My sister and her husband have never had children. Nearly 5 years ago they applied to adopt a child from China. I don't know why the adoption process slowed so drastically in recent years, but the waiting has been excruciating, especially since they were approved right away. Add that to the years they spent hoping to conceive a child of their own, and it's been decades of waiting for them, as they are now into their 50's.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Journey of the Heart
Finally, they received the final step - photos and information on the little girl who would be their daughter - and are scheduled to travel to China near the end of September to get her.
On our beloved GAS Mamma challenge for this month, we were to alter a matchbox themed "travel".
Needless to say, I'm not entering this in the challenge swap, but am giving it to my sister. It will hopefully go to China with her, as a little token of our love and our joy.
Included in it is the verse from I John 5:4 which says:
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."
They have chosen for her American name - Victory.
And here she is!