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When we told the children we were going to be returning to China this summer for the adoption of their new sister our son Ezra (adopted from China in June 2015) asked if he could go back to his hometown to see his friends. We were a bit hesitant as he’s come so far in […]

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Oh how my heart can feel the spring that God has crafted in our souls. This past year has brought blessing upon blessing in our lives. So much beauty and rest and peace. I feel deep down in my bones that we have just scratched the surface. When our daughter is finally in our arms and tucked […]

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{TAG the bag}

 Well, we are getting close!! This will be our biggest fundraiser before we travel to bring Esther home. We have had people ask how they can help us and we thought this would be a fun way to celebrate the community it takes to bring home our girl! We are adopting through Great Wall China Adoption agency […]

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Preparing a way

So life has happened and this blog has been sitting on the back burner. I’ve slapped my wrist and gave myself a talking to… it won’t happen again folks! The past six months have been FULL of transition for our family. We moved about 2 hours south, hubby is working two full time jobs and […]

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in the news!!!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE sharing the adoption journey our family has been on through our son Duo and now towards our daughter Esther. Orphan hosting was a beautiful part of our story as we never would have met our son with out it. China Daily News wrote an article on orphan hosting and we were […]

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for such a time as this.

As we walked the journey to bring home our son from China this past year we began to feel that God had another child waiting for us. In February we started praying whether we should adopt two children at once or if we should do a recurrent adoption after we bring Duo home. We felt very […]

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the power of good

Truly there are no words. I sit and cry tears of gratefulness and thanksgiving as I reflect on all the graciousness poured over us this past year. A year ago today Duo was boarding a plane in Beijing, China to come visit America for a summer hosting program. He was so brave yet the fear […]

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6547 miles to home

What an incredible week we have had in the city of Guangzhou, however, we are ready to get home! Suitcases are packed. Ready for to take a train to Hong Kong and then hop a flight to the good ole’ USofA  – 6547 miles to home!!! Spent the last morning in Guangzhou sleeping in, eating a […]

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