Well, it has been just a little over a month that we were preapproved by China to adopt sweet Jace. So I wish we were getting ready to board our plane to China but know this will all happen on God's timing. Speaking of God's timing here is an example. We were able to mail Jace a package with toys, clothes, a photo album and of course candy (that would be Darren and Jaxson's idea). I mailed that on Jan 31st priority mail. The post office said that it would take 6-10 days but no guarantee. We anxiously waited to hear he received it. Time passed and I began to worry it had been lost or they took it in customs to eat the candy. Ha! Well he finally received it this week. And God knew Jace really needed that this week as his best friend and roommate at the orphanage had left with his family from America who came to adopt him!! He had been sad and grieving over losing his best friend. But the package had pictures of his forever family and that was just what he needed to remind him that he is loved and will soon be with his forever family. The other truly amazing thing is that I had enclosed a magna doodle board and written on that, Jace we love you!!!!!
Attached is a picture showing that board and it made it all the way to China being thrown around and still said Jace we love you when he got it!!!!!!!!! God is truly amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! We continue to be blessed by this adoption. God is totally in control and reminds me of that!
As far as our paperwork, our homestudy is complete except for the report of our highway patrol fingerprints.
Once we receive that we will forward papers to the immigration people here in the states and wait for their
approval. They hold the last piece of paper we need to send all our paperwork to China. So we pray that this process goes quickly and appreciate your prayers.
Also say a prayer for Jace as he will see the heart surgeon in March and they will decide if he should go ahead and have his 3rd surgery now in China or can wait til we bring him home. I would prefer for him to have his surgery here but have to trust that God will help the dr's make the decision that is best for Jace.