This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And we're off...to CHINA!! Lily, here we come!!!

Cannot believe it's time to post the final post before we depart. The suitcases are by the door, the kids are tucked in their beds, and many prayers continue from our lips to God's ears. Doug is doing pretty well and is really being a trooper since his surgery. The kids did great tonight, and Doug and I aren't doing too badly ourselves. Thank you to everyone who has wished us well and especially for the prayers.
In the morning, we will head out at 8:00 to the Louisville airport. Doug's parents and our kiddos will accompany us to the airport to send us off. I am sure that will be a pretty sight...:-) But now, I am focusing on Christ. On the ONE who set the lonely in my heart for this little one. The God who molded my heart over the past 3 1/2 years. The God who created me to be her Mommy. He has called us to this place and will cover every detail with His mighty hand. God is sooo awesome. So looking forward to meeting Lily Hope face to face! On Sept. 6th we will FINALLY meet her. Hold her. Kiss her. Rock her. LOVE HER. Forever!!!

Pray.
Be the HOPE for an orphan!
Julie
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!Proverbs 19:21

5 comments:

The Gutmans' said...

All is can is yeaaahhhhhh!!! So over the moon excited, I could not sleep last night just thinking about it, wow. Praying, praying & praying for you all, can't wait to see pics of you all seeing your sweet little Lily for the first time, Gotcha days rock!!!! Love you all.

Emy said...

I can't believe that you'll be doing all the things we've been reading about all these years!!! Can't wait to follow along and we'll be praying for you EVERY step of the way!!! CHINA BABY!!! WOO HOO!!!

Mrs. Heather Kightlinger said...
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Heather Kightlinger said...

Yay!!!! Can't believe the time is FINALLY here!! So excited to follow your journey!! Can't wait to see pics of Lily Hope! Miss you already!! Counting down the days til your return!:)

Kerri said...

Just thinking about you! The time has come! Can't wait to hear all about it! The first time you see her, how she smells, what her first reaction to you is. Your thoughts on making that way tooooo hot Chinese bottle! Your thoughts on the traffic in the city and the fact that you will definitely see at least 20 motorcycles stacked six feet high with anything you can thing of behind the driver! Take it all in and remember it for Lily! My heart is overflowing! See you on the 17th!!!!! xxoxoxoxo