Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sweet, Sweet Friends!!!

We have been sooooo blessed to have our precious friends visit for a week. Let me tell you about this sweet family and how the Lord brought us together.

I first found Lisa on our Yunnan yahoo group. We quickly realized that we would be travelling at the same time to get our girls in Kunming, Yunnan China. It was so awesome to realize how much we had in common. Our 3 older kiddos are extremely close in age, we (along with our hubby's) are the same age, our girls were in the same orphanage, AND our families both love the Lord!!! They are an awesome Christian family. As we were preparing to travel, the Lord worked in some awesome ways. We were to land in Kunming the SAME day and get our girls the SAME morning. We met up with them the night we landed and instantly clicked! The next morning we received our girls 30mins. apart and quickly found out that they were best friends and played every day together in the foster village. Talk about an amazing bond! We had a blast spending time with them in China and can't imagine not having them a part of C's story.

Since being home, we have kept in close contact and no doubt have become lifelong friends. We feel so blessed and honored to have been brought together. The girls are all we have to our girl's life in China and it's soooo cool how God has worked to keep these two girls together and to allow such an amazing friendship.

We've been having a blast playing at are a few pics...they leave in a few more days :( We love you and will miss you guys sooooo much but can't wait to take a trip to WA State in January.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Isn't it wonderful how God orchestrates everything? We had a similar experience with people in our first travel group. Not quite the same story as yours as we were with the same agency, but we met during the paperchase phase and found out how much we had in common. It was amazing. We ended up being DTC together and traveling together. They are in NC and we are in WI but their family has been here once, and ours has been there once, and I went by myself last year. Our son traveled their by himself once, and then stayed with them when we went to China to adopt our daughter from Kunming. Our families will always be lifelong friends, as will our daughters who are 2 weeks apart and from the same orphanage.

Have a great weekend!