Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I797 and Itinerary All in One Day

Praise the LORD! It's been a banner day!
This morning, during planning, I called senators' offices again, emailed our SW, made the rounds. Everyone promised they were checking.

Around 11:15, I was getting ready to pass out homework when I felt this peace from nowhere, a noticeable peace. I stopped what I was doing long enough to make a mental note and speak to the LORD, "Everything will work out.'

In less than 2 minutes my cell phone rang. The USCIS officer had contacted our international adoption assistant at Bethany in Atlanta. She would be allowed to pick up our renewed 797. So, Courtney picked it up, and she has overnighted it to us!! Praise the LORD!!!

We have our itinerary. We're leaving October 9th, landing October 10th, meeting Ellie "unofficially" October 11th, touring Beijing, until the 14th. We meet Ellie October 15th, one day after my birthday. Then on the 10th, it's off the Guangzhou and the White Swan. We'll finish adoption work and then on the 24th, we'll visit Josie-Tatum's SWI and the town surrounding it.
On the 25th, it's back home to complete our family!

Thank you, thank you for your prayers.


Kim Kenward said...
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Kim Kenward said...

Congratulations on your good news and official itinerary!! I've been eagerly refreshing your blog site wondering how things had progressed over the weekend. Chris and I go to our Immigration Office for our fingerprint appt tomorrow. I'm so glad everything is falling into place for your family.

I can't wait to watch your journey over the new few weeks. I hope you can continue to access your blog while you are in China.

Lots of love,
Kim Kenward

BlessedMomof 5 said...

PTL!!! If nothing else this journey teaches us the faithfulness of God, does it not?!
waiting for a ca but planning on leaving on 10/24
Maybe we'll see you at the airport in Beijing :)

samuelsadoption said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! God is good and faithful! Pray you have a safe trip. Maybe when you get back we will have good news. See you Big Z weekend.

Lydia said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy that you're almost on your way to Ellie. Have a safe trip - we'll be watching your blog for updates.


Annie said...

Yay! So glad God answered prayers!

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