Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Trip to China 2!




Well, we are counting down the days. Wednesday Sept. 1 we leave for 2 weeks to China to bring Mack home! I, Missy, have so many mixed emotions! I'm so excited to visit China again. I'm so excited to spend this time with Dave. I'm so excited to add another member to our family! But, I don't want to leave everybody behind, I'm nervous about going so far away for so long and WHAT our we thinking adding another person to our family!!!!! With all that said, God has blessed our family so much that we feel compelled to share our lives with another that He has brought to us supernaturally. (through the miracle of adoption!) Truly we feel Luke will benefit growing up with another brother who shares his ethnicity, and our family has embraced adoption and cleft as part of our lives so here we go again!

Wednesday morning Dave and I leave Peoria and will return the 16th of September. Our 4 kids will be staying with Grandma! We will miss them all so much on this trip. Cole is just starting his Sr. year, Shelby Soph. year, Piper 7th grade and Luke is 3 with many speech appts. while we are gone! Grandma Linda and I will be sitting down tonight to go over the calendar! I know they will do fine, but wow, it could get interesting!
Dave will be documenting everything for us and we will keep the pictures coming. Please pray for us as we journey.
Aug. 23rd the first day of school this year, this was what my devotional JESUS CALLING read,
"Entrust your loved ones to ME; release them into my protective care. They are much safer with me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one-as well as yourself. Remember Abraham and Issac. I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love. When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them. My Presence will go with them wherever they go, and I will give them rest. This same Presence stays with you, as you relax and place your trust in Me. Watch to see what I will do."
This was so appropriate for the first day of school, or sending one off to college, or worrying about a new driver and specifically in my case leaving kids behind for 2 weeks.
When we talk about the dynamics of our family changing I say to the kids, "God is faithful". I'm reminding myself when the human insecurities creep in that My God is Faithful!
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we can ask or imagine" Eph. 3:20

Missy

8 comments:

Heidi K. said...

HI! I have wondered when you or if you had already gone. I'm thrilled to follow your time in China and will pray for your whole family from now until after you return! Excited to see your newest son in your arms.

I LOVED that devotional!!

NCHLSN7 said...

Oh Heidi! How are you? Thanks for the note! How are your boys doing?
Thanks for the prayers. Were you in Zhengzhou?

Matt and Katie said...

WOW!!!! Missy I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Holli said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL!!! PRAYING FOR YOUR TRIP AND THE FAMILY LEFT BEHIND!!1
LOVED YOUR DEVOTIONAL!!!
SO NEEDED THAT!!!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING and CAN'T WAIT TO GO ON ADVENTURE #2 with YOU ALL!!!!

Heidi K. said...

Hi Missy,
We are all well. Boys are doing great! Yes, we were in Zhengzhou.

So excited for you all!

Amanda said...

So so so excited for you guys! If you need any help with Luke just let me know! Sy would love to have a buddy to play with! Seriously- we're here all the time-I could help whenever! Love you guys!

Amy Rugaard said...

Oh Missy!! I am so happy and excited for you. I will be praying for safe journeys. Enjoy your time alone with Dave and Mack. Hopefully, we will see at the PF. Can't wait to meet the newest Nicholson!!

The Davis' said...

Missy-So glad I found your blog! I will be praying from Tokyo!! God is so good! Excited to follow your journey! God bless you guys and your new blessing!!!

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