I can't seem to find time to post because I'm busy getting ready to go to china!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cannot believe we are at this point in the journey! Many of you know but on Thursday (my son's 2nd birthday also) we got Travel Approval (TA). It was kind of humorous how it all happened.
I went to Bible Study that morning and left my phone in the car by accident. I felt kind of naked without it which is bad to admit... but waiting on adoption stuff has made me check my e-mail incessantly. I get back to the car and have 13 texts, several e-mails and missed calls..... I wondered what the heck was going on. I quickly realized my friend, Kim had gotten her TA. I also saw an e-mail from my social worker asking me to call. I thought she was either calling to tell me we had TA or to console me since my friend had hers.... and try as I may I could NOT get in touch with her. I even texted her and she texted back but wouldn't call. An hour later, I get a text for derek that was the letter "T".... a few seconds later "A".... a few minutes later "hello? TA!" to which I replied "I cannot find karla so I don't know" and derek replied "dummy! i'm telling you we have TA and need to be in china on the 3rd!" I texted back "call me!", he replied "5 min." and I replied "NOW!" He called right away. Apparently when Karla couldn't find me that morning, she hatched a plan to let derek surprise me. It was all pretty priceless and about gave me a heart attack.
Friday we booked our tickets and we leave in 19 days! And please let me tell you the coolest part that only God could do..... I am going with 3 gals from my coffee group!!! (One lives in seattle now and the other 2 I see almost every week!) We are even flying over and back with one of them and we will all be in the same hotel together for 2 weeks. And because our daughters are in the same province, we will all 4 get our children in the same room at the same time!!! Can you imagine the hysteria that will be in that room?! It is going to be so amazing to share that moment and our time in china with those girls and it is so amazing to me that God orchestrated all of this.
Ok so also on friday, I'm leaving target and scream so loud in my car as I see new photos of Mei Sims in my inbox. Oh my, she is such a doll!!!!! It is a little sad to see how big she has gotten but I know God will help us to make up for lost time. I'll leave you with this new photo of her in her bed..... I think she is excited and knows we are coming :)