Friday, May 23, 2014

One Week

It's finally quiet at our house.  Mary Ashtyn is in her room, Trent and Reece are playing the X-box, and Lily is sleeping on the couch beside me.  We sat outside and watched a meteor shower tonight.  I realized as we sat outside in the dark, this is our last Friday night at home as BamFam5.

A week from now, we'll be in Hangzhou...Ava's provincial city.  We'll land around 10:00 pm after traveling for more than 24 hours.  As we lay our exhausted heads down this time next week, the youngest Bamberg will be sleeping 2.5 hours away, finally in the same time zone.  We'll be in the city where we'll finally meet the daughter that we've dreamed about and prayed for since this time last year.

We found out today that Ava will not have to be transferred back to her original orphanage!!  She'll get to stay in Ningbo until she is forever ours on Tuesday, June 3.  We already see God moving and taking care of sweet Ava.  Please keep praying for her as she loses the only life she knows but gains the family that she longs for.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
 Philippians 4:6 


  1. SO excited for you! Can't wait to follow along on the journey to getting Ava!
    Praying for you!
    Caleb's mommy

  2. Hello--
    We've never met before but I just happened upon your website. My sister, her husband, and their two daughters are in China right now and just celebrated the Gotcha day of their third daughter yesterday. I was reading their blog and saw a link to yours, as one that they follow. This may seem odd and random but I feel led to ask you to pray for the sweet 13-year-old best friend of my new niece, who had to say goodbye yesterday and is being left behind. Would you be praying with us for God to bring forward her forever family? She is in a wheelchair so has special needs (not sure what they are exactly). Definitely expecting something BIG from GOD! Many blessings to you and your beautiful family....Martha