She is our Silly Lily...still bossy, sassy, and full of personality. When I tuck her in at night, she tells me "you're the best mommy I ever had...I'm going to keep you forever". Yep, she still melts my heart and I still have a really hard time telling her no :)
It really looks like we'll travel in early June!! As we get closer to travel, Ava needs our prayer warriors. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to try to post some specific things that we need you to pray about with us. The most urgent request is that Ava will remain at the Ningbo City SWI until she is with us. She was originally in Yu Yao and was transferred to Ningbo around 7 years ago to receive physical therapy. Chinese policy is for the children to return to the original SWI (orphanage) before adoption. How scary for this baby!! She is 9 years old and will be hit with so many changes in the next few months. We don't want her to have to leave the only home she has ever known until she is in our arms and we can comfort her. Please pray with us that Ava stays in Ningbo.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24)