Sunday, April 19, 2009

More of Our Journey

Joe continues our story:

We continued to wait for more information. As we said we asked for additional medical tests. We also wanted a video so we could see her interaction with others. The video was not an option as well. But God provided something just as good.

Becky joined a yahoo group a week or so ago. It was a group for those who have adopted from Changshu, the same orphanage where Jada is located. At first we couldn’t get a response in order to be accepted into the group and then a few days ago we were accepted.

A woman who had adopted her daughter from Changshu happened to check the email and something caught her eye. We had posted that we were adopting a 3 year old girl with vision problems who was in a foster home. This woman’s daughter was also in a foster home. After receiving her daughter she had the opportunity to return to the orphanage, a three hour drive, and then also had the opportunity to meet with the foster mom. The foster mom brought with her another child she was fostering and the yahoo group mother wondered if it was possible that our Jada was the same little girl.

We sent her a picture and she responded that it was indeed the same little girl. She also sent us pictures she had taken of her daughter and the foster mom as well as Jada. How incredible that God provided us with a mom who has met our daughter and could answer so many of our questions.

What a blessing it was for God to answer our prayers and calm our fears. We know that the future holds many unknowns but we praise God that He has so clearly shown us that He is indeed for us. That He is in control and we can trust him.

We are looking forward to bringing Jada home. I hope our journey encourages you. We also would like to ask that each of you pray for us as we continue on this Journey and bring Jada home to be a part of our family forever.


Kim K. said...

I'm so happy for your family. When we joined our daughter's listserv I was amazed at the information that was suddenly made available to us. I'm so happy that you've been able to receive additional pictures and updates. Best wishes with this journey. I can't wait to watch it unfold.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to see her! I am so happy for you.

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sara h. said...

ahh, another little IKEA friend! YES!!

Congrats on the new addition. I know you (ALL of you) can handle whatever comes your way.

on a different note, we need to talk about the tulip festival. The girls and I are ready for a good road trip.

redmaryjanes said...

God is so good! Sending love!!

~verna said...

Absolutely LOVE that piggy bank in your sidebar! Hope it fills to overflowing so Jada can get home soon! You know I love you all!!

hollym. said...

You have my prayers for your family, Becky and Joe! So happy for you all and can't wait to see pictures of your newest treasure!

LaLa said...

What a gift you have Jada of course and then in the info you've been blessed with. Hoping for a speedy travel : )

Heather said...

This testimony of God's sovereignty blesses me! Thank you for sharing your journey with us and allowing us to witness His goodness. Here's to quick travel to China! :)

Nikki said...

Joe and Becky, I am in awe (once again) of God's goodness and His faithfulness to show up big-time when we learn to fully depend on Him. I had goosebumps all over as I read the sweet details of your journey to Jada...I am so looking forward to seeing this beautiful girl join your INCREDIBLE family. I am so happy for you all.
God is good. All the time.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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