Unfortunately it could not have come at a crazier time. The cost of airfares to China in July are absolutely ridiculous due to the Olympics. Not to mention what hotels and travel in China will cost. We have had to try and use wisdom in deciding what to do. So….I will leave on September 5th to fetch our newest angel. We have also decided that I will travel alone. Our youngest is 3 years old, and is VERY attached to Mommy and Daddy. We just do not have peace about leaving him here for 2 weeks while Anthony and I travel together. And, taking him with us means an extra airfare. The other snag we have is that I am not a USA citizen. I can do the entire adoption process on my own EXCEPT the US Consulate (which happens on the last day of the trip). So, the plan right now is for me to go alone, and then Anthony will fly to China on the last day of the trip…just to go the US Consulate and get us back into the country. In and out :). By doing it this way we do not have to pay for Cade to come with us, he can stay home with Daddy. He will be fine without us for 2 days. These are just tentative plans right now….obviously if the Lord blesses us with more money, Ant and I will go together, and we’ll take Cade with us. We’ll see what happens. What a blessing that God has already gone before us in all these decisions.
PLEASE PRAY….we are having a HUGE yard sale this coming Saturday. Our local newspaper is doing a little story about Haven’s adoption for some extra publicity. We have been so blessed with things to sell…especially from our special friends, Chris and Elizabeth and E’s Mom, Suella. Wow…they have gone above and beyond what we ever could have asked for. We are so very grateful 🙂
Also, we got word that our application for a grant was turned down. At first I was so upset, they gave us such a generous grant for Hannah-Claire’s adoption. But the Lord reminded me that this did not come as a surprise for HIM…He is more than able to bring in the $6500 we still need. I know it’s true. He is FAITHFUL!
So, there’s an update and our good news. We are so excited that we getting a little closer to our sweetheart. Hang in there sweet love…Mommy and Daddy will be there soooooooon!!!!!! Thank you Jesus for the blessing of this precious child.