It is with so much joy that I type the words "ONE WEEK UNTIL TRAVEL"!! The time is quickly approaching, and God has been faithful to carry us through the extra weeks of waiting to this point. All your prayers have played a huge role in that as well- thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
As you have probably noticed, I have been posting every other day- things are in full swing around the Caldwell household. We have had soccer camp this week, have been walking around the neighborhood inviting neighbors to a community ice cream social scheduled for this weekend, last night we had a sleepover with five wonderful, lively boys, and I am trying to do some last minute cleaning that I want to get done before we leave (cleaning windows, hopefully shampooing the carpet). Plus there are some things I want to spend time doing with the boys before we go as well......not crying yet!
We received our in-country travel itinerary information this week. It is very exciting to know where we will be staying in each city and a general outline of what each day will look like. Today we ask that you again pray for our travel. Please for each city that we will be visiting, and pray for safety in those cities: Beijing, Nanning, and Guangzhou. Our travel will take us across the entire country of China (picture traveling from New York to Texas then to Florida :) Pray for Emmie as she endures the flights as well. She will be experiencing so many new things in a short amount of time- please pray that the travel will not make her sick physically, and that emotionally Zack and I can comfort her through these transitions.
Psalm 46:11 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.