I know I’ve haven’t written in awhile. Lots of changes going on in our lives right now and I’m still processing it all.

Yet In the midst of changing seasons, God has absolutely over-whelmed us with our son (Dave) and daughter-in-law (Michele), finally realizing their dream of adopting a little girl from China. So I gotta share this one with all my family and friends and boast in the love, grace, and beauty of our Lord who loves and cares for the orphans.


beauty from ashes

One of the things that I’ve always been afraid of, as a Dad, is that one of my kids would be involved in some kind of traumatic situation in which I would be unable to get to them, rendering them terrified and feeling helpless.

We found out yesterday that though Sara was supposed to have gone from her Foster Mom to the Orphanage for 2-3 weeks before we would arrive, in fact she was taken from her Foster Mom that very morning and drove the 2 hours straight to meet us in Changsha. Although we knew that it would have been harder for Sara to make 2 transitions instead of 1, it broke our hearts to see how terrified our daughter was to be far away from her home with no one familiar to comfort her.

The past 36 hours have given us the chance to try to bring comfort…

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2 thoughts on “Perseverance

  1. I’m so excited for this season in your life, Glenda! The pictures of Dave and Michele’s little girl are beautiful. And her name is Sara? I have a Sarah of my own! Praying for patience while you wait for God’s perfect timing, and for all things to be worked out according to His good pleasure 🙂

    Can’t wait to see and hear more!


    • Susan,

      Thanks for caring and sharing right now Susan. What a privelege to connect with like-minded sisters in the Lord.
      Talk about excitement about this season! Sometimes I am just overwhelmed with the grace being poured out on our family right now.

      Sara or Sarah…both mean princess…and to think we both are mama and grandmama to these precious gifts from God.



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