Thursday, March 22, 2012

April in China!

It was back in January, when we received our LOA that I counted out the days,  best case in yellow, worst case in blue.  Best case we would be traveling Wednesday, March 21, worst case, we would miss her birthday on the 25th of March, and also Spring Break.  

Yesterday, as I walked and prayed, I finally said it, I told my heavenly Father this timing was ALL His, I would stop trying to predict and control and pretend I understood the timing better than Him.

At 3:00 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Brian rushed into my office.  Unbeknownst to me, he too felt yesterday might be special.  He called our agency.  I think without saying it we knew this Sunday would be hard, without her and without a travel date.  The agency quickly identified who we were and said, “WE ARE JUST WRITING YOU AN EMAIL, WE HAVE YOUR TRAVEL APPROVAL.”  
As Brian entered my office, he just said 3 words, “WE GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

If yesterday is any indication, I need to buy some waterproof mascara!!!

We wait for a Consulate appointment and then we set our flights, on or about April 11.   God is incredibly GOOD.

The children came home from school.  I met them just after 4.  We stood and held hands in my bedroom, where we pay for Baby Sister every night and asked, “what have we been waiting for for 2 years?”  Beau said, “travel?”.  And the hoopin and hollerin began!

The Hills are China bound and we couldn’t be more joyous!  
We thank our heavenly Father for His boundless mercy and His perfect timing.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  Eph 3:20-21


  1. We could not be happier for you all! Nothing like a little waterworks this morning as we start our day! We are rejoicing with you dear friends and look forward to meeting your precious China doll! - Ron & Penny

  2. That is some of the sweetest news I have heard! Blessed be to you and your travel plans. Be safe and bring her home -Louise

  3. God is good ALL the time and His timing of course is perfect but this is such wonderful news and can't wait to meet the newest Hill family member. WOO HOO!!!!!

  4. What an awesome blessing!!!!! I am overjoyed at the travel news and so look forward to meeting your little China doll!

  5. Great news, Brian, Cathy, and the rest of the clan. We will continue to pray for easy travel, great health & energy, favor with all governments and agencies, and a joyous first embrace!

    1. LOVE than prayer request. Pray too for great peace for this precious little girl whose life will change so dramatically. She has already changed ours in such beautiful ways.
      thanks ever sooo much. :) c