The tickets have been purchased, hotels reserved and our consulate appointment made. We will meet Jayden Matthew (Jia Jian) on Monday, April 9th and Seth Zhang Yun (Dusty) on Thursday, April 12th. Just setting up this trip made me tired. We will be gone 18 nights and the longest time we will be in one hotel is 5 days. There will be nine planes, five hotels, unknown number of bus/taxi trips and one train ride. I can't say that I am looking forward to the trip, but I am looking forward to meeting our boys and getting them home.
Please pray for Richard and I that we will be patient with each other because we are going to be exhausted. Also pray for the boys that will adjust well. Jayden has been with his foster family for almost three years and Seth has been with his foster family for close to ten years. They are leaving their home, school, friends, family, food, everything they have ever known and going to a strange country with strange people. Lastly, pray for our family at home that everything will go smoothly. We have many people helping out to make sure the kids are well taken care of and I know they will be.
God has been so good and faithful throughout the last 13 months and I know He will continue to be.