One week and counting (down)…

One week from today, we will welcome Li Zhong into our family..

One week from today — less if you take the time difference between here and there into account — we will be in Nanchang and will welcome Li Zhong into our family. At times, it seems hard to believe that more than 3 years have passed since we started this journey. The only thing that really made that time period bearable was our faith that God had a plan for all of this, and that it simply wasn’t yet time for us be matched with a little girl — until now.

These past couple weeks have seemed to take absolutely forever. Time seems to have slowed to a crawl… and yet, as with so many other things, that has worked out: I’ve been able to clear almost all of the major work-related deliverables off my plate, something that just didn’t seem possible 10 days ago.

The timing of our trip with Ian’s spring break from school also counts as just one more little miracle in this process, being just about the only time during the school year that would make it even marginally feasible for him to be part of this next part of our adoption adventure.

Please keep all of us in your prayers these next few weeks: for safe travel for all of us to, in, and from China, and for peace and patience for all of us including Li as we go through a life-changing transition.

Now, back to packing, and list-checking.