Friday, June 11, 2010

Praising the Lord!




I have some good news for you! We have our TA! We are so thankful!! Yippee Jesus! China has given us their approval in every way and now we just need to bring our girls home! Praise the Lord!

Now they will be trying for our CA - please , please pray with us for July 5th, 6th 0r 7th. It is beginning to get late for those dates so we really need your prayers!

We planned ahead (leaving ample time so as not to mess things up) in hopes that it would all work out. So many changes would need to be made if it does not- so please pray for our CA.

This has been quite a week- I am emotionally exhausted. God has been there every step of the way. I am so thankful for that - I can not do this with out him. He has comforted me and wiped away the tears. He has shown me in small ways and in big ways that he is right there with us. It is so comforting to know how much he loves us and that we will never be without him.

There is a song that I just love but of course I can never remember the name or who sings it. It says "I don't wanta go some where knowing your not there, cause I know that me with out you is a lie. I don't want to walk that road, be a million miles from home."

That pretty much sums it up!

Just feeling like I need to stay really really close to Him.

34 comments:

Janet and Kevin said...

Oh how happy you all must be! I like that song, too, but can't remember anything about it other than that verse! :)

God will be with you as you travel soon to bring home your two newest children.

Hugs,
janet, kevin, ted, philip, and elijah

Sean and Lisa said...

YEAH!!!!
Praying for CA and all the necessary steps.
Much Love!

Hezra said...

ooooh I am so glad! I have been praying for you dear.

Angie said...

Happy Day! Happy Day!! OK...does CA stand for consulate appt? Whatever it is...come quickly so these girls can come home! And that photo of the 4 girls...don't ya just want to bring them all home??

Lori said...

WHEW!!!! Happy Day, for sure!! I'm so thankful!!!

Motherbird said...

Jean-

This is amazing news! I am sooo excited for you, and cannot wait to follow YOUR journey! God bless you as you prepare for the trip. And I will be praying for the CA that you want. Enjoy the moment!

Sheri

Rhonda said...

Congratulations!! I was sooo hoping that today would be YOUR day!!! I will pray for your CA... I would love for you to be able to keep your same travel dates, that way, our Janelle and your Sarah will be able to meet up in Guangzhou. This would be sooo neat for both of them! I will be checking back to see when you get your CA. Ours is the 6th of July.

Have a great weekend!

Rhonda
www.ourjourneytojade.com

Jboo said...

Congrats!!! So thrilled for you all!

Janet

Serving the King said...

Praise you Father from whom all blessings flow!!! Woooo-Hoooooo!! Jean I AM SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOU AND THOSE TWO BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!! Happy dancin with ya!

trustandobey said...

Congratulations!!! And best wishes for getting a terrific travel date!
Blessings!
Lisa

Emily said...

Praising God with you from China!!!!!! Also praying that you will get an early July CA so that you don't have to change your flights AND so that we can meet you in Guangzhou, because we would overlap 2 days :)

Mary Kate said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!

The Heald Family said...

Thank you Lord for answering our prayers!
So excited for you:)
Love.......cathy

Adeye said...

Yayyeeeeeee....sooooooo fabulous, friend!!!! I am totally rejoicing with you here in VA :)

Made my day getting your happy news.

tinacd said...

YEAH!

Sally-Girl! said...

Are you talking about Avalon's song "I don't Want to Go."?

Praying for you to get through the weekend!!! Loving you through it all!!

David and Sarah said...

Hooray!!! I'll be praying for your CA, and that this whole time will draw you even closer to our precious Jesus.

Bleessings,
Sarah

Jerry and Christy said...

Rejoicing with you that your TA finally came. Praying that you CA will be when you want it so you don't have to change your flights.
Christy

Kim said...

Praising Him!! Congratulations on your TA, and we will be praying for that CA!
We are praying for your girls...that God prepares their hearts and minds for their forever family, and that they are able to make the transitions with ease.
Cannot wait to follow your journey!!
Kim and Mandy

Wright Family said...

Finally ! Yipee ! I thought for awhile that you were going to have to wait and go with us at the end of July (I hope) ...Blog alot! Catherine

Gayle said...

Yippee!! I'm so excited for you, Jean, and praying for a CA on those perfect dates. I, too, love that song--I would say it fits your journey well...

Much love...

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

LOVE that song!!! PRAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our God is REALLY BIG!!! He's got it!

Laura L. said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations. So happy to hear your news.
I will pray that your CA date gets all worked out for the best.

Yes! I know that Avalon song too and I love it.

Kathy said...

Yipee!!!!!
Praising Jesus!!!!!!
Praying for CA on the dates
you desire!

kippi said...

Congrats! So happy for you all!

Tesseraemum said...

Yea!! Reading this post it struck me that all of your waiting and unknowns have been orchastrated so that Sarah and Anna can see what it means to rely on God. Also, to see how invested and how much you loved all of your girls before you even met them. For Sarah especially! She is seeing your emotions and your desires to bring these precious girls home and she has to feel soooo special knowing how you felt waiting for her! Sheri

Wife of the Pres. said...

Just yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!!!!!!

Praying for that CA!!!

Hope to see you in GUZ!

Leslie

a Tonggu Momma said...

Jean, I am so! very! happy! for y'all. I know you've waited a long time for that. China, here you come!

quilt-n-mama said...

We are so excited that you ta is here and were praying for your CA as well!
Congratulations. Can't wait to see the girls with their family in the pictures:)
Blessings,
gayly

Karin said...

HOORAY!!!!! So excited for you! I will be praying about your hoped-for dates. That picture of the girls enjoying their cake is just PRICELESS!!

Sophie said...

Yahoo, Praise Jesus!!
Praying for your CA and the Lord's strength and patience.

God's Grace said...

This is wonderful News Jean!!! And praying you have your prayers answered :) Terry

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Nicole A. said...

T A! Y A Y!

Congratulations! One big step closer to your girls! You will be in China before you know it!

Awesome song! ("I Don't Want to Go Somewhere", Avalon)


All the best,
Nicole A. in OH