Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Dream

Darren woke up this morning saying 

"I had a dream last night that you went and got that little boy from China"

I love hearing that the kids are excited to get a new brother too!

Blessings, Sandy

Monday, December 26, 2016

We told the Littles

We told the four little kids about Ming Yu tonight. Their reactions caught me by surprise....they were OVER THE TOP excited!!

Jason jumped up from the table the started dancing around the kitchen chanting "I am going to have a new little brother!!"

Bryan gave me a GREAT big hug!

Darren said "Now my dream has come true!"

They were SUPER excited and were! I started wondering if they would ever be able to fall asleep. They ran around the house just so excited.

Rhiana says we should have video taped them. She is right - I just had no idea they would be so excited.

I know bringing a new son/brother home will be full of changes - ups and downs - but I love that their hearts are open to another family member.


Friday, November 11, 2016

PRE-APPROVAL!! read that right....we have pre-approval for another BLESSING from China!!

HOW am I so lucky?!

I can't believe I am going to be a mama again!

NINE KIDS....really?!

I feel so incredibly unworthy!

His Chinese name is Ming Yu

He is from the Henan province in China

He is three years old

He is pictured above - wearing a green monkey shirt - picture taken over a year ago.

Thank you for praying for our family as we take this exciting step forward!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Big Kids

Today we shared "our big news" with the big kids: Trevin, Madeline, Alex, and Rhiana.

They are all excited and supportive of our decision to adopt. 

Trevin isn't interested in traveling to China - as well as his college schedule wouldn't allow for two weeks of travel.

Madeline traveled when we adopted Darren.

Rhiana traveled when we adopted Bryan.

This time my traveling companion will be Alex! 

He is nervous about the food and lack of good internet - but excited to be going along on an adventure.