A family of ten seeking to glorify God in all that we do.
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Ps. 119:105
Friday, July 30, 2010
It's Been 16 Years!
Yes, my high school sweetheart and I were married 16 years ago today. I can remember that day so vividly in my mind. The wedding ceremony and reception were all I had ever dreamed they would be, but more importantly than the festivities of that day, these last 16 years have been so much more than I could have ever envisioned. I never would have imagined the spiritual growth that we have both experienced or the abundant blessings that God has lavished on us - not finanacial ones (we could use some of those blessings after 3 adoptions : ) - but the love we share between the 2 of us, the supersized family He has created for us, the trials we have been through where we have seen the hand of God so clearly. This journey that He has led us on together these last 16 years has been far richer than I ever thought possible. Today I thank God for a wonderful, loving husband who seeks to know the Lord more and more each day and who leads our family to know and love Him more deeply too. Prince Charming will be arriving soon to steal me away from the 7 who consume most of my time so that I can spend a few hours focused only on him! Can't wait!
Listed with BAAS/ see video:http://youtu.be/8rexL2SF98A Shi Jian Feng (Jason)
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Waiting in China for a family
Lauren - almost 3 years old with Homeland
Waiting in China for a family
Tess - 10 years old girl
Timeline to Leiney Grace
6/22/2011 1st saw her sweet face; requested file 6/23/2011 received file, began to pray for wisdom 6/28/2011 requested update as file was a year old 7/11/2011 received update of positive nature 7/12/2011 accepted Lei Qingquan's referral, LOI submitted 10/7/2011 DTC (dossier to China) 10/14/2011 LID (log in date) 12/05/2011 LOA (letter of acceptance) 12/16/2011 I800 Approval (expedited/LG's heart condition) 12/23/2011 NVC Cable 12/24/2011 I800 Approval Received 12/28/2011 Article 5 Drop-Off (expedition requested) 12/29/2011 Article 5 Picked Up (expedited!) o1/06/2012 Travel Approval 01/27/2012 Depart for Beijing 01/28/2012 Arrive in Beijing 01/29/2012 Tour Great Wall, fly to Changsha 01/30/2012 Meet Leiney Grace! 01/31/2012 Finalize adoption- China side 02/01/2012 Sightseeing in Changsha 02/02/2012 Visit Leiyang SWI (where LG has lived for 5 yrs) 02/03/2012 Sightseeing/ fly to Guangzhou 02/04/2012 Adoption Medical Exam, TB test, etc. 02/05/2012 Visit Safari Park 02/06/22012 Visit Lingnan Park 02/07/2012 Consulate appointment 02/08/2012 Pick up LG's visa, take train to Hong Kong 02/09/2012 Depart for HOME! Arrive 5:11 PM!