Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We have our travel Date!!

This morning I woke up knowing very well it was Thursday. Thursdays are the days that families get submitted to the SDA. I figured maybe as they were submitting families they may just give our facilitator some hint of information about us. Well, I waited to hear from Nancy (our state side coordinator), I peaked over to our FSP to see if it still had $25...I think we all do this once in a while. I love seeing the 25 it is so much better than the zero. It means so much. Anyways, that is when I saw THE DATE. What did I do?? Scream of course! Yelling my husband's name and some of the oldest kids names. When they came into the den I was jumping up and down and they joined in. I didn't know what to do so I called my mother :)) Anyways, It has been a combination of making travel/flight plans, making sure to switch doctor appointments for the kids and a lot of walking back and forth kissing all the kids and thanking the Lord many many times. At one point I was crying just feeling blessed that God has given us so many beautiful gifts and here he was blessing us again. I felt as if we didn't deserve it. Thank you God.
We have 10 days to get ready.


  1. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am for you. This is so very exciting!I can't stop smiling for you!!!! I guess you got the answer you needed yesterday :)

  2. YAHOO!!! That was some fast work. I can't wait to follow the journey!

    Martha (Laurel's mom)

  3. wonderful!!! wow!!! I'm praying for you! :) hope everything will be fine :)
    aaaaamazing!!! :D I'm so excited for you!

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  5. Hi Jenny! My husband (Jeff) and I will be in country at the same time as you. In fact, I believe Benjamin is in the same orphanage as our Sasha! :) We hope to be able to meet up with you, if you're interested and if we can make it happen! Interestingly enough, Jeff is also a nurse and loved his time working in pediatrics! You can e-mail me if you'd like:


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  7. SOOOO happy for you Jenny! Tell Marina "hi" for me and give all those littles a squeeze at the orphanage! So excited you will be there at the same time as Tina!!! Sasha and Benjamin are in the same orphanage for sure!!!!

  8. So excited for you! I believe our son is in the same orphanage that a couple of yours are in. Please keep an eye out for him --we are dying to know anything about him. His name is Vlad. Praying for you as you go through the process. Feel free to email me at


  9. So excited for you! I think our little Vlad might be in the same orphanage as Ellia?? We have just started the process and are praying for you. Feel free to email me and let me know if you get to see our little guy! My email is

    -- Corbett :)