Thursday, September 17, 2009

dare to trust

Well, I'm up early as I should be with all
I've got to do.
I say that a lot don't I?

Wondering what to blog about before
I dig into my list...
and trying to decide how early is
too early to start running the vacuum.

Also trying to figure out what I should wear
on the plane.
Much like maternity clothes at month 9,
by the end of the l o n g flight, I'll
want to burn whatever I decide on.

But as my focus started out on little 'ol me
this morning,
I read the most amazing blog post by
my friend Aedye.

Please take the time to jump over
to her blog, would you?
She writes beautifully and their "Gotcha Day"
story (and all that led up to it) just
one year ago,

is AMAZING.
It will teach you quickly how to cast
your adoption cares on Him and dare to
TRUST.

17 comments:

Debby said...

lized yesterday that your family day with Shu Li is the day AFTER my third family day with Jami. I really enjoyed China in Sept...much better than the snow & ice (which is hard for a Floridian) of Feb.


I can not wait to follow your journey.....

Cari Bacon said...

Thank you so much, Lori, for sharing this amazing story! I enjoyed reading it very much. Talk about "trust & obey"!

quilt-n-mama said...

Hope you make it through the list today, I know you must be about to burst! I agree on the long flight clothes, ugh! After all that, you really don't want to see them again!:)
Hope in it all, you have some great moments with your family today!
Blessings,
Gayly
ps- thanks for linking to Adeye's blog this morning, an amazing story of God's blessings, isn't it?!?!?

Cari Bacon said...

oh yeah...don't forget that you leave TOMORROW for Ch*na!!!!! :)

So exciting!!

Tracey and Chuck said...

Lori,
I wanted to let you know that we will be thinking of you and your family while you are getting your new princess!!! We will be right behind going to see our new prince!
Safe travels and hopefully lots of updates while you are there!!
Tracey

Mandi said...

Can you believe you are leaving in less than 24 hours??? Oh my gosh, I cannot wait to follow your journey and to see you united with Shu Li.

I read Adeye's post early this morning and it brought tears to my eyes because her story is definitely a testament of what He can do with a little faith. Her family is such an inspiration.

Hugs,
Mandi

Karin said...

LOVE that story--amazing. I think it's the most touching adoption story I have ever read.

About the fears the enemy is sending your way...ugh(been there, done that), don't let him steal your joy.

ACK! You're leaving in less than 24 hours!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Prayers for you...calm that pounding, heart and focus on the next task. God will carry you through, oh and the kids WILL be fine.
Our first trip, we left the kids home w/ my parents, woke them up to say good-bye and our then 5 y.o. says "you're going TODAY?!" as if we had never discussed this AT ALL.
About broke my heart, but they were OK.

christy rose said...

I have been to visit Adeye this morning and pretty much balled through her post.
I am praying for you today.
Christy

Coleen Nolan said...

We will be praying for you... I totally get the crossing the street issues! Cannot wait to follow along... May the Lord bless you and keep you!
In Christ,
Coleen

Mom Of Many said...

Praying for your trip! Can't wait to see you guys with ShuLi! Yippee Jesus! And praying for your kiddos at home...or maybe I should just be praying for your mom?? =)

Shelley said...

I'm so excited for you! Praying for safe travels, for bonding with Shu Li and for your children at home. What an amazing adventure you are going on. Thanks for letting us follow along.

Nicole A. said...

Just wanted to say have safe travels and make wonderful memories!! I am so excited for you all, and will be checking the blog every day, of course! Have a tremendous experience and a truly amazing time meeting Shu Li! We will be praying for you all.

All the best,
Nicole A. in OH

Jean said...

We are so excited to have Shu Li join your family!! Have an incredible time in China! Praying for safe travels and that all will go well in China and at home!

Now I'm going to hop over and read that post you mentioned!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Lori and K-Man,

Have a great and glorious trip to receive your new daughter! We will be praying here in Indiana!

SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love in Christ,
Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and waiting for Eli

Carla said...

My goodness! I can't believe you are leaving so soon for China. After waiting and waiting, does it almost seem surreal? I can't wait to hear all about your trip and continue to pray for your kiddos and your mom - Their party starts in the morning, right?

At the same time, I think how you and Shu Li are so blessed... You are an amazing family that God has handpicked just for each other!

Have an amazing trip!
Carla

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness---I am so touched! You are SUCH an amazing woman of a Mighty God. Really!

Oh wow, dear friend--I am sooooo excited for you. I KNOW exactly how you are feeling right now--so many mixed, crazy emotions. Know that you are going with MANY prayers. DO NOT allow the enemy to steal your joy! Oh how he loves to do that. I have such a heart of expectation and anticipation for you as you head over the waters to bring your new daughter home. It is going to be GOOD in every way--just you wait and see. The Lord has already gone before you, He has absolutely prepared her little heart or this time. It is going to be so amazing for all of us to witness...God is action!
Travel safely and make the most of every day--you know all too well how quickly it passes.
Sending you all my love.
Adeye

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