Right now we are waiting for a piece of paperwork to be dropped off (we think tomorrow). Then we will wait for two more steps (JUST TWO!!!):
1. Travel approval from China
2. an appointment at the consulate.
That's it y'all! That's it! Then we can travel to China to meet these two precious boys!
Josiah: Please pray that Josiah's transition is easy especially with sleep. Our last update indicated that he takes a very long time to go to sleep and can be very stubborn about it. Jet lag and all the travel we have to do within China could make this worse. Please pray that God prepares him to sleep well and to adjust to his new family well.
Brian and I: Please pray for safe travels. We will be doing a LOT of it next month. Will you pray that our connections are smooth and uneventful? (This is the MOST stressful part of traveling for me!) Will you pray that we handle our boys' grief with grace and patience? We've waiting so long to call them our sons, but they will likely be afraid and grieving. They won't know who we are or that we love them dearly.
Finances: We still have a large financial need. We know that God can and will provide. We are holding on to that faith. He's such an amazing God and has provided just what we needed when we needed it. He's used many of your prayers and gifts to accomplish this and we are so thankful.