Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home

Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home
we will be here until all our kids have a family of their own

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

back to China 09.........

Fate is a funny thing!

We are leaving on Friday for part 2 of the return to China. It is Beth and Grace's turn to go back. ( see link to the left if you want to come with us)
We are leaving the very same day that Lily's Daddy is leaving to bring her home. Isabel is conflicted.
Part of her would love to be going back. She so wanted Lily to be ours. We are grateful to know she is going somewhere wonderful and that she is already loved and wanted and she has great parents, a lovely sister and an amazing future ahead.

It still seems strange to me to go to China and not come back with another child. Still we are happy to be a family, to have our
beautiful girls and that this miracle continues to happen every single day. That's why I keep reading the blogs.
I can hardly fathom how big this is.

Here's a prayer I nicked from another blog that I would like to share.
Let it be a mantra for us all.

Lord, thank You for sending Isabel, Grace and Beth to us. For knowing so well exactly who we needed and for loving us enough to entrust them to our care. We pray that their lives will be a those who know them, and more importantly, to You, Father. We know they were Yours before they were ours and that they will always be Your Children first. May we daily be reminded of what a gift we have truly been given ~ In the precious name of Jesus ~ Amen


Carolin said...

Have a safe, fun & wonderful trip!!! I'll be following along & wishing I could go back too!

ChellisFamily said...

HI Norma - I pray things are going well for you in China. I can not believe that Mark left on the same day as you too!! It would have been too strange if you were on the same flight!!!
Have a wonderful time!!!