Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thank you so much to those who prayed for us during our whole process which started many years ago! We can all see that they were answered in His time! I don't even want to think about not having Jada in our lives. She is truly a blessing and it will be quite an adventure growing up with "brother" around!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
When we got to the hospital we noticed all the babies in the nursery (we later learned 22) and thought nothing of it except for the fact that the nursery was full! After trying to check-in, we were told someone would be out to talk to us. After a while, we were told it would be around noon before the hospital would have some room. After noon, we were told to come back Saturday morning @ 6am!So before leaving LR, we met up with Nancy and Deborah to eat lunch, since Rachel was starving after only being able to eat jello all morning!
Just a few more days for Jada to be an only child!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Anywhere we go, people always comment on how much hair Jada has! The picture is a good example. She has already had one hair cut and it might be time for another- although those curls are so cute!
Here she is talking with her Aunt Janet in California. Hopefully you can see all the hair even though the background is dark.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Ok, maybe we're back to updating our blog. We will try to do better in the future! As we try to redeem ourselves we'll start with Jada's new trick. This morning Jada managed to raise her entire body off the ground while only resting on her hands and her big toes!!! She's continued to amuse us all day with this akward postition.
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Jada is getting some Grammy time. She actually didn't even get out of her car seat to come in the house. Rachel and I are going to catch up on some much needed rest. When we arrived in Lebanon on Sunday (1/28), we went immediately to get Jada. Rachel and I never got to catch up on our rest and recouperate from the flight, so now that we are home we are finally going to get some rest. We have the best bed in the world!
We will post memories and events of our short stay in Jounieh, Lebanon, and the days that were filled to capacity to bring us all home quickly!
Thank everyone for your prayers while we were away. If only you all could have been there to actually see them working and God moving the people there to help us- even if they didn't actually know it was Him!
We will post the pictures that we have (some have to be developed) and want to share with you the first moments we laid eyes on her, captured on video. Unfortunately we weren't able to take a lot of pictures of her while we were there b/c we were busy trying to get her home, but we still have lots of film!
Once again thank you all and we will see you in a couple of days after we have rested up. Rachel and I feel Jada is a "precious gift" from God and we want to share her with all of you who have shared a part of yourself with us! We want to give all the glory to God, who worked it out in His time!
Oh, and she really really does love her daddy!!!!! Wait til you see those big blues eyes and her smile!
Friday, February 2, 2007
Jada is much better and back on her formula.
We continue to pray for their safety and ease of travel with Jada in flight (approx. 24 hrs.).
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
For everyone's information:
We just talked with Jonathan and he told us that every Lebanonese signature has been obtained. Jada's passport is in their hands. Next is the doctors appointment. It is tomorrow at 9:00. After that, is the the trip to our embassy for the visa. If they can get it tomorrow, they will head to the airport to try to come home. If not, Friday. So far all is good. Thanks for all your prayers.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Brief update: Jonathan has been taking lots of pictures of Jada and says, “she really loves her daddy.” He was able to capture Rachel seeing Jada for the 1st time on video, which was a very special moment. I know we all look forward to watching this video!!! Rachel says Jada has the biggest smile and loves to fall asleep in the Baby Bjorn carrier. Jonathan shared that “Jada is hot natured unlike her momma.” Rachel says that Jada weighs 12 lbs, has blue eyes and a “cute little, pointed chin.”
They ventured out this morning and had Jada’s picture taken for her passport. It sounds like tomorrow will be a busy day for the 3 of them. They have paperwork in the morning, are picking up Jada’s passport in the afternoon, and have a quick trip to the Dr.’s office for Jada’s check up in the evening.
Josianne has been very helpful and still plans to get them out of Lebanon very soon. Jonathan says we will have to wait and see.
Blessings to all!
Friday, January 26, 2007
Our hotel is Century Park Hotel in Kaslik, NE of Beirut-about 20kms. If you want to look it up it's www.centuryparkhotel.com.lb/hotel.htm .
Our plan is to return home Feb 8th. With the riots going on in the city, Josianne said she would try to get us out of Lebanon earlier than expected. If she works hard enough, a lot earlier!! But we will see how the process goes so not to get too excited!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
We will try and keep everyone up-to-date as we travel on our journey. Hopefully we can post new pics of Jada and us while in country!
Please keep us in your prayers! We are confident of God's protection!
Friday, January 5, 2007
We have waited patiently-and impatiently-on the call that tells us we can go over and hold our precious little girl and begin the journey home. We are in almost constant contact with our lawyer in Lebanon, Josianne. She is the one who represents us in the Lebanese judicial system and gives us updates on Jada and the ever-anticipated pictures.
Jada is being cared for by a widowed woman and her two grown children. They care for about eight children a year who are given up for adoption.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Rachel and I finally had a face to all our work the past 3+ years. We were excited to share our joy with our family and friends!