Sunday, April 11, 2010


WOW, I seriously can't think of anything else. I. Am. Speechless (which does not happen often). I am completely blown away. In less than 24 hours YOU all came through yet again. I am in awe of the generosity of complete strangers. Because of YOU, we can stop worrying about money. Because of YOU, we can take these next few days and enjoy our kids, pack, and make lists, stress free (sort of). Because of YOU, we can board the plane on Wednesday morning knowing that HE and YOU have provided.

To be honest, I felt extremely guilty putting the chipin back up. I have been e-mailing and talking with another adoptive mom (of an older child, soon to be 3) and opened up to her about my guilt and feeling like such a loser for having to ask for help once again. Her response, "Deep breath, deep breath. It's okay. God will help you, He is not going to leave you! Trust in Him and be happy you are going to get your boys!!!" So, that is what I have been doing. In fact, I have been reminding myself over and over that this has not been an easy journey and that with every roadblock, HE has been there. With every hurdle, He has been there to help us over it. With every mountain we climbed, He was there holding us, pushing us up.

God has and did provide and so did all of YOU. I know some of you could not help financially, but your prayers were just as important.

So, THANK YOU again for all the support, prayers, and financial help in bringing our boys home. I cannot believe we leave in 3 days!


Sandy said...

I will be praying for you guys as your travel to China....Looking forward to reading about your trip and how the Lord is in control.

Jean said...

Wow! That is awesome!! We have the coolest God!!

Enjoy China and your boys!!

TanyaLea said...

PRAISE the LORD!! What a truly AWESOME God we serve... and what an amazing adoption community that we belong to. I know there are others who have not adopted, but who have a heart for the orphans and helping others...I believe with all my heart that God will bless each and every one of them TEN FOLD for their contributions!

Being in the same shoes as you, this is truly a blessing to witness. It touches my heart to the core!! I was recently told that "God is rarely early, but He is NEVER late!" Well...that was definitely the case here! He IS faithful and I am SO, SO, SOOOOO happy for you, Mandi!

Now go and pack and ENJOY these last few days... worry-free!!!

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya

Lisa said...

So, so excited for you!!! I'll be praying for you as you travel. Praising God with you and for you!

Tami said...

Sending prayers as you plan to leave to bring your sons home!!!! PTL! Can't wait to follow

Hope yu have a wonderful trip:-).


Motherbird said...

So happy for you not to have to worry about money. God does provide!

Hope you have a wonderful trip and can't wait to follow your journey. :)


living4him5 said...


We'll be lifting you all in prayers!!

God bless and HAVE FUN!


Leah W said...

I can't wait to see your boys HOME!

Stroup Family said...

I am praising God that you are on your way to bring your sons home! Thank you so much for letting us have a part in your adoption. You and your family have inspired me and so many others to blindly step out and follow God.
I will be praying for safe travel and a smooth transition once you get home!
Shari Stroup and Family

Alyson said...

I've been following your blog for quite some time now...yay!! I'm sooo happy for you and your family. I'll be praying for you while you travel to bring your boys home.

Chris said...

I am so happy for you!!!
I can't wait to follow this part of your your boys!!!

Keeping you all in my prayers!

*Overflowing* said...

Yay...awesome news....God is so good! Love it when He is soooo clear!