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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Next Step... China baby!

After 2 full days of insane rushing around, I am D.O.N.E. packing.  This isn't a throw your clothes in a bag kind of trip, especially for us members of an elite group known as "Over-packers Anonymous".  We are talking clothes, meds (prescription and OTC) for every imaginable illness, toys, snacks, books, laundry soap, rushed visas, paperwork galore and the list goes on...  you'd think I was going camping not to a country that has a Wal-mart 3 blocks from our hotel.  

We have changed our arrangements around a bit so we leave early tomorrow (Saturday) morning instead of today.  Which means we get into Nanjing at 10:00 pm Sunday Night and we meet Ty the next day.  I am praying for smooth and timely flights!   

Check this out....

This just happens to be the back pack of the most excited 8 year old on the planet!  
Our girl, usually so mellow and stoic,, is crazy, over the moon excited to be going on a trip of a lifetime to meet her baby brother and on a mission to consume as many steamed dumplings as possible.  
 Next POST--From China!!!!!!   Please say a prayer for our Sweet boy and for our safe travel. Much love to everyone following along...  Amy

23 comments:

Cheri said...

Thinking of you! Cannot wait to see some pictures of you all together.

mudmama said...

Just started following you---congratulations and safe and happy travels!! :)

Mommy said...

I've been praying for you this morning thinking you were in the air! ha! I know all will be well. Email me if you need help as we discussed. XOXOXOXOXO from TN to China AND most importantly, my prayers are with your entire family. Can't wait to see him in your arms!

Anonymous said...

amy! you can be sure i will be praying! and checking in here several times a day!! ;)
erika

A Cup of Cold Water said...

amy! you can be sure i will be praying! and checking in here several times a day!! ;)
erika

Jaclyn said...

Aaaah I am soooo excited for and your whole family! I can.not.wait to see him in your arms! Praying like a CRAZY peep :)

Stephanie said...

So excited for you all! We were in Nanjing in June and had a great time...you will love it.
Praying for safe flights and an awesome Gotcha Day!!
Can't wait to follow along.

Sarabeth Hudson said...

So excited for K! She will never forget this experience. How special!!! Prayers abound. And I'll be stalking for updates, too :) Much love <3

fullertribe said...

What a great birthday present!!! Going to be hard to top this one! I didn't know that Kobi was going with you too. What a great trip for her.

Aimee and Cary said...

SOOOO excited for you.. I'll be praying and watching like a hawk!!!
BLESSINGS oh BLESSED one!!!

Afamily4Him said...

Amy I still am in AWE that this is happening! It just seems like yesterday we were at the adoption conference and you were talking to me about Ty and now you are about to go get him!!! SO AWESOME! Oh and your little Miss is going too?? I am following along with GREAT excitment!

Love for Lilly Yin said...

God I pray for your blessings and safety for Amy and her precious family. Please comfort sweet Ty as he makes this transition. I pray that the trip will be smooth and quick. I also pray for her family waiting here. Lord we know you have an awesome plan, and we are all blessed to see a portion of that plan for Ty unfold. Thank you God for blessing us. Amen.

Annie said...

Prayers sent!! Safe travels!

Truly Blessed said...

I'm still stunned that you're moving so quickly (when will I learn???)

Can't wait to see you with Ty (and see Kobi with Ty!!).

Safe travels to all of you!

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Well the similarities continue...our Ty is also from Jiangsu! He is from Changzhou, but we were in Nanjing to adopt him. I can't wait to see you all together!

Vicki said...

Oh Amy! I am so excited for you guys! Have a safe and wonderful trip. I can't wait to follow along. xoxo

Vicki

Anonymous said...

What an exciting time! Congrats and safe travels. I am sure all will go well...how can it not for such a great family! Thinking of you and in our prayers. The Hennegans :)

Hebnix said...

YeeHaaaa! Followed your travels to bring home Finn and now will be glued to see Ty!
So amazing how things work out the way that they are supposed to.... So happy for you guys!
Have a blast!

Melissa said...

I know you all are already on the plane, but I still wanted to leave a comment letting you know how excited I am for your family!!!!! Ty is going to be one blessed little kid!
Praying!!!!

JT and Angie said...

Thinking of you and praying for a great Gotcha Day with Ty!
Many blessings!
Angie

Heather Glawe said...

Hey Sweet Friend-
Not sure if you got my message before you left, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I can't wait to see your posts w/ that handsome little Ty!! Love, Heather

Sharing Life and Love said...

What?! How quick was that---like you have a special angel on your side or something!

Enjoy your trip!
XO
Erin

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I'll be following your journey, Amy! It's evident God's hand has been on this entire process! Can't wait to see Ty with you guys!

Tammy