Monday, May 19, 2014

Woop, Woop! USA, Here We Come!!!


Thank y'all so much for all your prayers for us!!! Sweet Heng passed the medical exam-I cried when they told me! We waited a few minutes for his medical report and ran down the street to the Consulate where we took our oath and applied for his visa. We should have it in hand, Lord willing, at 4:10 tomorrow afternoon. Our flight leaves Wednesday morning at 9am! We have 25 hours of travel from take off in Guangzhou to our final landing spot in the US. Whew. I'm tired just thinking about it all-and my arms are just aching to hold my little girls!!! We're trying to enjoy our last 36 hours here...

We met another adopting couple on our ride up the elevator tonight...they're from Australia, and ended up inviting them to dinner...in our hotel room. They agreed and came right on. The mama, their little girl (who they adopted), our three and I hung out in the room while the daddies got take out. Our room was trashed and they came on in regardless. 

The kids want to spend our last full day hanging at the hotel pool with our new mates. (Hahaha.)

Little Heng continues to amaze us! Today he tried ice cream again-and cried and cried with each taste and after the tears, cried and cried for more. What a picture of myself! 

Before I run, I just want to say...we are so thankful we got to bring Sister and Little Man! I can't imagine this trip without them. I think the little girls would've been tired and miserable and worn out. The older two are at great ages for this type travel. They've hung in there so well and amazed us with their maturity. (I mean, it's not like the hotel staff had to tell one of our children to stop jumping over the velvet ropes in the front of the hotel counter. Yikes.) But seriously, it's been such a treat and privilege having them here. 

Heng is in his crib, asleep on his side, under the blue blanket a precious friend made him. His little arm is hanging through the bars and I can hear him breathing. It's a sweet sound and my heart is at peace. So thankful for God's provision and care for His flock! We've seen His hand of tender care in so many ways-big and small. 

It's late. Night, y'all!

19 comments:

Camille said...

SUCH good news!!! Holding y'all in my heart as you venture into the next few days. Praying that all will go smoothly and that through it all you will continue to know the Lord's Loving Hand upon you. Rest in Him my friend...XOXO

Miranda Rose said...

Cannot imagine how eager you are to be home with all you kiddos! So thankful for this good news!!!!!!!!

Ali said...

All I can think of is Psalm 150…Praise the Lord!!!

Anne said...

Awesome! I'm so happy for y'all!!!

Nikki said...

So happy to hear you are headed home. :) Congratulations on the newest addition to your family.I can only imagine the aching to hold your little ones back home.Well, I don't really have to imagine too hard. Our last babies birth 11 months ago turned out a little different and I had to spend many nights away. They were only half an hour away but I really missed them at night. Thinking of you all and your sweet reunion soon.

Dolores said...

Such happy news! I was just replying to yesterday's post, when your updates arrived.I am truly soo happy for you!!
Bon voyage into a happy life with your little one.:-)

Holly said...

I cry every time I read your posts... Your way with words is just breathtaking.
I am overjoyed for your sweet family, they are blessed to be in your nest. Can't wait for the update once you all are reunited tomorrow!!!
--Blessings, Holly

Coffeybean Family said...

Yay!! Catching up on posts, filling Jamie in :) So glad y'all are coming home.

Our little guy arrived May 7th. We spend a week in the NICU. We are also SO SO SO glad to be home. I had visitors from home everyday and still cried when I got back home. I can't imagine the tears you will shed when you get to see your sweet girls again!

Safe travels and God speed!!

Rachel Cagle said...

short and sweet- just like Heng! :)

Heather said...

Yay! How amazing our God is! Soak in every moment!

Anna said...

Blessings and prayers to you all! Keep us updated!

Camille said...

Welcome Home!! Praying for a smooth transition. Take all the time you need. Love you MUCH! XOXO

debbi :) said...

YAY!!! So excited for all of you!! Praise The Lord!!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Praise the Lord! You will probably be adjusting by now with your new one at home. Oh how exciting, fun, and hard. I pray God strengthens you for this journey!

Love,
Stacie

April said...

SO excited! Praying for safe travels and happy babies!!

Janet said...

Congratulations! I stumbled along your blog from Thehandmadehome house tour on pinterest. I clicked your "home" button to see what decorating you were up to....and your in China. I have 6 from China, one with CL/CP. I also noticed you flew out of B'ham...we live in Trussville. If I can be of any cleft help, I'd be glad to. My (neglected for over a month) blog is 5hurleykids.blogspot.com --even though there are 8 kids.

Anna said...

Blessings, Jenn! Hugs and strength and love to you all!

Anonymous said...

You are such a wonderful family. Love reading your posts. God Bless you!
-Linda, NY

Camille said...

Missing you. But, totally understand the reason(s) behind the quietness. Praying for you my sweet friend. Praying for all of you! Hugs and much love...XO