Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Praise Jesus we are leaving today!!!! I cannot believe it's finally here!! It's been 3 weeks and it has been great to experience Liberia!! We finally got our second visa yesterday!!

Thanks for all the prayers!!

I have one more prayer request...and that is for safe journeys for us and the Krantz family that is flying AND prayer for my sister, Mekay. Mekay is flying to Brussels to meet me and help me take care of the kids on the flights home. What a trooper!! I am so relieved to have some help!! Please pray that our flights are not late, because we have a 5 hour window to connect with each other. I'm trusting GOD that He will make a way as He has done with everything so far.

Sorry I haven't blogged...I am a new mom to twins practically..that's all I have to say and I am sure you all understand. WOW!!! What would I do without coffee??? I have to admit it's been pretty hard, definitely harder than I thought, but I know as we adjust to each other and they understand what boundaries are we will have much fun together as a family. Jeff will be home in 3 weeks and I cannot wait for him to show up. They need their papa for sure, especially Osobie. He is itching to come home and quite lonely in Uganda by himself, but he has plenty of work to keep him busy. He continues to need prayer as he works hard these next 3 weeks!!

I will post some photos when I get home and recover from jet lag.

Big ole' heaps of God's love to you all!!
Katie, Osobie and Fatu


Sheena said...

I have been 'lurking' reading your blog for a month or two now and have followed your story with interest.

Every blessing as you take your two little ones home, I look forward to reading about their frist days in their new home!

I've just noticed it's the same time in Monrovia and London :0)

Tama said...

YEEEAAAA Katie, We are soooo excited for you!

adopting lady said...

YAHOOOO!!!! We are super excited for you! We are just estatic that the next time we see you, you will have your children with you. Praise God for miracles. Praise God for giving you the strength to endure and stay over in Liberia through thick and thin to see that this is DONE! His will be DONE!

Dono & Laurie said...

Can't wait to see you all! Well done Jeff & Katie! Now enter in to the joys of parenting;) God is holding a wonderful future for your entire family! What a HUGE step this was in adding to you with Fatu & Sobie!

Megan said...

What a journey you guys have had so far. Congratulations. We will continue to pray for the transitions ahead. Have fun discovering with your new kiddos!

Megan said...

We are so excited for your new family. We will be praying for a safe journey home. We have been praying for your family often. Many blessings as you discover with your children.

Missy said...

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of them at home. Missy

Scott and Katy said...

Sooo, happy, so happy, so happy!

I know the feeling of new-mommy overwhelmed! It will get so much easier as you get into the swing of things.
Praying for Jeff in Uganda and for safety, connection logistics, etc. Praise God for your sister!!!

Love to you all,

Scott and Katy said...

I realize you are instant mama, I realize you are coming home to no husband, needing to emotionally decompress, I realize you are exhausted, needing to unpack, do laundry, make meals, chase after wild kiddos, make coffee, scream into a pillow, sob into a pillow (I think that's what I'd be doing now!!!) reconnect with family and friends, fellowship with the Lorenzens, etc.

I hate to be so insensitive and demanding...I really do understand your predicament! But, you need to understand my predicament... I NEED PICTURES and and UPDATES;0)

Love you,

PS. Yes, I will wait patiently.

Jason and Laura McBride said...

WELCOME HOME!! I know I'm a little behind in posting this. We've been quite swamped.

However, every time I think of you I smile and thank God for how amazingly GOOD He is!

I can't wait to come see you and the kids. I'm still praying! Let me know if you need anything!

Love you, Laura

Donna Barber said...

I am soooo relieved that Osobie and Fatu are going to ACTUALLY go home to America. Life has changed for you in a big way and the adoption journey will truly start when you get home. Keep us posted and we want to see lots and lots of pictures.

Tanya said...

what a great update! I have been stalking your blog for updates and am so excited to see things are going well. Thank you for being a family of perseverance and running the race well! Tanya