We received our consulate appointment date today and will be overlapping in Guangzhou with our friends the Parsons. What an added blessing to share this last step of the adoption journey with our friends. When we first started feeling God's tugging on our heart about adoption, the Parsons' were one of the families we sought advice from. They have three girls from China and will be adding a son on this trip. They have been supporters for us along the way.
We also will get to see several of our Chinese friends. Over the last several years, God has blessed our lives with getting to know some students at the University of Wisconsin who are here studying. We know for sure we will get to see two of these students and maybe a few more along the way. We can hardly wait. In fact, they are going to be our guides and show us around Beijing for a couple of days.
In addition, we will be meeting up with some of the friends we have made online while in the process of adoption. It will be fun to meet in person with people we only know through cyber-space.
We are looking at various flight options and should get those settled in the next few days. Our agency does all of the in China arrangements so we don't have to worry about them.
Please continue to pray for Brooke as she goes through so many changes in the next weeks and months. I can't even begin to imagine what this must be like for her.
Also pray for our travel arrangements to go smoothly and for us to have a safe trip.