Monday, December 10, 2007

A Week From Today

Next Monday is Sherry's birthday and the day we get awesome is that!!! We will be leaving for China this Wednesday out of ATL at 7:30am. The first few days we will be in Beijing adjusting to jet lag as we tour around a little with the other families that are adopting. Of coarse the tour is not our goal, we just want our little girl. But as we have learned, putting some money into the economy helps keep good standings among adoption agencies and China. We will take advantage of it and find little gifts for Sophie to give her each year for her birthday until she's like 18 or 35. It will be important to help her keep some connectivity with her native country. We are about to go crazy, this has been a long road and now the end...or beginning is in site. Bobby and Larry, two of my pastors are counting down the days for me every time I see them.

Please pray that God would be preparing Sophie for a great Monday. Pray that in her grieving process she would allow us to comfort and love on her and that we would bond quickly. Thank you for your prayers and support. You are great friends!


Joshua said...

Our prayers are with you as you travel.

"O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." (Nehemiah 1:11)

Cindy said...

Mark & Sherry,

Tears stream down my face of excitement for you for tomorrow and the coming days. I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now at this very moment, I'm sure needing to be sleeping and lying awake instead. I read all the entries and what an amazing journey this has been already for you guys. We feel blessed to be invited to share in it with you. Our prayers will be with you daily as you are gone (and of course even when you return), that Sophie's heart is prepared for you and bonds with you instantly. We love you and are sooooo very excited for you!!!

David, Cindy, Ashley, and Alexis