For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Monday, March 1, 2010

Less than 24 hours!

Wow! It has taken too long to be able to say those words! We are in our final hours of preparation. This morning, my workout is being replaced by the dreaded 'To-Do' list. I will only be too happy when every item is crossed off and we can do no more.

In just a couple days the face of our family will change, dramatically. God will have filled the gap between Lillie and Judah and I will be the proud mommy of a 21 yr. old, 20 yr. old, 10 yr old., 8 yr. old, 6 yr. old, 4 yr. old and 2 yr. old. How is that for family planning and spacing your children? The best part is, I didn't plan it at all. God did!

Yes, our little Moses is 4 already, according to their records. We would love to post his picture and smile but our agency requests that we wait until the adoption is final. So, wait we will.

For those who may not know Moses has a special need: Cerebral Palsy. We have been duly lectured on the difficulties that can be associated with such a special need. We just happen to think he had a greater special need which we are only too willing to help with: No parents or family. The rest are details that God will equip us to deal with as we face them.

Hang on, Moses! Your life is about to change. What you knew to be true isn't the truth. Your circumstances have lied to you. You DO have a family! You have a Daddy and Mommy who love you. You have brothers and sisters who are excited to see you. You have an extended family that is waiting to get to know you. More importantly, you have a God, who we will teach you about, who has planned for us a day of meeting. He has a future and a hope for you. He is restoring to you all you lost. Son, your world is about to be rocked. But don't worry, we'll be with you every step of the way and you will never be alone again......


  1. That last paragraph was awesome.

  2. Praying for all of your family over the next weeks. God IS with you, FOR you and LOVES you! Keep your eyes upon Him - and enjoy the time with in China getting to know Moses and binding him to you

    love you -

  3. Oh, Lisa. Very well said. Thank you for stepping out into the not-so-easy to follow God's lead! I am praying for you.

  4. Uhhhh, that last paragraph has me crying like a baby!!!!

    Jamie Ashton

  5. Lisa, I can't believe you're actually leaving!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!I will be praying for you both and for Moses as he adjusts to you two crazy people! :) jk I can't wait to see gotcha day pictures. Take and post lots and lots, k?? We love you and are so happy for your family.

  6. Lisa,
    It is 0955 pm EST and I was thinking about you and that you are so close to being in China. In less than 12 hours you will have Moses. You are in my prayers, and I cannot wait for the first post.
    Robin Starnes