Matthew 22:37-39

Matthew 22:37-39

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good News!

Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. Proverbs 25:25

Couldn't sleep last night, so excited and anxious for Gavin's court date. I checked the email all throughout the night, each time I would check, Brennan would lay up in bed and ask, did we get anything? Lyndlee also decided not to sleep so it was a long long night. But about 8am, we got an email from Ted saying all went well at court! The judge even told Ted he would hurry the case along and get our first court paper here quickly. So Ted thinks we will be there in Taiwan soon, maybe in a couple of weeks but at least by Jan 18th! We are so excited and can't believe it is right around the corner. We are so very blessed and grateful to God for all the great things He has done for us! Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and love through our journey to our sweet Gavin Pan. We will keep you posted!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Praise the Lord!

Received this email from Bev this morning!

Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed. Pro. 16:3 Dr. visit went great. He was so pleased with how he has gained weight and looks so good. We will wean him off of lasix this week and by his next visit if all is well he should be off of all heart medicine. PTL. He is eating solids well. He is a great traveler. I am going to bed for my one hour nap before my long night. God bless. Have a blessed Christmas. We celebrated last weekend. Have l7 infants at the moment. Lots of tiny ones. Love, Shr Mama

Now on to court date! Please keep praying that the judge will rule in our favor, that our first court paper will come quickly so we can travel soon, at God's timing of course! Keep Gavin's birth mom and family in your prayers as well.
Dec 28th 1:45am is court time, be praying!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Visa approval

Good news, we got our visa approval for Gavin in the mail today!! Now we are just waiting for them to mail it to Taipei! One more thing done. Gavin is doing good, his next doctor appointment is set for our Dec 21st so hopefully they will find some answers to why he hasn't been eating well lately. We had some more paperwork to do today that came in the mail from Taiwan, but with God's help we got it all taken care of. He put the right people in our path so that we could mail it right back to Ted this evening. God is good. These last few weeks have been so busy and it just will continue. We will be traveling a lot next week seeing family and our good friends from Haiti. And Gavin's court date is Dec 28th so if you are up around 1:45 am, be praying!!
Thanks again for all your support and love through our journey to our precious boy. Hope to update later next week about Gavin's doctor appointment.
Thanks for praying!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Update & Prayer Requests

Called the orphanage this morning and got to speak to both Ted and Bev.
Please keep praying as our court date is Dec 29th 1:45 pm Taiwan so it will be our Dec 28th, 1:45 am. Be praying for all to go well, for the judge to rule in our favor and also for Gavin's birth mother and grandmother as it will be a hard day for them.
Be praying for our sweet Gavin, he hasn't been eating well these last 2 days, so Bev is a little concerned and his next appt with the cardiologist is Dec 21st. He is still on his heart medicine and also is given a powder mix in each bottle to try to make him gain weight. There are a few sweet babies at the home that are sick right now, so be praying for them and that little Gavin can fight the germs. Bev is now taking the night shift, they have 15 babies with one going home to his family this weekend! And there is a sweet Chinese worker Show Wha who works day shift. Saturday they loose 2 of their workers as they are coming back to the states so it is a really stressful time for them.
Thanks for all the prayers, love & encouragement you have given us along our journey. We appreciate you and can't wait to introduce you all to our sweet baby boy in Jan!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Just thrilled!

We are just beyond excited and so thankful to our Jesus to be at this point with our adoption. We have been praying that we be able to be with Gavin in Jan and it looks like God is going to make that happen for us. God is good.
Lyndlee is getting excited for her baby brother.
Lately she says, "Daddy, Mommy, Lyndlee, Gavin" over and over again. It is so sweet!
She is doing great and learning new things everyday. We have a neighbor that comes to play sometime, his name is Maddy and I believe she has a crush on him. There is a show she likes to watch called "Handy Manny" and I think she believes they are the same person!
Wanted to include some pictures of how Lyndlee plays! Everything has to have order, all the colors and animals have to match! Some of you already believe that Lyndlee does these things because of my disease but I do have to say not true! Yes, I love things clean and I love order, it is so much fun. But it is not like I sit & do that to Lyndlee's toys! One day she lined all the animals up, made sure all the animals were paired, if there wasn't a correct match than she paired them together by color. Wow.
We love her so much and can't wait till Gavin is here with us!!

Court Date!

Woke up to this email from Ted! Praise the Lord, keep the prayers coming!

Dear Brennan, Janna & Lyndlee,
“Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.” Proverbs 25:25

We just got notice of Gavin’s court date. It is for December 29th at 2:45 P.M. Our experience in the past is that it takes about a month from the court date to the time you can take him home. Lord willing, he should be ready by the end for January. Have you applied for the I-600 A yet? Hopefully that is already in the proper offices and being perused for granting him a U.S. visa. Let’s keep praying!

Gavin is such a fine young man with a smile that will win your souls. He is already up to 13 ½ lbs. That’s a gain of 2 pounds since surgery. Praise the Lord!

In Christ’s Love,
Ted for Bev, Gavin and all in
The Home of God's Love