Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Last Post Before China

We can't believe that after all these years, we are leaving for China in the morning to get our precious baby Julianna. We just had the best send off with all our family there. It meant so much to see everybody before we leave in a few short hours. The Bible verse that has been going through my head all day is Romans 8:28 - All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. His purpose for all eternity has been for us to be the parents of Julianna - a sweet angel born on the other side of the world. We hope and pray that we can be the parents that she needs for us to be. Please continue to pray for us over the next 2 weeks. Here are some specific prayer requests:

-Julianna would know that we are her parents
-That she would quickly and easily bond to us
-That we would know how to meet her needs
-Safety in travel
-Physical health for all three of us
-That God would bless us all with patience, peace, and calmness with no anxiety as we go through this process


We are coming to get you baby girl! We can't believe the time has come and in a few short days you will be in our arms. We are praying for you and that you are able to easily bond with us. We can't wait to finally get to you and kiss those cheeks and lips. May God richly bless you and give you peace.


  1. Que Dios os guíe y que el amor camine junto a vosotros el resto de vuestras vidas.
    Por favor besos de nuestra parte para Julianna
    Mari Carmen e Iñaki

  2. My name is Debbie and I am a friend of your sisters. Congrats to you guys..looking forward to following you on your trip.

  3. Hope you have a safe trip. I know its a long one! I can't wait to meet Julianna!

  4. I am so happy for you. I will be praying for you guys.

  5. Its Friday afternoon (5:20am your time) and I am sitting here at work and have just read your most recent post. I am just so excited for you guys!! I cannot wait for you to post again to let us all know how its going! This has just been such a long time in coming and I know that you just cannot hardly wait until Sunday! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Stay safe! Alex & Chantel

  6. Hi Ed and Leann,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you!! Kendra and Kurt are too. I talked to Kendra a couple of nights ago and they are excited for you and are enjoying the blog. Kurt said it sure brings back memories. We can't wait to see Juliana!! We are so glad and thankful you arrived safely. We will keep praying for the rest of your trip. We hope you are holding her now and getting lots of hugs and kisses.
    Gayla, Dwight, Nicholas and Leilani