Sunday, July 10, 2011


We mentioned in an earlier post that we spent one morning just listing and praising God for all the people who have been part of Will Hudson’s adoption.  The struggle with making a list like this is realizing just how vast the network is of people who have influenced us along the away.  So, we know we will leave off many, but here are just a few of the folks for whom we will be eternally grateful: 

Two sisters who prayed for a little brother

Friends and family watching Kelsey and Ella Grace while we are in China

Nannies who have cared for Will Hudson over the past three years

Over 20+ families who donated items for the world’s largest yard sale (in our opinion), the 30+ people   who worked in the rain at the yard sale, friends who allowed us to use their garages for yard sale storage, and the 1,000,000 (estimated guess) people who came to the yard sale

Two families who gave us extra airline miles to travel

Elders who prayed with us over a year ago when we first made the decision to adopt and have walked with us along the journey

An author who wrote an amazing book that got our attention about the needs of the 147,000,000 fatherless around the world and the friends who gathered to read and process that same book in May 2010

Friends who allowed us to be transparent and share our fears about the future

A preacher who prayed with our family before we left the United States

A Notary who notarized all of our documents for free

A little adopted Chinese girl who Megan taught who stole her heart

A musician and his wife who have been catalyst for orphans around the world, but especially in China

A friend who helped us set up our blog and a friend who is posting each blog because China has blocked Blogspot

Good jobs that allowed us have the funds needed for the adoption

The people who came to “Christmas for a Cause” and bought items

People who bought SHOWHOPE shirts

Ministry Assistants who went the extra mile over the past year keeping JT in line  

Eight other families at our church who are also on the adoption journey

An amazing Life Group

Coworkers who have encouraged us along the way

An awesome social worker who walked with us

An incredible adoption agency

A dear friend who is a licensed therapist who has spoken with us about attachment issues

Friends who have adopted from China who have answered numerous questions

A book of blessings from co-workers

A friend who gave a photo album for Megan to carry to China

A friend who hosted a performance to help fund Will Hudson’s adoption and the people who bought tickets to attend the performance

You - for reading this post and praying for us

As you can tell, the point of our praise is to recognize God’s work through His children.  Tomorrow at Noon in Zheng Zhou, China, our Son joins this legacy of faith.  Our thanksgiving reminds us that God is involved in the details.  He is the one to be praised. 
Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

How do people live without faith?  How do they live without a community of faith? Will Hudson has a forever family.  Our hearts are full.  Our hearts are thankful.  Our hearts are at peace.  Thank you! 


  1. I love you! Can hardly wait to see and hear about the day you get your sweet boy. It won't be long!! Praying!!!

  2. Love you guys! Missing the girls but I know they are having fun! Praying that your "gotcha" experience is blessed and sweet :) cannot wait to hear all about it!