Two days ago was Esther's 2nd birthday. It will be the last day she has to celebrate her birthday without her family. We were able to send her a cake to celebrate with 10 of her friends at the orphanage and I have literally checked my e-mail every 10 minutes to see if pictures have arrived from her party. What is amazing is that God is growing my love for her in my heart even though she is not growing in my body. As the weeks will soon turn into days before we travel, it literally does not seem that I can wait another second.
We are in the final leg of our journey, and we will find out by next week (hopefully) when we can travel to China. We will at long last book place tickets and start to finalize all the little details that are coming together. I pray that God will give my heart rest from worry as He promises in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I feel burdened with concern over our new daughter’s welfare and health. What a wonderful blessing it is to know that God goes before us in all endeavors. Our family asks that you will pray for God’s provisions for our family as we are so close to becoming a family of 6!