January 2006 Log In Dates are now complete. That leaves February, March, April and May. So, we are getting closer. I have linked some blogs for families who received an August referral (on the right). I wanted to share an inspirational thought for the week:
Patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us. Romans 5:4-5
We hope you are enjoying the breaktaking moments of the Olympic games and the beauty of our child's birthcountry as much as we are.
Today makes 26 months that have passed since we were logged in and our wait began. We've been having a wonderful summer, relaxing and enjoying the things we love to do. There hasn't been much to update on our journey but we have faith that after the Olympics things may move along. We have been watching the Travel Channel's China episodes, and embracing the opportunities to make a difference in our child's birth country. Most times I do not understand why it has been so difficult for us to share our lives with children. Yet at times we are reminded of our capabilities. We were overwhelmingly blessed last week to receive an email informing us of how what we do have can and did share our lives with some very special children. The email informed us: "We are in the process of setting up a foster care program there and, through your generosity, we were able to purchase an incubator just in time for their newest arrivals—two tiny babies that were born in April. The staff at Shangqiu wanted us to pass along their sincerest gratitude to you for your generosity." The photos that were attached reminds me that this is the place in our journey of life that we belong. With that in mind to keep to keep this blog active I am going to try and use my love of taking pictures to post via a picture a week. Now I must buy that digit camera. ( The new layout is a work in progress, something else I'm learning this summer.)