Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Gotcha Day!

There's another family, halfway across the world, who is reveling today in the joy of their new daughter in their arms. Another little girl has been given the gift of a forever family. Another momma has her arms and her heart permanently expanded to include one more precious little life.

Please, pray for The Dobbertin family. They are in China right now with Living Hope Adoption Agency, celebrating the excitement of this week's "Gotcha Day" and settling in to the business of attaching and bonding. If you want to follow their journey, you can start here with the first day that they got to hold their precious little Lindsey.

Drop them a note in the comments to let them know you came by. They could use the encouragement and the knowledge that they are being prayed for. One of the most special things about being able to blog my way through China when we adopted Li'l Empress was knowing that there were folks praying for us and for our kids back at home. I love being able to do that now for families that I know are traveling for their babies!

*Updated to add (Thursday p.m.): I just read their most recent post and Mom and Dad are weary and homesick. It's very hard to be in a foreign land, especially for such a big life event as an adoption. Won't you please head over and give them some love and support? They could really use it today!

*If you are pretty new to The Gang's All Here!, you can read about our trip to China for our Li'l Empress by clicking here, our first post from China.


Bethany said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My kindred spirit and blogger friend! It was so kind of you to post us on your blog. Even more encouraging is the call to prayer! We truly appreciate it! -Bethany

Aus said...

Morning Gang - I'm on the way over now - have a great weekend and bunch of hugs -

aus and co.

jubilee said...

I have said a prayer for this special family.

May God strengthen and encourage them and lift up their hearts through their journey.

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Kateri said...

Following Bethany's trip has been so surreal for me. The pictures are bringing back such memories. "I was in that restaurant." "We slept in that hotel." "I walked Alayna around that lobby many times!" It's been fun and weird all at the same time. I can't seem to put it to words.
I still can't believe that it's a year next Tuesday since Alayna was handed to us. I didn't think I would be so sentimental about the whole thing (not to minimize it) but I think Bethany's trip has really brought all of the emotion to the surface for me.
Talk to you soon, k?!