In less than 48 hours, Janie and I will be in the air for our second journey to Taiwan in less than a year. Two trips. Same purpose...bring home a son. It's surreal to think that exactly a year ago it was just Janie and me. Now we have two sons?!? I honestly can't remember what we did before Chase. Children are one of the rare things in life that once you have them you can't remember how you got along before you had them (your driver's license and your first cell phone are two others).
Ever since, November 4 and we learned about Chase's little brother, Jackson, we have been preparing to welcome him into our family. It's been fun teaching Chase what is about to happen but you have to wonder what is going through his eighteen-month, sponge-like mind.
We ask him, "Where's Jackson?" He points to the picture hanging on the kitchen bulletin board. Ask him, "Where will Jackson sleep?" He will guide you past his bedroom, to the end of the hallway, where Jackson's cowboy-themed room anxiously awaits its resident. Janie just bought Chase a shirt that loudly declares, "I'm the Big Brother!" He will be a good one.
I am so grateful to God for the way he is building our family. Flying across an ocean and landing on an island sounds like a TV show not how one adds members to his family. But it sure works for us.
Just like last time, we invite you to stow away in our suitcases and join us for our journey. In our limited access to technology we will be updating everyone via the following ways:
And of course, right here on the blog.
Your prayers are all we ask in return.