Sunday, September 21, 2008

Susannah is on her way HOME!!!!

Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know that Susannah is now officially an Irwin and is on her way home to TN. Please pray for safe travel and that her surgery will go well and for a full recovery. Thank you God for moving so many mountains on their behalf. You are AMAZING!

Friday, September 19, 2008

My THREE Sons!!!

This is a very nice picture of the guys taken last summer too.

Me and my girls

This is a picture of me and the girls taken last summer.

Room for at least One More

Please pray for Susannah. Praise God she is doing much better. She really needs to get her to the US for surgery asap. Keep Susannah and her family in your prayers. See the link posted below.

Room for at least One More

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A First

Yesterday, Hope started her first day of pre-school. I think that I was more nervous than she waiting for the bus to arrive. We waited about 35 minutes or so because we did not know the time that the bus would arrive.

Anyway, the bus came and she freaked out a little bit but I got her on the bus. I followed the bus, walked her into class and after about 10 minutes I left. She had a great day. I thought that I would be lost without her but I did ok. I teared up a bit in the morning but realized that this would be a good thing.

Today we are off to get her supplies and a new back pack. She is so excited.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Our yardsale this past Saturday was a huge success. Despite the bad weather and rain, our INSIDE yardsale went very well. Thank you to all of thos folks who came out to help.

We were blessed financially as well even though there was not a steady stream of shoppers. We will try again this week-end so be praying that this too will be successful. I pray that lots of folks come to shop and support our effots and help us get to China.

Adoption Update!

On Monday, August 18th, our ageny AWAA sentan EA (electonic acceptance) to China. And, so we wait. Well, on Friday September 5, 2008 we received an e-mail from AWAA saying that China had pre-approved us to adopt Xu Huanqing. This is great news!

The next step is waiting for them to pull the dossier (paperwork) that we gathered over a year ago, translate it into Chinese and then from their, give an official approval. We are really wanting to travel this year so, please pray with us that this will happen.

We are also praying that we can travel with good friends of ours who we met in Chine for our first adoptions. They are adopting a SN little girl as well and will be going to the same province that we are. We were so excited to hear that.