Wednesday, April 25, 2012


We will be leaving in one week to travel to get our sweet son from China....this has been a long and hard journey...these past two weeks have been especially hard. However....we have seen God work more clearly and our faith has grown more than at any other time in our lives. We continue to be humbled by Gods provision in every step of this journey.
We ask for prayer as we travel to get Sam...and as we adjust to our new family. We rest in knowing that God has equipped us for this and has already gone before us. We praise Him daily for his protection of Sam and are truly humbled that He has chosen us to be Sams parents.
Thank you for journeying with us...for praying and for being a source of encouragement.
To God Be the Glory....
Bethany and all

For those of you that are is our itinerary while we are gone....
Thank you for praying


May 2, 2012- Depart Knoxville at 11:25am (Delta 4263)…arrive in Detroit at 1:08pm….leave Detroit at 3:25pm (Delta 275)….arrive in Tokyo May 3 at 5:35pm

May 3, 2012-  Leave Tokyo at 7:10pm (Delta 617)…arrive in Beijing at 10:30 p.m. 

May 4, 2012- Orientation meeting at 10:00 a.m.  Acrobatic show in the afternoon.

May 5, 2012- Visit Great Wall, Cloisonne Factory & Bird’s Nest (from Olympics)

May 6, 2012- Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong Tour. 

May 7, 2012- Flight CA1331 (7:20-8:50am) to Zhengzhou.  Receive your child in the afternoon. 

May 8, 2012- Adoption registration and notarization.  At this point Sam will be legally ours in the eyes of the Chinese government

May 9, 2012- Free

May 10, 2012- Visit Zijin Hill Park and Zhengzhou City God Temple.

May 11, 2012- Visit Henan Provincial Museum.  Flight CZ361 (4:30-6:45pm) to Guangzhou. 

May 12, 2012- Medical exam for your child in the morning.

May 13, 2012- Visit Guangzhou Folk Art Museum and Haixin Plaza.

May 14, 2012- Go back to the clinic to check skin test results.

May 15, 2012- Visa appointment. At this point Sam is legally ours in the eyes of the US government.

May 16, 2012- Pick up visa in the afternoon.  Flight MU5310 (7:05pm-9:20pm) to Shanghai

May 17, 2012- Leave Shanghai at 10:00am (Delta 180)…arrive in Detroit at 1:21pm…Leave Detroit at 3:19pm (Delta 3010)..arrive in Knoxville at 4:50 pm.

Prayer Requests:

-pray that the flights will be smooth both there and back and that Sam would do well on the plane

-pray that we would all remain healthy while we are there

-pray that Sam would have an easy transition to Danny and I and that we would have some great bonding while over in China

-pray that Danny and I would be a testimony while we are there…and that we would glorify God in all that we do

-pray for Will, Hannah, and Holly Mae as they are back in Knoxville

-pray for my family and Dannys family as they are taking care of them

Thank you for praying for us and for journeying with us…..we can’t for Sam to meet each and every one of you….To God be the Glory!!!


  1. It's so close! Congratulations. You must be so excited. Good luck!

  2. Safe travels my dear friends... Can't wait to meet Sam. Send my love to the beautiful babies that are staying home. God Bless all