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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Packed and Ready

The time has finally arrived and we are packed and ready. After many of months of anticipation we are ready to set out on an adventure of a life time to bring Aaron home.  Although we are so ready, our hearts are very torn having to leave our other 3 here. We would really appreciated your prayers tomorrow as we meet my mom with the kids, for safe travel and a peace that we know can only come from the Prince of Peace.

Below is our itinerary while in China as well as some prayer ideas :)

9/12 - Kids to mom - Safe travel and peace for ALL of us

9/13 - 5:30am flight from Albuq to San Francisco then on to Beijing - Safe travel and rest while we fly

9/14 - Arrive in Beijing (remember they are 14 hours ahead!) Aaron and his foster family will pick us up! -  Pray that Aaron will be comfortable and not afraid when we meet

9/14-9/18 Staying with Foster Family in Beijiing - Peaceful hearts as we get to know Aaron and begin transition                                                                

9/18 - Fly to Nanchang and Aaron will "officially" be ours - Gotcha Day :) - Please pray for Foster Family when we leave, Aaron's heart, safe travel & smooth process with paperwork                                                                                            

9/18-9/23 Many official meetings during the week - Safety and clarity, smooth process with Chinese officials, bonding with Aaron  
9/23 - Fly to Guangzhou  - Safe travel

9/23-9/29 In Guangzhou completing paperwork - Safety and continued bonding with Aaron

9/29 - Train to Hong Kong - Safe travel

9/30 - Fly HOME!! YEAH!  - Safe flight and for Aaron to have peaceful travel

And please keep Averi, Nathan, and Connor covered in your prayers daily - peace in their hearts and a calm spirit, safety and to have a good time while we are away.

I plan to be blogging frequently and posting pictures - so stay tuned! Thank you for your continued prayers and support - God is so good and he is ever faithful. 

We are on our way, sweet boy!


  1. How amazing is that that you will get to spend time with him and his foster family before the adoption! That is how it should be!

    Praying for a safe and wonderful trip!!!

  2. So happy and excited for you! We'll be praying!

  3. Very excited for you! We returned from Nanchang about 4 weeks ago!