Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And...We're Off!!

I absolutely can't believe this day is here. We have literally been talking about this for about 10 years and actively pursuing it for 3. I guess after all that time, it's hard to believe that it's really going to happen. I really can't believe that they're going to hand her over to me and that's it!!
We're all packed. Every bag is about 49 lbs. I guess we'll see how accurate our scale is ;) I have already informed Richard that there will be NO shuffling things from bag to bag! If they're over...he'll just have to pay. I can't get them any lighter than they are, and if I open them up...I might not get them closed again!
Gotcha Day is Monday afternoon, so while you're sleeping Sunday night, we'll be meeting Miss Wesleigh!! Diana is going to help me with my blog to make sure the posts get there. I was really hoping to be traveling with Diana, but that wasn't to be. She'll be going next month, and I'll get to watch her get sweet Sienna.
Please keep us in your prayers...that we'll all stay healthy and safe, that Wesleigh will have an easy transition, and that we will be able to discern how to best meet her needs. Thanks for all of your support throughout this process. You're the best!!
I'm off to bed. We have to get up at 2:45 to make a 6:15 flight in New Orleans. I'm thinking it's not going to be a problem ;) The boys are so excited, they can't contain themselves. I am so glad we decided to take them with us (although I might feel differently when we've been together for a week!).
We're going to CHINA!!!!
5 more sleeps until we get Miss Wesleigh!!


carolinagirl said...

Oh Jennifer, I am so happy for you. I know the emotions that you are feeling right now. It is overwhelming to say the least. I will pray for your sweet family and Miss W. I pray that you have safe flights, and more importantly that you have great guides who will take care of you in China. That will make a huge difference. And I pray for Wesleigh. I pray that she has time to grieve for the life she is leaving behind, but that she can attach to your family with God speed.

Happy and safe travels to you. I cannot wait to hear from you on the other side!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Jennifer I am over here reading this and crying.. HAPPY TEARS..
I am soooo excited.. I will be watching every second of your journey..
Love ya tons..
Safe travels...

Mission To Macie said...

Im about to bust!!!!I'll never make it 5 more days!!!! LOL SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!

Will be praying for safe travels, healthy bodies and easy transitions!!!!

Love ya,
Jill :)

3 Peanuts said...

I am so excited for YOU ALL!!!!!! I cannot wait to see that picture of you with Wesleigh in your arms.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Grinning from ear to ear here! Can't wait to "meet" Wesleigh and watch y'all begin to feel like a family.

DiJo said...

Go and get that precious little Tea Cup!!!! I look forward to posting for you my friend!!! An honor to be your scribe for this life changing journey!
Now it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy every minute! You my friend, are GOING TO CHINA!!!!


Anonymous said...

So happy for you and your family! Wishing you all safe travels and many blessings!

TanyaLea said...

OH Jennifer! The wait is FINALLY over and you are REALLY GOING TO CHINA!!! :) Can't wait to see that little sweetie in your arms! Oh the joy!!!

Your blog will be in the best of hands while you are away. Diana is a special friend and I know she'll do a great job keeping us posted!

Praying you have safe and HEALTHY travels! Oh dear, only 5 more sleeps!? lucky momma, you!! ;)

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya

Cori said...

I recently found your blog through another and wanted to say I hope you have a wonderful trip. Your little girl is just darling!!

MississippiZen said...

ABSOLUTELY can't wait to see Miss Wesleigh in your arms!!!!!! I'll be praying for uneventful travel and that your beautiful new daughter has peace beyond understanding.

BREATHE and take this all in .... you baby girl awaits!


Carla said...

I am so happy for you!!! God bless and you are in my prayers!

Joanne said...

Wow! I SO remember the feeling of finally leaving for China ~ enjoy every minute and take lots and lots and get the idea- of pictures!!

Denise said...

Yippee!!! Having been with you on this journey for the past 3 years, I can't wait to see your daughter in your arms! Enjoy every minute of Chna~

Somewhere In The Sun said...

It's finally here!!! I can't wait to see that first family photo!! Praying for your safety and for Wesleigh's adjustment.


Football & Fried Rice said...

I have chills just THINKING about you holding the girl of your heart! I can't get over it!! We (of course!) will be watching every minute you are in China. And you will be thankful that you posted your thoughts as you have them! They will be fun to read a year from now when life is "normal"!! And you are a Momma of FOUR kiddos - including one little girl born in China!!! Can't wait to see WJ in an adorable little hat! Safe Travels!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Awww.... I am in tears and have chills everywhere! I am so happy for you.. By now, you've already left.. Be safe and enjoy yourself.. Your little girl will be in your arms soon!

Robin said...

Congratulations! We are waiting for our travel call to Korea!

Tricia said...

I am new to your blog. We live in Denham Springs and are waiting for our LOA for our daughter in Kaifeng. I can't wait to see you hold your precious one.

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