Wednesday, June 26, 2013

God's timing is perfect .. and a little annoying...

Our well laid out plans to have our dossier completed and mailed to China by July 5th (before the US Consulate in China moved to a new office and couldn't take any more paperwork for 3 weeks!), didn't work out!  The kids and I traveled to Chicago on Sunday and met with the Chinese Consulate on Monday to get our dossier authenticated and overnight to our adoption agency.  One document did not meet their specifications, therefore setting us back about another month.  But, God has reassured us all along that this plan is His plan, not ours, and we need to rely more on Him!  So, even though we are slightly annoyed at this delay, we know that Jesse is still waiting for us and God has special plans for Him in our family.

On a brighter note, my awesome daughter, Brianna, and her friend Hannah, are donating a portion of their business proceeds to help fund our adoption. The girls started a business last summer and have been quite successful in making and selling paracord necklaces, bracelets, anklets, key chains, and other items.  Please check out their blog at

They do special orders as well!  You can choose the colors and let them create it!  They have sold many items through our local swim team and have taken orders for a travel softball team too!  The heart of these girls is all to glorify God!