Friday, August 10, 2012

Zai Jian Didi.

After coming back from SFCV, I realized how much Joseph and I became so close though:
-Pinky promising I would come over to his house.
-Walking him to his house after every lunch
-Washing and feeding the dogs
-Playing outside
-Making goofy videos
-Being able to share with him that he needs to pray for a family
-Holding hands as we went outside SFCV for a couple of dinner outings
-Spoiling him my last night by having him come to BBQ and DQ.

All I can say is that he literally is my brother. I will never forget the time when I was talking to Philip about having just one brother. Joseph immediatly corrected me by shouting:
"No, you have two brothers! I am your brother too!"

As I close this blog for good, I just want to take this opportunity in thanking you all for your prayers and support financially in helping Joseph find his forever family! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Without you, the family would not have been able to continue on with the adoption!

Most importantly though, I want to thank God for allowing Joseph to have a family. God was the one who heard Joseph's desperate cry of desiring to have that bond of a family. I'm just so thankful that the Lord answered it!

Before I leave, please continue to pray for Joseph. He is still grieving over not having his best friend Philip around and still is not having hope that he will have a forever family.
Also, the family is still in need of support financially for not only adopting Joseph but also adopting their other son Eli. If you are willing to help this family, please check out:

Well Joseph, you have a family. You have a mom who is prepared to smoother you with hugs and kisses, you have a dad who keeps your picture in his phone and shows it off to everyone he sees, and you have siblings who can't wait to see how awesome you truly are.
 I am so happy for you Joseph and can't wait to see you again!


  1. Melissa,

    My oldest son, Ted, and I were with the Ben Davis team that served at SFCV in June, and we saw first hand how wonderful you are!

    Your tender and loving heart for Joseph has touched our family. We love that you love him so very much. Thank you for advocating for him and always being there for him. What a treasure of a friend he has in you! God bless your return from SFCV and your future plans.

    janet, kevin, ted, sophia, philip, and elijah bourke

  2. Thank you Melissa,

    For your love of China, Joseph, and of course, God. I am so honored that you are my daughter and for your God-centered heart. Here is to the next phase of you working in China.

  3. Melissa. you are awesome. that is all :D

  4. Thank you so much this blog and all you have done for my "Nephew"! I can't wait to see him walk off that plane with his forever family and to hug him!!! Praying as always for him, you and all of SF! I am sad you are not with him anymore during the rest of his wait and sad that you will be closing down the blog! Do you know you can turn your blog into a printed book?? :) It might be an awesome thing to do for Kai Joseph to have someday! :)
    Tami Sisemore
    Aunt in waiting!