Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father ... James 1:17

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Her day is almost here!!!!!!!

In 4 days we leave to get Mary-Aster... We're not sure how long we'll be gone. At least 2 weeks but it could be more. I have been washing clothes, gathering medication, choosing airplane activities, buying junk food, and collecting formula. Tonight, clothes finally started going in suitcases and formula in trunks - suddenly this trip seems REAL! It has been a busy and long few days. I am so tired and still a bit overwhelmed by all that is left to do. But, the thought of walking out the doors of the Thomas Center with Mary-Aster in my arms keeps me going. Oh, and can you believe this - our "gotcha" day will be my birthday! What a memorable and amazing birthday gift.
Thank you to all who have donated formula or cash for formula!! It is so incredibly important an appreciated by the orphanages. We are continuing to collect formula and need a whole bunch more!!!! Please keep it coming!
Prayer requests:
Please pray Mary-Aster's case is processed through the Embassy quickly without the need for more documentation
Please pray for our children to enjoy this experience and for Craig and I to help them really soak it in and live this time to the fullest!
Please pray that we will have opportunity to touch the lives of others share Jesus' love
And of course please pray the Mary-Aster's transition is smooth and she will feel loved from the beginning

God is good and we are praising Him for this opportunity!


  1. praying for safe travels AND that all the paperwork is in order and you pass thru Embassy without a hiccup!

  2. Sooo excited for you guys I can't hardly even stand it!! Will be praying and ready and waiting at that airport to capture those first precious moments for you guys.

  3. Clint and I met you at the Thomas Center the day of our court date Nov. 11th. We have everything booked for the 2nd time now and are hoping to get approval this week to fly. Praying for your safe travel on Wednesday. That's so neat you are able to take your kids along. Which guest house will you be staying at? Looking forward to Ethiopia, Mary