Sew a seed of love

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope ~ Maya Angelou

One foot in front of the other


It's been almost a year.  A year since we shared that we plan to go back to China.  It's been a year of one foot in front of the other toward the completion of our paperwork.  Does slow and steady win the race?  If so...we are on the right track.
We had a couple of delays along the way.  A man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.

Moving at a quicker pace since spring and things are seeming more real.  I'm revisiting many memories.  Replaying them in my mind.  Thinking through processes and of course the nerves and all that goes along with this journey.  We are getting closer.  More than half of our dossier was sent off and apostilled at the Chinese consulate and safely returned to us on June 30th!  A victory! Yee-haw!  A merciful gift from God in having an approved document that kept our fingers crossed as we awaited it's return back to us.

Next round of documents to be sent off in the next couple of weeks, followed by FBI fingerprints (my personal favorite ;) and then waiting for our homestudy document to be written.  When those steps are complete we will send off our packet, which will make it's way to China until we receive our LID (login date).  There are a whole LOTTA acronyms in this process.  All significant.  All milestones for a family.  We'll celebrate each one with you as they come.  For now...Back to slow (hopefully not really slow ;) and steady wins this race.  Enjoying all of the moments today and in between.

Love and hugs to all!

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31