Monday, January 18, 2010


Yesterday we toured The Forbidden City, Tienimen Square, explored old Beijing on rickshaws, flew to Shanghai, and fell in bed at midnight.  That was great!  A once in a lifetime experience!  But today, I have no words to describe the joy of being given our daughter Michaela!  She is so beautiful and an absolute treasure!  Suddenly we were a family when our little girl came in the room and said "Hello Mama".  Now we are in our PJ's and ready for bed.  Good night from Shanghai :D


  1. CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see pictures. Enjoy/savor the rest of your time in China, the years pass quickly here in the States.
    Julie and Kirk

  2. I guess you didn't have to worry about that moment when you met her. God had that all figured out!

  3. Greetings and CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so very happy for you all(how great is this modern technology to keep in touch and share in your journey?!!)She is absolutely beautiful and we cannot wait to meet her. The joy you are feeling must be beyond words-what a God send and true blessing. Enjoy and travel safe. We love you! Tera :>D peace

  4. What a wonderful, wonderful blessing! I just can't tell you how excited I am for the three of you! I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and get all three of you safely home after your visit.

    ~ Tim Daniel

  5. Praise the Lord, God is so good, what an awesome feeling, as tears roll down my cheeks, make sure you tell her that Uncle Mike and Aunt Judiana love her all the way from Big Stone Gap, Virginia!!! Oh thank you Jesus for this blessed niece we now have!!!

  6. WOW! I don't know what to write. I am blubbering like a baby over the words "Hello, Mama." Enjoy your time in her homeland together. I can't wait to see photos of you as a family.

  7. Oh, how wonderfully awesome!! GOD is GREAT!!!! I can't wait to see the pictures and May the way home be safe and blessed!!!


  8. I'm still crying....God knew all along, didn't He? These words come to mind.
    Jer:29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
    Jer:29:12: Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
    Jer:29:13: And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

    The Lord knew before the foundation of the world was formed, what would happen when Michaela walked into that room. You were created to be her parents, and she was formed to be your daughter.

    Isa:55:8: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    Isa:55:9: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Praising God for this child, for you Candy, my precious sister in law, and our beloved George.

  9. I am so thrilled for you guys. I read, and re-read this and get teary-eyed. I know how long you've waited!

  10. I'm crying. How beautiful and precious to hear "Hello Mama," God has most certainly given you the desire of your heart.


Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4


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