Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Asking for your prayers...

So today has been one of those days!

After spending a rather eventful day administering TAKS(our state assessment) I got a phone call from Tia's school. It seems her brother forgot to pick her up today. UGH! As I quickly ran out the door to get her, I was a little worried, because this isn't like him, I tried calling all of my guys and no one answered! What! Was something going on that they failed to tell me? Finally, I found out that Brandon was just delayed getting out of school due to a different schedule. Whew! Glad all was ok!

Now, for the LONG awaited moment.....

I FINALLY got the call we had been waiting for!

Yes, we got the call from Kristen at AWAA that our TA came today! Yippee! I was elated!


I was told that the next travel date is May 20, not May 13th.

Which means...
we wouldn't be back in time for graduation.
I began to cry and explain to her how important this is and we just can't miss it!
This is my baby boy!

I asked if there was ANY way possible for us to go May 13th. She told me there would not be a group going then. I then asked if there was ANY way possible for us to go this week....Yes, in two days! She wouldn't have to book flights since David works for the airline and we will be flying standby(yes, as crazy as that seems, all the way around the globe!). Kristen probably thought this was the craziest thing she had ever heard of, but I promised I could pack quickly. She said she would see what she could do and get back with me. That was late in the afternoon, and I haven't heard back yet. I'm sure she will call in the morning.

Please PRAY that there is some way, any way, we can make it this week.

I won't be going to bed tonight until I am packed and ready!
I really don't know that I can sleep tonight anyway!

I know God is in control and He will work out the details, but I also know how important it is to have prayer warriors petitioning for us.

Just as a added bit of info, during our state testing teachers aren't allowed to do ANYTHING. Well, no one said I couldn't dwell on scripture while I was "actively monitoring!" So the scripture the Lord gave me today was none other than:

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do NOT let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Keep in mind this scripture came BEFORE the craziness began for the day. Do you think HE knew what I would need? Now, accepting those words of peace is much harder than saying them, so tonight I will pack, prepare, pray and ponder on peace!

Please pray with us and hopefully follow our journey SOON!


Jean said...

Praying in Mn! Let us know!

Blessings to you!

coreyleeann said...

When I prayed this afternoon I specifically prayed that you would have peace no matter what happens. God is amazing!

Tiffany said...

i'm waiting and will be checking.. all day tomorrow!

Rachel said...

Congrats on the TA. I just wanted to let you know that when we adopted Mia 3 years ago through AWAA there was no group leaving quick enough for us, so we traveled independently. We used a company from California that arranged everything for us, we had our own private guides, they did a fantastic job and the cost was about the same. You don't get the experience of being in a group, but we were the only ones from our province anyway, and once we got to Guangzhou we met up with many adopting families. Just a thought. If you want to email me about it my email is www.cryeatts@yahoo.com

Waitingfaithfully said...

Praying for you my friend. When we traveled nearly two years ago, we waited on an overdue TA, knowing that if the timing wasn't "right" we would miss our son's graduation from Survival School (something that was very long and hard in coming) and we would miss all of his leave time, and not get to see him until who knows when. Our older daughter desperately wanted to go to China with us (and we needed her help), but she was nearing her college finals time--which she could not miss. The Lord worked it all out. We left 15 hours after Taylor finished her last final, and we arrived home five days before the graduation. Big brother (in Spokane) was able to meet little sister just one week after she arrived home--that was a miracle in itself. God will work it out Suzanne--praying for His continued peace as you wait--just a little bit more. Soon your Lia Faith will be in your arms! I know that you know-- however He works it out, you will see His mighty hand in it! Praying as you wait .