Thursday, December 10, 2009


We are doing the Happy dance here today! We got our Travel approval a couple days ago and today got our Confirmation on our Consulate date!!! The waiting os OVAH!!!!!! We leave New years, get her on the 3rd of January(yay) and get all our in province stuff done by the 8th, fly to Guangzhou for her consulate appointment on the 12th , pick up her visa on the 14th then home on the 15th!!! We should leave 3 weeks from today!! I am not scurrying around getting ready.. because I thought we'd be there Christmas is ready, her room is ready, I could leave today and be ready!! Happy day! We are so grateful we do not have to pray for our "sister in China" at family prayer much longer...we can just pray with thankgiving that she is HOME!!! PHEW !!!! We hope to see this pagoda when we go to her province. China is so full of beautiful things! (including Lola:)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A touching poem from a friend

Here is a poem a fellow adoptive Mom wrote. I really liked it. Merry Christmas!

Twas the Night Before Christmas--for the Parentless.....

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land
there are parentless children, with no toys in hand

No stockings to be hung by the chimny with care
no hopes for a family soon to be there

Their beds are not snug--but cold and quite bare
there are no goodnight kisses--no one to care

While we in our homes, laughing in delight
all settle down for a Merry Chistmas Eve night

When in someone's heart--there arises a clatter
there are children in need--who's lives really DO matter!

Away to the computer please go in a flash
to see the sweet face with whom YOU could be matched!

While a child you see--their beautiful face all aglow
could this be MY child--could I already know??

When in the dreams of the orphan--what always appears
is a family to love them, to care and hold dear

As you stare at that child--your heart beats real quick--
for you know in your heart that sweet face will stick

More dreams sweet children have--to call parents by name-
come mama! come daddy! come family to claim!

To the ends of the earth--your heart seems to call
now child--I'm coming--I wish for you ALL!

So on a plane to your child--over rooftops you flew
to hold this dear soul--a wish did come true

And then in a twinkling-I saw through the door
this child of my heart-that was waiting no more

As I got my camera and was turning around-
into my arms did he come with a bound!

He was dressed in many layers from his head to his foot
and into my heart his life was just put

there was no round face--no plump little belly
just sad little eyes, and legs shaking like jelly

In a swirl of a pen, and a stamp and a seal
my world became brighter--like I could suddenly feel!

We spoke not a word--they weren't needed at all
and I knew in this moment where I got this call

God layed his hands on my heart--and to the occasion I rose
and He could do it for you--this question He'll pose.....

It won't be a shout--no not even a whistle
it won't be real clear--but faint like a whisper

Can you make room in your heart--if you try with your might?
And make a difference for one--help them see the light?

I can see you exclaim as you hold your child tight--
Thank you Lord for this gift--you got it EXACTLY right!