Friday, December 30, 2011

Almost Time

We've sent this . . .
 And this. . .

 And now finally it is almost time to meet the reason for it all. . . for all of the hours spent doing paperwork since July, for all of the emails and phone calls made to follow up on all of the hours of paperwork, for the trips to the Secretary of State's office, for the packages sent, for the prayers offered, for the anxious moments when worry and fear crept in, for the love in our hearts for one we have never met, for the moments of wondering is she happy, well, and full or sad, hungry, and sick.  By God's grace alone, we have made it this far in our journey to Leiney Grace. Today we give thanks that we are now officially waiting only on Travel Approval and should travel at the end of January.  Praise God!

   The precious reason for it all ~ Leiney Grace Qingquan

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah 3:17


The Rose Family said...

I love her already. A verse for Leiney Grace and her precious new family: "My soul finds rest in God alone; my hope comes from Him.
Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress;
I will not be shaken.
God Most High is my salvation and my honor;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, people:
Pour your hearts out to Him; for God is our refuge."
~Psalms 62:5-8 NIV
Love you all. Happy New Year ~ Em

The Rose Family said...

Oh, yeah: I updated the blog recently. :) Check it out for me. :D Love you all! Katie, I'll respond to your letter promptly! Shelby said she'd send me one soon so I might send yours with hers. God bless ~

Sharon said...

Soon, soon, soon!!!! We can't wait to meet Leiney Grace! Hoping it will be in China! :)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

You are getting so close! It seems to me like it's gone really fast, but I know on your end it probably feels like an eternity! I'm so happy and anxious to see her with you all! Praying for you guys!

Lots of love,
Tammy & family