Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Add one son...

Today I turn 40 yrs old

And this may be my best birthday ever!

My loving hubby made me a super dinner last night & breakfast this am.

My big boys made an effort to be present J

My family put thought into some nice gifts.

But the Lord gave me a HUGE gift, only he could give...

We have an Approved Home Study Update to Adopt TWO Children Concurrently

and . . .

We have LOCKED the file of JOSEPH of Shepherd’s Field!!!

Joseph is 13 yrs old and at risk of aging out of the China adoption program

And he has a complex congenial heart defect that needs surgery which China can't do

Thank you to all Joseph’s prayer warriors.

Boy do I have a story how God moved a MOUNTAIN for everyone...


For now know that God is AMAZING and Joseph has a family coming for him.

So we will bring home TWO sons by the end of year of the Dragon.

Remember this pic from my Nov 6, 2011 blog post...

Notice there are TWO Koi fish, a big one and a smaller one.

Yeah, well apparently we missed that part when the legend spoke to us about bringing home a dragon. But you'll have to check back for "The Rest of the Story" later.

Please pray for quick PA

Pray for both boys, for Joseph's heart as his buddy Philip is being adopted this week and leaving and for his physical heart to stay strong, at least until we can bring him home to get the help he needs.

Pray for finances.

We need $2,500 to pay our adoption agency fee for second child when we receive PA.

So because we are hoping for a quick PA, we started the fundraiser Please Help Kai Come Home w/ $2,500 in 7 days. There is a Chip-In at the right side of the blog. If you feel led to help...

Yes, there is a Reeces Rainbow page for Joseph, but it can only be applied to travel and/or orphanage donation fee. But Donations made to it are Tax Deductions, so you may choose this:

Either way, to God be the glory and may He bless you tenfold for your gifts, support and prayers!

Now onto the next part of the news...

We have given Joseph the name KAI JOSEPH.

Kai means REJOICE and in Chinese means VICTORY

And Joseph means add, “The Lord shall add to me another son.” Gen 30:24

We knew we were using the name Joseph for this adoption...

We just didn't know is was actually for "Joseph".

Thus we are now on the Adventure 4 Eli + Kai.

Well, I am exhausted...

It's been a long day, so I bid you good bye for now and please continue to pray for us and our boys waiting in China.




  1. So happy for your family and for Joseph! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I found your link through Kenlyn and Sara. We are praising God at our house today! We have prayed for Joseph since the time we pursued Elijah in 2007. We adopted Elijah in January of 2009 and at the time he and Joseph were best buddies. We have many pictures of them together and would love to keep in touch. We are so excited for Joseph, especially knowing that he is coming into a Christian family. We've been praying for your family and it's exciting to now know who you are. :) We'll continue our prayers!

  3. Happy Birthday, I'm so excited to see you are bringing home two! Thank you for opening your heart open to Joseph! Praise God this young man will not age out! Praying that God will flood you with all the finances you need! Blessings!

  4. We are a Shepherd's Field family as well, adopting our Philip (Ollie) in June 2008. Then a team of eleven of us just served a week at SF and we all came to love Joseph so very much. My family and our team have been praying for Joseph to get his forever family, so the news today out of SF is spectacular, wonderful, amazing! Only God!!

    We are so happy for your family and for Joseph.

    Blessings, janet, kevin, ted, sophia, philip, and elijah

  5. YAYYYY!! So happy for you and even more so for Kai. I have followed the blog for him and my heart has been so broken for him but God is Good! Congrats and Happy Birthday!

  6. Congratulations!! I think you are nuts ;)

    But of course happy for the boys to get to have each other during this major life change.

    Sure hope you get some help in the LOA department so you can get these kiddos home before the end of the year. It will be tight for sure.

    SF gives updates almost daily as I guess you know. You are blessed to have Kobe with Eli and now Kai with SF.

  7. Praise the Lord! My family has been earnestly praying for Joseph since we brought our sweet Ella home last year from Shepherd's Field (4th adoption). I would like to do what I can to help you raise support, per your permission. James says (my paraphrase), "You don't have because you don't ask" so I encourage you to ask and ask and ask. This pleases the Father's heart, that you would be seeking the benefit of these children. You are in our prayers and we are praying how we may assist you.