This blog is a chance for us to tell our story and shine the light on the God who wrote it.

It is also a place for me to bring into the spotlight the millions of orphans around the world who are waiting for the Body of Christ to fulfill God's command to "care for orphans and widows in their distress" (James 1:27)

Soli deo Gloria... (All Glory to God Alone).


Update on Eden

I'm not going to lie.  I wanted to believe.  But it all seemed so. very. impossible.

We almost lost Eden.  She almost lost her chance for a family.  But God...

It is only by the grace and power of our faithful God that we are where we are today.  We have less than two weeks left for all the paperwork to be expedited and for us to be able to get on a plane and fly to China.  We are praying to receive L.O.A this week.  Will you join with us in praying for these final steps to come quickly?  Eden turns fourteen on March 5th and must be adopted by this date.

We are hopeful.  Expectant.  God has given us a crazy-huge love for this child, and we are longing to be with her and bring her into our family.

In preparation, all four kids worked diligently in the backyard Friday on a project that we were not allowed to see until dark.  They are making a garden.  Isaac has named it "The Garden of Eden".

For Valentines Day, Isaac bought me a little bamboo plant.  I thought it was just a sweet gift.  He was quite unimpressed that I didn't "get it".  "Mom!  It's a bamboo plant!  It means good luck in China.  Get it- good luck... China... Eden?!"

Our kids have prayed diligently every single night since August for Eden.  Even when we thought the door was closed.  Even for a season when Scott and I weren't bringing it up at prayer time because we knew if we prayed about it with them, we would cry and we didn't want them to see how upset we were.  But they never stopped praying.

Today we were on the way to church and Beniam piped up from the back seat: "We need to get dressed up and throw a party!"  When we asked him why he said with his signature smile, "Because Eden's coming home!"

Oh God, you are making a way in the desert.  We are in awe.  Bring this miracle to completion.  So that we all might "see and know, consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this!" (Isaiah 41:20)

I myself will go before you,    and I will level mountains.I will shatter bronze doors;    I will cut through iron bars.(Isaiah 45:2)