Friday, March 28, 2008

Sending Zane A Care Package

Jimmy & Lara have graciously offered to take a care package for us when they go to pick Jay & Sara up. Lara said she will also take pictures of our sweet boy for us. As emotonal as the uniting is going be I will certainly understand if they forget.
Little Mister Zane's care package consists of:

4 short sets
1 teether
1 rattler
1 container of gerber puffs
1 disposable camera


Thursday, March 27, 2008


Angie & Norman got their email last night that Jayden also has his I600 approval.
Praise The Lord! God is so good and we are so thankful that these children are coming home. This means that the 1st 7 out of 10 babies in our baby home will be coming home very very soon. Unfortunately Zane is baby 8, so we still have a while for him and it makes me sad to think that he isn't going to understand when all his buddies leave him, but maybe the nannies there will give him some extra love & attention when he is left behind.
Please say a prayer for our little boy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Jay & Sara Are COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Praise The Lord!
My friend Lara called me at 6:30 am to tell me she had received an email from the US Embassy in Hanoi saying that Jay & Sara's I600 applications had been approved.
Now all they are waiting on is their G & R Ceremony date and they are headed to Vietnam. This is wonderful news and I am so happy for them. Zane will miss his buddies but praying that we aren't far behind them.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Zane Is 13 months old today..............

I can't believe he is already 13 months old. The wait seems so long but when I think that he is already 13 months old, it seems to have gone by pretty fast.
I am praying that God sees fit for us to get that 1 document needed to file our I600 this week. I know it seems impossible with it being Easter week, but I know that He makes the impossible, possible and He makes a way when there seems to be no way.
I am trusting Him! I am believing that we will get that application off in the next week, I am praising Him for that.
I also want to thank Him and praise Him for how He is blessing our cook book fundraiser. We are selling the cook books or should I say HE is moving our mountain and we are so very grateful for that. I am getting so many orders from other AP's just because its being sold to bring another baby home. I went to the post office today and not only did I have payments from 2 other AP's that bought cook books but I also had a card from someone not wanting to buy a cook book but wanted to send us a donation, $100.00. I just sat there and cried. And I was reminded "He will make a way when there seems to be no way". I am reminded that God called us to follow Him on this journey and He will surely bring our son home.
HAPPY 13 months old Zane!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Our cook books are here, "Potluck Possibilities"...Journey to Zane. We are asking for a minimum donation of $12.00 per cook book and a small shipping charge. All proceeds from this cook book will go toward our Vietnam adoption. This wonderful cook book has a wide range of home cooked meals to ethnic dishes and will make great Easter & Mother's Day Gifts. If you are interested please email me at with how many you want and your mailing address.
Please share this with your family, friends & co-workers. Help us bring Zane home by buying a cook book.
Thank you so much & God Bless,
Daniel & Teresa

1 Samuel 1:27
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
TRUST, a simple 5 letter word that has a way of impacting all of us. Trust, does this mean when we are struggling with the wait like I am today that it means we aren't trusting Him? I don't think so. I am struggling today! I am human and I am far from perfect and I miss my son. It has nothing to do with how old he is or all the firsts I think I am missing, but everything to do with I just want to hold him. I want to kiss his little head and I want to smell his sweet baby scent. I am frustrated that a document we thought we would have 5 weeks ago we still do not have and until we have that document we cannot file our I600 application. Those applications our own US Government is now taking more than 60 working days to process. I am selfish and I yearn for more pictures. Should I feel guilty for these emotions, I don't think so. Because I am struggling today has absolutely nothing to do with my faith or lack of faith, I do trust Him to bring Zane home.
I do know His timing is perfect. I do believe. But I am still a mother that longs for her child and my heavenly Father knows my mother's heart and He loves me. I take comfort in that and I know I am not alone. He is going to carry me because He knows I am tired and He loves me! PRAISE THE LORD!