Monday, September 29, 2008
Once we get our travel arrangements set in stone, I will post this information on our blog!
WHOO-HOO! We are getting closer and closer!
1. Pray for healthy bonding and attachment with our daughter
2. Pray for good communication (understanding) with our daughter
3. Pray for safe travels
Okay....I am feeling a bit nauseous.
More details to come...........
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
John having fun scanning!
Pastor, this one is for you!
How does this thing work?
I just love snuggly soft stuffed animals! I think I found my new best friend!
John and I just had such a fun time registering for items for Lydia! I must say, we were so exhausted after going to two different stores....we went to Target and Babies R Us. Going to Babies R Us was so overwhelming...wow...that store ROCKED!
At times during our little adventure, we would just pause and look at each other...and think..we are going to be parents and we are registering!!!
It looks like we got our first shower on the calendar--October 10th!! How exciting!
Friday, September 19, 2008
I frantically called our agency inquiring about this and to see if Lydia was okay. We heard back and Lydia is fine. They said that the orphanage would contact our agency if anything happened. We also found out that the orphanage that Lydia is at did not use this type of baby formula. Thanks be to GOD!!
No news is good news in this case. Another reminder from the Lord that I have no control over this adoption process. Thank you Lord for watching over Lydia.
Lydia--Jesus loves you and is protecting you. Please do not be scared. We will be coming to get you soon. I am just so thankful that our God is there with you. It is so good to trust Him. We cannot wait to tell you all about Him.
Hang tight pumpkin...the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Since we received doctor's approval, we sent our referral acceptance to our agency yesterday and they received it today! They will then send it to China.
In a couple of weeks, we will have some travel information nailed down and some updated pictures of Lydia! As soon as I get that information...I will post them on the blog!
By the way, we also found out some wonderful information on her that orphange sent us:
>Lydia loves to play with other children and her favorite toys are dolls
>Lydia likes to be spoken to one on one
>Lydia is active and outgoing
>Lydia likes to sing and laugh
First, we had prayer, then we gave her a name, then we were given a picture, and now a we know of her personality....we just love you Lydia!
In case you were wondering....her name will be ...Lydia Zhu Li Super
(Zhu is pronounced joo and Li is pronounced lee--like "Julie")
John and Sophia at Abrams Falls
John Dick hiking away
Me and my hiking buddy-Joanna
The victorious hikers who climbed Mt. LeConte
We did a short hike with the kiddos at Porter's Creek
The victorious hikers conquering the mountain
Referral celebration dinner
Beautiful Abram Falls
Hiking we will go...a hiking we will go..hi-ho the merry-o, a hiking we will go!
The top of Mt. LeConte. Yea! They made it!
The Bold family and Joanna at Abrams Falls
John and I at Abrams Falls
Doesn't this look like some scene from Lord of the Rings? It was taken on the Mt. LeConte hike.
The gang at Bear Camp Grill--yummy country breakfast!
Nothing like having the mountains, some great hiking, wonderful food and amazing company over a long weekend getaway. What a great way to celebrate the coming of Lydia.
These are just a few pictures taken from our sweet getaway.
Need I say more? Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
After 3 1/2 years....
John and I introduce to you our daughter....
Name: Zhu Li Ying
From: Guangxi Province
Currently located: Xingye Welfare Institute
She is walking, sitting up on her own, crawling and currently has 6 teeth.
Once we get her measurements translated, we will send out that information also.
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.......
Mama and BaBa
Monday, September 1, 2008
Well, we made it to September! John and I were planning on going to Ohio this weekend, but with our crazy schedule, we decided to take a day off to chill out. We will be seeing Grandma in a couple of weeks. Doctors are saying that after two months, her health will start declining.
On another note, we have been reading on the Rumor Queen site that 3 Eurpoean agencies are stating that 2-9-06 is the cut-off. Yes, that means that we will be in this batch!! We may be hearing some news within the next couple of days.
HOWEVER, we are not going to be anxious about this news. Our pastor has been going through the book of Matthew lately and he just so happened to land on the end of Matthew 6. Ya know, that great passage about not being anxious, but trusting God. Our anxiety is telling the world that we do not trust our Lord. If you have some time, I highly recommend listening to it. If you go to www.communitypca.org and on the right hand side of the screen you will see Sermon Series. Select "Do not be Anxious." Good stuff...simply good stuff.
We will certainly keep you posted..thanks!