Although the name of this blog bears both our names, this is my first blog entry! Marg and I leave today for China to follow God’s plan for us. While being parents of Sophia doesn’t completely define us and won’t consume us, this is a defining moment in our lives. Two years ago the first of December, we would have given birth to our first child had it not been for a miscarriage. This year, in the first days of December, we will be bringing home Sophia to her new life!
Way before we had a clue it was unlikely we would give birth biologically, and before Margy got confirmation from God’s Word; God placed a desire in my heart for a daughter from China. It was so strong, I would joke that if we didn’t give birth to a Chinese daughter, I wanted to adopt one!
So, here we are embarking on this journey to the other side of the world. It doesn’t scare me in the least. He has ordered our steps to Sophia from the beginning. He will lead us the rest of the way there and back! My prayer is that everyone who reads this discovers and pursues each defining moment God has for you. And He does have a beautiful plan for each one of us. Thanks to Dima Bruehl, my Russian brother, for reminding me "In you the orphan finds mercy." Hosea 14:3