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Gotcha Day and the aftermath

We have been in China now for one week.I have deliberately refrained from sharing about each day and each excursion because there have been so many emotions and feelings about it, most of which are really for our family, especially our daughter to know and share and experience and not meant for sharing on the world wide web.       Monday was our Gotcha Day of Xiang Ling (Felicity Grace) and this is a day that I do want to share. It was a full, busy day and there were so many emotions that enveloped the day.        Due to jet lag, Pete and I have been waking up 3 AM most mornings and Monday morning was no different.But, what was different was that neither of us could fall asleep again.We talked and prayed about the upcoming day until about 5AM and then got ready to be at breakfast by 6:30.We met our guide at 8:30 AM and then headed to the orphanage. The orphanage was only 20 minutes from our hotel, and during that time, I had to keep on reminding myself to take deep breaths and just rela…

Getting ready to bring our daughter home!!

We first saw her face at the end of April.   Her pictures fill our home.  Our hearts have been with her these long months.  And now, we are just days away from boarding a plane, seeing her country, experiencing her culture, and most importantly, holding her in our arms for the first time.  That day will be the last day she will be an orphan.  
"God sets the lonely in families" - Psalm 68:8
We have longed for this day to come and it is almost here!  We are thrilled, and excited and a little nervous too!
Our Gotcha day is exactly 6 months from the day we first saw her precious face!
Please pray for us.  For our travels and for our daughter!



I will attempt to update my blog as we travel.   But, my time may just be taken up with this smiling face!



Preparing for the run, and some changes with the Run for the Little Flowers

The 3rd Annual Run for the Little Flowers is NEXT week everyone!  I cannot even believe that we are almost at mid-October!

I can barely stop my head from spinning these days with all of the developments and changes in our adoption plans.  Within the last week we have gotten travel approval and will be flying to China just days after the Run for the Little Flowers to finally hold our daughter in our arms!

So, my mind has not been, exactly, on the run or the details of it.  But, there are a few things I want to share with you all about it  . . .

First, even though I had originally stated that the proceeds from the run would be split between our adoption and Little Flower Projects, I have decided that 100% of the proceeds will go to Little Flower Projects.  While money for our own adoption would be wonderful, I truly never felt right about taking some of the money from the run for our own adoption expenses. This run has always been about the amazing work that Little Flower Projects does …

Happy Feast of St. Therese!! Run for the Little Flowers Discount!!

Happy Feast of St. Therese of the Little Flower!
In honor of the Little Flower all Run for the Little Flower registrations are only $15!! 

 Register today and share with your friends!