Monday, March 18, 2013

I am on my way!  I cannot believe that this day is already here! I am sitting in the San Francisco airport getting ready to board my last flight before I will be with my baby girl FOREVER!  Words cannot express the emotions I am feeling right now!  God is good.

The next 14 hours are going to be rough but totally worth it!  We have had so many people praying for us along this journey and I know so many will continue!  So blessed!

This morning we sang a song at church that sums it up.....

"Never Once" by Matt Redman

Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we’ve come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us

Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You’ve done
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace
Never once, no, we never walk alone

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Every step we are breathing in Your grace
Evermore we’ll be breathing out Your praise
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Thank you Lord Jesus for being faithful!!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our adoption process is FINALLY complete! 
We got an email this morning that our Final Decree had arrived yesterday at THOGL!  Kenzie is 100% legally ours and nothing can change that!  We are allowed to bring her home!

In the email Ted said that it had been a whirlwind day.  When he received our final decree, he quickly got Kenzie to Taipei to get her passport and then made an appointment so Bev could take her tomorrow to get her final visa physical!  These are just the mandatory steps that must happen before we have our AIT appointment and can leave the country!

I am so excited that our process is done!  It has been a long, frustrating, painful process at time....but totally worth it.  God is good and His timing is perfect (even though most of the time it didn't line up with mine...haha!)

So the rest of the week for our family here in the states is going to be crazy!  Tomorrow night the wonderful teachers I work with our throwing me a shower, Friday night we have Kyler's 6th birthday party, Saturday we are hanging out as a family of 3 for the final time, and then I leave on Sunday!  Phew.....when will I pack??!?!???  So if anyone wants to come over and clean my house or help me organize life....feel free!  :)

Please continue to pray for bonding between Kenzie and I.
Please continue to pray for our traveling....that all goes smoothly and that Kenzie and I don't cry too much!! :)