Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

We are in China baby!

We meet Finn in 12 hours, so our next post will be of our BABY!
We made it to Guangzhou!!! It has been a loooooong day,for the past 25 hours I felt like a 10 year old who needed her Mommy to pick her up at sleep away camp. But the second we entered the Beijing airport I felt much better. We really love China, it's efficient chaos. It is beautiful and I feel like it is part of me now because it is part of my girls. I am not a world traveler, I wish I were. I would love to see every corner of this beautiful earth someday, now if I could do it without air travel and still sleep in my own bed every night... I would be all over it. We are still broken hearted that Mina is not here to experience China with us, especially now that I realize the travel warning had a much louder bark than bite. ( We received some pretty loud "barking" from the China adoption center) I am sure there is a reason that we changed our minds last minute and Mina is home having a great time with her Grandparents and brothers and sister. This will be Finn's one and only chance to be an only child and to bond with us... I am sure that will be a very precious time. It all seems a bit surreal, after months of waiting we will be handed our baby girl tomorrow. What will she be like, will she be frightened, or numb, or bond quickly. We already know we will love her to pieces. If you are following along please say a prayer for Finn's little heart, I am sure she will be very confused tomorrow, please pray that God fills her heart with his love and that she bonds quickly to us. Can't wait to post again,,,, with photos of Finn!!! We meet her at 2:30 tomorrow (so 2:30 in the morning US time).
Collin, Kobi, Jackson & Mina, we miss you like crazy already! I am the luckiest Mommy in the whole world! 

Getting on our final plane of the trip from Beijing to Guangzhou!

Marc's bloodshot eyes after 24 hours either on a plane or in an airport waiting for a plane.  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM THE U.S.!!!!!! try to get some sleep guys:)

beth

Mommy said...

YAY! You made it! Can't wait to see baby Finn in your arms. Now get some sleep my friend!

M

Bobbi said...

Hooray!!! So happy that you are there...and that Finn will have her mommy and daddy in just hours now!!! Hope you get a little sleep before then! Praying for you guys!

jharpring said...

Oh how wonderful that you made it! Can't wait until you hold Finn in your arms. I'll be following on pins and needles and will most definitely pray for Miss Finn~that her transition to her forever mommy & daddy is guided by God's gentle loving touch.
Blessings
Susan Harpring (SuzyQ on RQ)

Holly said...

Amy,

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see you with Finn. I know how hard it is to be away from your other kiddos, but you're right that this time is Finn's first and only chance to be an only child. I treasure the time I had alone with Marley in China, although it was hard at times. Make sure to get those pictures up ASAP when you have Finn!

Jennifer Barbee said...

So glad you have that traveling behind you.... Now comes the best part... holding Finn. I'm praying for her precious little heart.

julie and joe said...

WOOOHOOO! I'm so excited you made it. I'll be dreaming tonight of you meeting your precious little Finn. I can't wait to see pictures and read all about it!
Julie LaMotta

Truly Blessed said...

HUGE and heartfelt prayers for your sweet Finn as her little life is going to be turned upside down in just a short time.

We're just so excited for you -- can't wait to see you together at last!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Only 6 more hours! I am so excited for you. I hope you are resting and I'll be praying for all of you - especially Finn! Thanks for keeping us all updated <3

Mommy said...

3 hrs 5 min 37 seconds until Finn meets her Mommy and Daddy! I wish I were there with you! I can't wait to see those pictures in the morning. Good night...or good morning...or whatever it is.....

Love,
M

LB said...

Praise God...we are excited for your family and can't wait to meet your daughter!!!

Jaclyn said...

Yay, the counter says 1 hour and 30 mins till you hold sweet baby Finn. Praying for an easy transition for her and a day of pure joy for you and Mark.

Mollie B said...

It is 2:30 in the morning right here now. For what ever reason I am awake and realized that it is right now that you are meeting Finn. I am praying right now for you all and that the bonding process is so easy for Finn. I can't wait for an pdate. Much love, Mollie