"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Friday, April 27, 2012

Last post from China!

We made it to Hong Kong.  Our flight leaves at 11 am in the morning.  We are ready to be home! And ready to get adjusted to life as a family of SIX :)  We appreciate your words of encouragement & prayers so much.  We have definitely felt them.  It has been a wonderful journey here in China, but not an easy one. It will take quite some time to get back to "normal"..... if that's even possible.  Our family dynamics have changed drastically in the last two weeks.  Please continue to lift us up as we come to mind.  We know God has brought us to this precious angel & her to us... We are trusting Him to work out every detail.... because He is IN every detail.  As Naomi adjusts to this new crazy busy life of ours & we adjust to having her very vivacious personality with us...

We made our group pictures yesterday as well as went to the Guangzhou Zoo after our Consulate Appointment.  It was a lot of fun.  Naomi wasn't sure about the animals at first, but she warmed up after a while.

There were only four total families in our group & I was so very thankful for each one of them.  Praise the Lord we did not have to do any of this alone..... He is Good :)

The four sweet ones.... Their ages range from 2-4 years old.  Again, Naomi is a "little mommie"... getting ready to stroll her friend in her stroller... :)

And, a Starbucks afterward :)

Of course, the boys drew attention again (they're ganna miss this when we get home...lol)

Naomi wrapped a diaper around her baby before we left the hotel! So cute!

She is quite the princess!!

She is waving at the animals from a distance... she did NOT want to be up close & personal... :)

Kangaroos!! So cute!

Our little mommie :))

It has taken her a while to like cold stuff..... She likes popsicles now!  And it's a good thing... she better get ready for that Mississippi heat!


  1. Praying for safe travels and continued strength for all of you. Can't wait to finally meet her in person. I am sure she will fit right in with all the little mommies in Mission Friends on Wednesday night! :) Much love, Amanda

  2. We have certainly appreciated being able to follow along your journey! We will be praying for safe travels and all the adjustments and normalizing to the new normal for your family of 6!

    We are right behind you and in need of the very same prayers as we travel and bring our little guy into his forever family! So glad we have one another and so many others to lift us up.

    Love and prayers~ Celinda and all

  3. Praying you home! Now the real fun begins. Once your body adjusts back to American time, you will love seeing the world through Naomi's eyes. Everything {and I mean EVERYthing} will be new and exciting to her. I am so very thankful that she is with her forever family. Such an amazing picture of God's beautiful grace and work that united your daughter to you.
    the wrights

  4. WOOO HOOO, Homeward bound!!!!!! Praying everything goes smoothly and that you all are safe on this longgggg return home. Looking forward to seeing all of you. I know you are sooo ready for some sweet tea. hahaha May God carry all of you on your trip HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Love & prayers for safe travel! Glad you have all this behind you now and can focus on a new chapter together! May God continue to shower your family w/ grace as you settle in back home!

  6. YAH!!! So glad yal are coming HOME! Can u say "JETLAG"!! Can't WAIT to meet her little spunky self! Continuing to pray for safe travels & adjustments. Saw Lylabell again today.....she's good! HURRY HOME!!! :)

  7. Kevin, I have enjoyed following your journey to China, and cannot express how impressed I am with your entire family's commitment to make a life changing decision for this special little girl. God Bless you All. Fred Wyatt...