(i stole this photo without permission from deb-thanks deb-love you)
jessemyn and randall http://www.morethanwecanimagine.blogspot.com/ are on their way...physically closer to their six year old daughter. finally.
and the pelley family is with them too. http://rpelley1.blogspot.com/ closer and closer to their son stephen.
please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. they are scheduled to arrive in beijing around 2 am est tonight.
ABBA LIEBER VATER, WE PRAISE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS OF LOVE. WE LIFT UP JESSEMYN AND RANDALL TO YOUR GOOD CARE. KEEP THEM STRONG AND HEALTHY AS THEY TRAVEL FAR FROM HOME. CONNECT THEM TO THE LAND OF CHINA AND TO YOUR PRECIOUS DAUGHTER YOU HAVE GIVEN TO THEIR CARE. GIVE THEM ALL THEY NEED TO PARENT AND PROVIDE FOR VIOLET.
AND BLESS THE PELLEYS AS THEY ADOPT A SON OF CHINA. GIVE THEM THE ENERGY AND JOY TO SUSTAIN THEM THROUGH THEIR LONG TRAVEL PROCESS. PLEASE BE THEIR EVER PRESENT HELP IN TIME OF NEED. BESTOW ON THEM THE WISDOM THEY NEED TO PARENT AND RAISE STEPHEN.
WATCH OVER THEIR FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT AT HOME. COMFORT THEIR CHILDREN AND GIVE STRENGTH TO THEIR CAREGIVERS. HOLY SPIRIT, PREPARE THEIR HEARTS FOR THE CHANGES THAT ARE AHEAD.
AND WE BOLDLY ASK THAT YOU BLESS ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR UNIONS. PROTECT THEM FROM ALL HARM. THANK YOU FOR OUR PRECIOUS FRIENDS WHO MEAN SO MUCH TO US. WE ASK THESE THINGS IN JESUS CHRIST'S HOLY NAME. AMEN.