"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."
Proverbs 16:9 ESV
The time is almost here to bring Emma home. Our plan was for Virgil and I to travel together. Our first time with just the two of us. I was excited and really looking forward to our time with Emma- a special time of just the three of us.
God, however, had a different plan. Last week Virgil developed a blood clot and had to have surgery. He's doing better, but won't be able to travel. While he was still in the hospital we received travel approval. Since Virgil cannot go, Enya will travel with me. While I sat at the hospital I filled out paperwork that we need because only one parent is traveling, and also paperwork to get Enya a travel visa. Virgil got home late Friday night, and right after getting home we found out my beloved Mamaw had had a massive stroke.
To say it was a stressful week is an understatement. As I type, I'm sitting at the ER with Virgil again because he started running a fever. He's evidently picked up a virus on top of everything else.
This is not the way I envisioned the week leading up to travel going. However, I know God is control (and yes, that's something I have to keep reminding myself of right now) and His plans are perfect.
Enya and I will leave July 7, and will welcome Emma FuHao into our family on July 10.
We'd appreciate prayers for Emma as she leaves all she knows to start a new life, prayers for travel, and prayers for healing.