Our family's journey to adopt a child from China and the many blessings God has provided along the way!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
We are in Guangzhou!
We made it safely to Guangzhou! We are settling in our hotel and will be meeting the other four families for dinner. We plan on crashing (or trying to) tonight so we can get some sleep. We are feeling excited, nervous, overwhelmed, a bit unsure of what's to come, and all sorts of other feelings. PLEASE pray for our "gotcha day" tomorrow as we know Jesiah will be making a huge transition. Sometime in the past few weeks he left his foster family to return back to the orphanage and now he will be disrupted again to come to us. We know God is in control and have been very prayerful for months about his arrival into our family so we know eventually it will be okay. We would like prayers that we will understand his needs, he will understand he is safe and come to trust us, and that we will be able to earn his love and trust. We would also like prayers that Jesiah feels a peace and that he will understand that we love him and that we will do whatever we need to take care of him because he is our son. I can't imagine how overwhelming all of this is on the kiddos being adopted. We will meet Jesiah about 2:30 am Monday morning for you. I will blog as soon as I can with lots of pictures!!!
We go into tomorrow remembering my favorite scripture verse.
Phil. 4:13- I can do ALL THINGS through Christ which strengthens me.