Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sara is coming home!

As I type this Sara is in an orphanage in China. Tomorrow my daughter Joellen and her husband Matt fly from Detroit to China to go get Sara and bring her home. PLEASE PRAY!

This is a long trip miles wise and time wise. They will be gone over 2 weeks and won't return home until February 20th. I will update this post as the trip unfolds. Pray specifically for the following;


1. A safe trip.
2. That the adoption process will go smooth.
3. Pray for Sydney & Blake, left home until they return.
4. Pray for quick bonding between Sara & family.
5. That they have a fun trip.
6. That they will be good Christian representatives.

Mama and papa will not be able to hold our third grandchild until our return to Michigan the end of March. As most of you know we winter in Florida - so pray for us as well. We love our blogging family and count you as one of our true blessings.

1st Update: 2/05/09 - 10pm
They are on their way - some wheres on a plane between Detroit & Tokyo - first stop.

29 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, she's a cutie!! I know you both want to just hold her tight.

So you'll be home the end of March? Do you know that the snow which came the end of December has never melted, and that everything is covered in white and that this morning the temperature (not the wind-chill) was -2 degrees! I do think it plans to stay until the first of May, so you won't miss it. We'll keep it just for you!!

Actually, I don't know how much longer I can take this winter. It's been cold, and very, very long. Just ask the shut-in elderly widows. You snow birds are greatly blessed, I trust you know!! I guess we'll get our reward in heaven....grin.

Roxanne Kristina said...

I am so praying. Just gave your list to Him. This is going to be incredible celebrating with them. Woo hoo! I am starting to come down with a bug myself and don't feel the best, but wanted to let you know I am praying. As soon as I have a chance I am excited to hop on over to Denene's blog and celebrate it with her. Praise Him for giving us this family to celebrate another sweet soul coming to her forever family!!! I love you all and am thrilled.

Blessings,
R

Roxanne Kristina said...

PS: Just went to Denene's blog - couldn't wait I am so excited. Mentioned how fun it is going to be to follow JoEllen with you all!!!

XOXOXO,
Roxx

Indian Lake Papa said...

Oh Carol! Please get rid of that snow! LOL We hope to be home by March 27th. We need to hug that little girl!

Roxx - You and Beth are part of our family! Your prayers are so appreciated!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Sara is a doll and I pray God's blessing and favor over her and her new family.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Edwina - she is a doll - she has her Papa's genes! LOL Your prayers are appreciated!

DEb said...

Sara's ADORABLE!!! A HUGE blessing...I'll be praying!!

CrossView said...

Oh my! She is too precious! It will all be worth it but I know they must be antsy! =D

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Deb! We are so excited about Sara! We just pray that Sara's transition will go smoothly.

Crossview - The trip begins soon - pray. They are antsy but excited.

Anonymous said...

Praying!!!!

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Janis - value your friendship and your prayers

Strider said...

Boy...she's a cutie. Sounds like a God thing to me! Blessings my friend.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Strider - This is a real blessing for all of us - pray as they start their journey today.

Jake and Jess said...

i'm so excited!

Indian Lake Papa said...

J&J - they leave for the airport in 30 minutes - keep them in your prayers!

Peter Olson said...

Thank God it is all coming together. I will keep praying for you all!
Love,
Peter J. Olson

Indian Lake Papa said...

Peter - as I type this I am in tears - Their big journey starts literally in minutes from now. They are at the airport waiting to fly to China! PRAY!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Hi Papa and Mama,

Please pray for me. I am sick! Made this quick post and then going back to bed (it has you in it):

http://roxannekristina.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-officially-have-crud-but-this-lifted.html

Love you,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - You take care - wish papa was there to help!! :o( !!

XO

Ed said...

Sara looks like she will be a real heart breaker in the future.

You have something very special to look forward to when you get back to Michigan.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Ed, they are in the air headed for China as I type this. Keep them in your thoughts.

CrossView said...

Are they there, yet?

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - They are probably in Tokyo right now. Their plane was delayed getting out of Detroit. They may have to spend overnight in Tokyo before they head on to China. Thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

Your kids are on my mind and in my prayers. This is nerve wracking even for us, so can only imagine how the family is feeling. God is able!!!

Janis

Technonana said...

I know you can hardly wait for them all to come home!!!
I will be praying for a safe trip there and home again!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Janis - it is about 6:30AM in Tokyo - they leave at 9AM for China!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Sharon - We are very excited - and praying!

mandy said...

WOW!!!
What an amazing update.

Papa: I came over to see how your creative community writing is going... Do you have any posts that have been written specifically in this direction? Let me know - I'd love to link you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Mandy !! HOw are you doing with your goals? I am right on schedule - I Sent you an email of what I am trying to do.

God BLess - praying for you.