Sunday, June 24, 2012

Update on Us!

I wanted to post a quick update of what's been going on here lately. I went to Denver again with Madalyn for another appointment at Children's.  They were supposed to talk to us about her apnea and start desensitizing her for the CPAP.  (We were told at her last sleep study that she has severe sleep apnea, so they had us drive the 300+ miles to Denver for a 2 hour appointment to learn how to teach her to tolerate it).  At some point during the appt, and I'm not quite sure when, they decided to focus more on her nasal passages and changed the plan.  Long story short, she is now on singulair and flonaise, and is learning how to do a nasal rinse. Yea...fun right?!!  I'm thinking the cpap might have been the easier option.  Lol  Seriously though, I'm not joking about her medical issues.  I just have to vent about it somehow.  :)  
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On a little more exciting side,  we FINALLY got our tickets booked and...


   WE ARE GOING TO CH*NA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We will leave here on July 13th and arrive in Hong Kong on the 14th.  That is just 19 days away!!!!  Wow!!!!!!  I can't believe it!!  We will most likely meet Ruby on the 16th and Hailey on the 18th.  These dates are tentative and we will not know for sure until early next week.  We really just can't believe this is happening already and we are soooo thankful to God for His amazing blessings!!!




We have been truly extra blessed with people who have helped us and supported our adoption in amazing ways! 
Thank you to each and every person who has donated toward this adoption!  Thanks to everyone who has prayed!!!!  God has been so faithful and has provided everything we have needed every single step of the way.  We are still waiting on some money to come in, but we are positive it will!  We KNOW that God is ABLE.  He wants to bring our children home and he wants them in a family!  OUR family!  He picked us for these 2 sweet girls, and now we get to go and get them!  Bring on those labor pains!!!


Adoption really is an amazing thing!  Please Please Please consider adopting!!  It is not always easy.  As a matter of fact, it is really hard!  But I am here to say it is so very worth it!  We know without a doubt that God intended Hailey to be in our family.  He talked to us through her picture, our finances, our family size, through His Word and the words of others.  You name it!  He showed us that she was ours. He kept nudging us gently... whispering to us.  Then He put it on our hearts that we had a Ruby out there, and when we looked for her, we found her!  Two more precious orphans that will soon never have to be called that again!!  Ask God if there is an orphan out there He is calling you to help or adopt.  Chances are very high that there is one out there!  Maybe even two or more...  Listen hard.  Be still and know that He is God.  While you are being still, maybe... just maybe, you will hear Him more clearly than you ever have before.  Let Him show you which child He intends to be yours.  Please.
This is an amazing place to be in.  It feels so good to be walking right alongside Him and know that we are right where we're supposed to be...in His will. He has prepared us for this and brought us to it.  I'm so thankful we heard His call and that we get to experience His amazing blessings!
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The boys have all been playing baseball this summer...even Justin.  They have all had a great time and had pretty good seasons.  As a matter of fact, each of them made the All Star teams for their age divisions.  They will be traveling to a different part of the state in a couple weeks for the tournaments. Well, all except for Justin.  His season is not over yet, and since it's just T-ball and not that competitive around here, we will not be traveling somewhere else for his games. Thank goodness!!  Lol  So much going on!!




Daniel hitting the ball..



League Champs for the 11-12 yr old division!!




All star announcements.  I think they were announcing Daniel's name so he raised his hat up. 



Dillon swinging the bat.  He actually did really well for his first year and made the All Star team as well.



Samuel at bat against Pagosa Springs.  This is really the only picture I have of him. And I'm not sure why.  



Samuel's team waiting on their All Star announcements.


And of course Justin swinging the bat.  That boy can really hit the ball!  He is really loving playing and he is serious about it!  Below he is sliding into home plate...just like the pros (or more like his big brothers anyway).   Ha Ha





I will post as soon as I know more about what our itinerary will be in C.  We hope to hear something early this week!    

1 comment:

Sharon Edwards said...

I love looking at your pictures and so glad you are traveling soon. I can't wait to see pictures of your two girls.

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

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