Welcome to our blog...we hope to be pros at this in time to go to China so we can keep connected on the trip of a lifetime. Please see the end entry if you haven't been thanked for all the support over the last few years. Jenny

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

prayers please!!

Before I forget (because I did last night) we have 2 kids who need some prayers.  We had 3 that had to have a TB skin test because of their age (Shelby missed this by 2 months) and this is a new rule for our government.  If they are positive then the kiddos had to have a chest x-ray.  So prayers of thanksgiving that Clare's was negative!  But we haven't heard on the x-rays for Sally and Christopher yet.  I'm sure they will be ok but it's nice to try and get a little extra love and prayers in for them I think!  We had a good day.  Did a little shopping and had Italian for lunch.  The picture in her pjs is her making a disco for us and turning the lights on and off.  I guess one of us (hopefully mom) will start to be the bad guy soon and saying no a little more often...but darn that smile it gets us every time at this point.  The other picture is one of 2 boxes that we have in our room...I guess in case we are attacked by the enemy with some sort of toxic gas...just what you want to be thinking about as you roll over to go to sleep at night.  I'll take prayers too that tomorrow all our documents check out ok at the US Consulate and they approve Shelby's visa without any issues...I'll let ya know.  Well only 3 more sleeps to go!  I'm ready to start packing now!

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1 comment:

Lorie said...

FYI - there will be a solar eclipse going over China some time on the 22nd. I love all your posts & pictures of your baby girl. She's so precious. How old is she?

Still waiting for Shelby...

Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")