I cannot even begin to describe the excitement, anxiousness, and stress that I feel at any given moment. We’ve known for nearly two weeks that travel to China to bring home Malachi would quickly become a possibility. Yesterday evening- we received word that we had our final consulate appointment made (which would provide Malachi with a US Passport to enter the country). This means that we could officially begin making travel plans.
This afternoon, we signed on for airline tickets. Tomorrow, we’ll get confirmation about our tickets and have the skeleton of our trip to China. This is really happening!
In the meantime, Andrea has to get things lined up at school, I have to get things lined up at Wesley College and Hope Church so we can travel; we have to take care of a bunch of details here at the house, pack, and go over our travel check-list a thousand times. My hope is that when the plane takes off on the first leg of our journey that we’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief because all the balls we juggle at home will be in God’s hands (and the hands of many capable people!).
Many of you know that China blocks many popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. To the best of my knowledge, I will be able to post to this blog (which will update on Facebook and Twitter). If you are interested in following our journey- stay tuned!
Lastly, please continue to keep us in your prayers. Pray for our travel and our adjustment to China. Pray for Malachi- that he would be healthy and ready to be part of our family. Pray for the transition period- how hard it will be for Malachi to leave his caregivers and be handed over to parents he doesn’t yet know love him greatly.
Hey old friend! I am so incredibly excited for your family. Back in our palmer days I actually took a few weeks off to go to China with my friend who adopted a little girl. I remember the process so well. Can’t wait to see your story unfold. Blessings! Stacy
Hey Stacy! I remember you going on that trip! I hope that you are doing well!