Well, once again God has another agenda laid out for us than we had planned for. We will be leaving for China on December 14th, and returning on the 29th. Leaving three behind over Christmas and missing our Hopi's birthday was not our ideal plan, but obviously it is God's plan for us. I've been continually reminded recently of God's sovereignty and my short-sightedness. Whatever He has in store for Jada and the rest of us must need a couple more weeks to work itself out. My chest literally ached most of the day, giving way to my realization that I care more about this timing issue than I even care to admit. I've been waiting for my heart to catch up to my mind, you know? I'm trying to choose to trust and waiting for the feelings to follow. I hate it that I'm not just excited to be going. 5 weeks just feels so far away! It's silly I know. But we have set dates now, so we can plan, prepare the kids, and get things ready for our sweet Jada girl!