Once Upon A Prayer

Monday, April 9, 2012

Travel Approval!

I am a planner.

I need to have a plan...planning is what I do.

Apparently, China could care less about my silly plans 
or my desperate need to always
have a plan!

With the amazing news that China issued our official 
Travel Approval, came the news that we need to leave for China
as soon as possible.

Translation - Emily's plan - out the window!

Lily has been living the past year 
at a dangerously low oxygen saturation.

Waiting is no longer an option.
Our baby girl needs to come home NOW!!!!

God's plan has always been so much better than anything I could 
ever possibly dream up or imagine.

So tonight, I am clinging to the promise that God has known 
the exact moment
our girls will be in our arms forever...

Today was just the day that I was let in on His plan!

So we are still waiting on a few more things from China, 
but it looks like Mackenzie & Lily 
will forever be in our arms
on Monday, May 7th.

Plan or not...China here we come!


  1. Oh I can't WAIT until the day they are forever in your arms!!!!! What an exciting day that is going to be!!!! Love love love these sweet girls- can't believe we are SO close! HOORAY for TA!!!!!

  2. Oh my word I'm in awe of his plan. Totally messes up our need to put things on a calendar. Pack your bags Mama, nothing else matters right now. I'm seriously so excited!!! Time to hold your girls.

  3. I can hardly wait to see just what God has planned. Commotion, chaos no longer matter because we have hope...
    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    My favorite part is that God is actually preparing us for a future!

  4. Can't wait to see them in your arms!!


  5. You guys are so lucky!!! What a wonderful surprise and gift that you can go TWO WEEKS early! Any parent's dream. Good luck with all the planning and packing - I know it can seem overwhelming and as hard as it is, try to pack light. Enjoy every moment anticipating your beautiful daughters!!!
    Take care,