We are waiting for Travel Approval, but we are packed and ready to go as soon as they give us the word!
I'm taking the daughter who has been studying Mandarin for months so that she can tell her big sister about Jesus, and also "so she won't feel alone when she gets here".
This child God has blessed me with - she led me straight to another. Because it was Lilly who peeked over my shoulder back in April and saw Haven dancing in an orphanage video and said, "She should my sister."
Yes. She should. Sometimes it is that simple.
It was Lilly who would not allow me to believe that we had lost her, and prayed every night for us to be chosen to be Haven's family.
This "preparing a place" is happening in our own home right now.
Praise God for His provisions.
He has called my friend Becky, the homeschooling mother of 5 children, to offer to leave everything behind and fly to China to help me get these kids home.
It's not convenient for her to do this - it's actually a little insane for her to even offer. But I couldn't talk her out of it if I tried. And there isn't anyone I'd rather see step off that plane to help me halfway through my trip than this woman, whom I love so dearly and look up to in so many ways.
Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from You.
Where You go, I will go.
Where You stay, I will stay.
Your people will be my people...