Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Far From Wordless...Wednesday.

There is an orphanage in Beijing China with over 1000 children in it.
There are over 13 million IN China....Over 147 million in the WORLD...
So let me tell you how amazing God works...
In 2007 we traveled to China to get Anna Grace. What an A M A Z I N G travel group we had!
In that travel group our sweet friends that we loved, The P Family, was with us getting THEIR Anna Grace....We did not get to spend a lot of time with them in 2007 because they went to Guangzhou and we went to Chongqing but eventually met up. They were amazing and we loved them. Once we were home with Anna Grace like I had said before we were DONE. Stick a fork in us done. NO. MORE. KIDS. (Hehe I just LOVE God.)
Well in July 09 we decided that we just had to go back and get Jian Hui. I mean Look at that face! Who could ever say no?!? So we started the process again...keeping it low key. Well The P family was starting the process again!! AT THE SAME TIME. OFF THE SAME LIST. SAME ORPHANAGE!!! They were going to get an absolutely beautiful little girl who was 3. She is just beautiful. As is Andrew. Well while we waited, we prayed, met together, let the Anna Graces play and just had fun and supported each other. It was great. See I told you God is good!!!
Well we got to go to China together...AGAIN because we have the same LID and Agency. Pretty amazing.
Once we had the little ones we took Andrew up to their room to play with MollyClaire and she automatically ran to him and hugged and kissed him!! Woww! They then played little sumo wrestlers and made us all but pee ourselves laughing! It was great!
Now that we are home we met up at our house and had a get together...When MC saw AH she ran to him and he about fell off of his car trying to get to her! It was precious! They started talking away and it was amazing.
Kathleen brought her Orphanage Pictures from the camera and My Mom had ours of Andrew. Once we started looking we noticed that they were in the same baby room AND they slept side by side!! OH MY! How awesome is that?!?! God has connected two families and two children who live within 45 minutes of each other!! How AWESOME is he!? I mean seriously?! Who would have ever imagined?!?
So today I leave you with these precious pictures and a reminder of
How Great Our God Really is!!!!

Andrew and MollyClaire!


Sharon said...

Aww, what a great story! And such adorable pictures!! :)

Lexie said...

so SWeeT!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post!!! Thank you Ashton!!! We love you all so much and are so blessed to have you as our friends...I mean FAMILY!!!! God has truly blessed us and for that we are forever grateful!!! Praising Him for bringing our families together through the wonderful gift of adoption!!! Miss you all!!!

TanyaLea said...

Are you KIDDING me!?! WHAT AN AWESOME and MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!!! I love the way He delights in such details! <><

Beautiful photos of two incredibly ADORABLE kiddos! So glad God has seen fit to bless you with one another. He works in mysterious (and INCREDIBLE!) ways, doesn't He!?! God is GOOD...ALL the time!


Kristy said...

Oh Ashton YES he is!!!! This is an incredible story and your love for GOD is incredible, you remind me so much of our daughter Astrud, she is 1. You are an amazing young lady!!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story!!

Love and blessings, Kristy