The alarm rang at 2:45 am…


and I jumped out of bed.  Truthfully, I was already wide awake.  This is not normal for me.  After 5 years of night shift, I have come to appreciate a full night’s sleep more than I ever thought possible.  I really LOVE a good night’s sleep. 

But last night/this morning, all I wanted to do was get up and get going. 


Because this morning I got to drive my friends Cathy and Jim Stanley-Erickson to the airport, so they could catch a plane to China, where they will finally, finally, finally meet their little girl. 

So join me, blog readers, in prayer:

for safe travels, all through China and home to Madison.

for good sleep for Jim and Cathy, that they might have all the energy they need.

for good health while they are there, and in the busy first days/weeks back home. 

for, Kajsa (their daughter), that she may, somehow, feel the love they have for her from the first moment she sees them.  And that there will be no issues relating to parent/child bonding.  That she will understand, in her not-quite-one-year-old way, Cathy and Jim are Mom and Dad.  That she will feel safe, not scared, despite all the changes that will be taking place in her little life. 

And finally, a prayer of Thanks, God is good. 



About Sandie

A little background: A mother of 3, two boys and a girl. Married young to a good man. No longer young, but he is still a good man. Grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, lived several years in small town Alaska, spent a couple years in the city of Madison, currently residing not too far from down town Anchorage. Drink a crazy amount of coffee. Fiercely loyal to my friends. Truly rabid in my defense of family. Beyond thankful that my God loves me enough to allow me to doubt and question.

4 responses »

  1. YAY!!! I don’t think I’d have been able to sleep at all. I will pray that they, and you, will! When do they return?

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