We are so excited!
After only 10 days,
we have our LID or “Log In Date”
which means we have been logged into China’s computer system.
This should have taken 2-3 weeks!

The most exciting thing about this
is being able to send some questions to China asking for an
update on the information in Lucy Joy’s file.
It was recommended that we send 5-10 questions.
We chose the following:

May we see videos and photos?
How tall is she?
How much does she weigh?
What or who makes her the happiest and what or who makes her the saddest?
Does she have a nickname?
Why was her name chosen?
What is her favorite food and drink?
Who is she closest to?
How does her special need affect her right now?

We should be able to travel about 4-6 months from now!

If you would like to help, you can read about our fundraising efforts here:
Lucy Joy’s Puzzle Project

Too Much for One Day!

It may just be too much good news for one day!

First, we received a call from our case worker at Lifeline telling us that we are
(Dossier To China)
This is an important and exciting step in the China adoption process!

Next, we received a letter from Show Hope which began…

“On behalf of Show Hope and the donors who make our grants possible, we rejoice with your family as you step out in faith to experience the miracle of adoption.  Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your adoption process.  We are pleased to inform you that you have been awarded an adoption assistance grant in the amount of $4000.”

We were already celebrating a year of middle school successfully completed, a year of high school successfully completed, and a semester of college successfully completed by our talented and dedicated students…
so it was a triple celebration as we took the “big kids” out for coffee and dessert tonight!


We continue to Praise God for his provision as we continue to prepare to travel to China and bring Lucy Joy home!

If you would like to join us on this journey and
help make this happen, go here to read more about
Lucy Joy’s Puzzle Project.

The Same Sun

We took a walk together tonight, all of us.
Well, almost all of us…

Jason commented that at a little after 8:30pm, we could still see the sun, that he thought we could probably see the sun at the same time that Lucy could.
I just looked it up, the sun rises in Baoji City at a little before 6:00 am,
which is a little before 5:00pm (the previous day) here…
so, yes, we see the same sun everyday.
However, Lucy Joy sees tomorrow before we do.
I imagine she will lead the way for our family in many things.
Maybe China isn’t so far away after all.

…and a little child will lead them.
Isaiah 11:6b