Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blogging in China


I have set up a private and password protected blog for our China trip. If you want the name and password, you can contact me by e-mail. My e-mail is t s s m i t h 1 6 @ a t t . n e t (without the spaces.)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another week...no Travel Approval


Still waiting....waiting....waiting. It's disappointing, but I'm keeping my faith and trusting in God's plan and His perfect timing. We're hoping to have our baby girl home for Christmas, but still preparing ourselves for the possibility that it might not happen. All I know is that God knows the very day and very hour of our meeting, and all I can do is hold on to Him and stay strong. Hoping for some good news this upcoming week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Salute to our Veterans
















Thank you for the sacrifices you have made and will continue to make for our country. We attended our local parade and watched our oldest son march as BC of his JROTC program for the last time. He will leave for basic training in the Army in July of 2010. He will join those who I already support and respect, except now it will all be closer to home for me. Thank you, soldiers, and thank you, son!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Early Christmas Decorating






















One more thing we're doing early...decorating for Christmas. We hope to bring our baby girl home from China for Christmas, and since we don't know when we'll be traveling, we had to get our Christmas decorating done. So, early Merry Christmas, everyone!

An Early Birthday Celebration
















We celebrated early, since we don't know exactly when we'll be going to China...it could be on Doodle's birthday, so Happy Early Birthday, Doodles!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Waiting on Travel Approval




Yes......waiting. I was really hoping to get TA this week, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. I will continue to trust God's timing and remember that He has a plan for us and our baby girl. I will remember that he knew my little girl long before I did. I will remember that He started this journey to bring us together, and He will see us through the rest of the way. I'll remember that He works everything out more wonderfully than we can imagine. Yes, I'll wait and I'll trust.




"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us" Ephesians 3:20




"your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:16

"Rising"

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