Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Travel Approval!

We are China bound!  October 3rd brought the long awaited email with our official Travel Approval... the notice telling us we can go pick up our little boy.

Before we could purchase tickets we needed an appointment at the US consulate in Guangzhou.  October 10th we finally got our confirmed date... November 6th!

Yesterday was a busy day communicating with our travel agent about flights, milage plus seats available on certain flights, layovers, stopovers and Jack Nathan's ONE WAY ticket.  By 5pm we had secured our spots on flights to China and home again.  We leave on October 23rd early in the morning!

This adventure has had so many blessings that we didn't expect or even think about when we first sent in our adoption application.  The Lord has worked out every detail to get us to this point!  Family and friends have rallied around our family and provided support of all types.  Prayer, financial gifts, fundraising support, baby shower and milage plus tickets!!  We are overwhelmed by love.

As we pack and prepare our family for this trip, our hearts are heavy for little Jack.  His world is about to be turned upside down.  Leaving his first home and all the people he loves will be very, very tough.  Although we don't really know what to expect, we've been busy reading and learning as much as we can about toddler adoption and attachment resources.

Ultimately we trust that our Heavenly Father has brought us together and He will make us a family.  It's going to be a tough road, but we are as ready as we'll ever be!  And can't wait to hold our sweet little boy!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Abby Builds-A-Bear

Abby's special Birthday trip with Aunt Connie and Uncle Matt.