Two China Dolls and a Prince!

This blog chronicles the story of 2 of our adoptions, both older children when they came home. It begins in 2008 and will continue in the hopes we can be of encouragement and information to anyone thinking of older child adoption.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A close call....

Wow, today at church we are saying a prayer of thanks. Jr was driving home with James and Jazmin in the Jeep and was slammed into by a car speeding over a hill on our road, not more than a quarter mile from home. The car hit Jazmin's side but luckily far enough back, she wasn't hurt. Other than being a little sore, James and JR are ok, too. The Jeep may be totalled though, as the axle and frame have been damaged. If they don't total it, we have a $500 deductible that was definitely NOT in the budget and if they do total it, I HATE car shopping! It never fails, that just when I "think" I have the finances at a manageable point, something happens to blow it out of the water. Luckily, though, my dad has an extra car he is loaning us until we figure something out, so at least we can get back and forth to work this week.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 68....

Day 68 and counting.........most LOAs (letter of acceptance) seem to be arriving right around 90 days, so we have December 10 marked on our calender! I hope we don't wait longer than that; but at least i have the holidays to keep me busy. It's usually never clear why adoptions are delayed or some take longer than others, but in our case, with the challenges Jessica is facing, we are right where we need to be. The delays in our adoption process have ensured we can take care of her needs before we go to China. I believe with all my heart, God orchestrated this timeline perfectly, and it will all work out exactly as He has designed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

About the Wii

We are raffling off a brand new Wii System to raise some travel funds for China to get our sweet little girl! The system comes with the Wii system, two controllers, a nunchuk, Wii Sports pack,and the Wii Play pack for a total of 14 games! Thanks so much for helping us torwards our goal!