Bags are Packed!!!

12 07 2011

We have finally finished packing!

It’s been a hard day of goodbyes for us all-never fun to leave your pet.

Probably will not be easier in the morning……saying goodbye to our Bolt, Princess and my mom. I WILL cry a river! I could cry just typing the words. However, I know that we are all called to do things in life that are not easy. We often feel ill equipt or unworthy of the call! But God still calls! We are willing to answer…YES! We know with confidence that He will do it in spite of us. Our God is faithful from beginning to end. We trust Him completely! Do NOT get me wrong, we are thrilled to answer the call of adoption! The journey to complete the process is not always simple.

We covet your prayers over the next 15 days. Please feel free to leave a comment on the blog or email  joyjake99@aol.com we want to make sure, one day, Hannah Li can read all the words from the wonderful family and friends who were waiting for her to come home.

Blessings and much love to all!!

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11 responses

12 07 2011
The Smith's

Hannah Li,
We can’t wait to meet you! You are going to love your new friends Maia and Aliana! We are praying for your mommy and daddy as they travel to get you! See you soon!
Love, The Smith’s

12 07 2011
Terri

Praying for smooth travels & joy along the way! What a wonderful experience for your family. Blessings!!!

12 07 2011
Kelly Pazzaglia

You will all be in my prayers! I will enjoy sitting at my computer every night to check in and follow your journey! Can’t wait to see pictures!!

12 07 2011
dedm

I will be following closely and waiting especially on Friday morning for those first pictures!!! Wish I was going, but since I am not, you better not be too sleepy to post the pictures that we are all going to be waiting for!!! Love you my friend. Praying for all of you and for the ones here too.

12 07 2011
Aldyn

Yay! Won’t be long now! You will have so many folks praying for you and cheering you on from home! Remember to update us often!! We can’t stand to wait too long!!! We love you!
Aldyn
and the Keefer gang!

12 07 2011
Melanie Howard

SO excited for you & your family, Joy! I will be praying for you all & look forward to updates from your trip. I enjoyed following along so much when you went to get Princess! God is SO good! Thanks for living your lives as a wonderful testimony to His goodness! Blessings & safe travels!

13 07 2011
Joyce

It is so exciting and such a blessing to see my beautiful daugher and her wonderful husband respond to God’s call on their lives – parenting is full of ups and downs, but there is NOTHING in this world that can ever be sweeter than the joys of parenting – and the unconditional love of a child. Although I will miss you for the next 15 days, I cherish the time with Princess and Bolt! We are making memories – and praying for Mommie, Daddy, Colt and Grace. Our faith is stretched by exchanging our weakness for God’s strength. As you step boldly out in faith and obedience to God, you will find his grace for all that you need. We love you to the MOON and back:) We can hardly wait to skype as soon as Melody is in your arms.
Hugs & Kisses, Nana, Bolt and Princess

13 07 2011
K,S,& D

We are all so excited, once again, for a new family member to be joining us!
We are praying you there, and back. Travel safe, We love you and can’t wait to meet HER!!!

13 07 2011
Laura Stearns

Travel safely, you guys! See you when you get back! Can’t wait to meet your newest addition! Much love, Laura (From Bruegger’s)

14 07 2011
Jennifer

Just got home from our travels and checked your blog. The goodbyes are so hard but it will get easier. Praying for peace in your journey to Hannah Li. We look forward to meeting and getting to know her!
Wish I could be with you!
Love you guys!!!
Jenny and Greg

16 07 2011
Sandi Vogels

So thankful for my cousin Doug, his wife Joy and their lovely family. Wishing you all love, joy & peace as you journey to China and back.

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