pray specifically about something I've left out, please pray. "The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you."

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