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, September 12, 2010

We made it to Beijing!

We are sitting in the airport sucking down ice coffee, trying to
stay awake during our 5 hour layover until we board our next flight to
Nanjing :) The flights so far have been long but otherwise
beautifully uneventful. A few weeks back I prayed that we would be
able to buy our plane tickets by my birthday, it was the one thing I
really wanted.. just to know when we would travel. How funny is it
that today is my birthday and I spent it in the air flying to get my
boy! Best present ever! Especially since I am "celebrating" one of
those milestone years that I had thought I would dread, but I could
care less about the number.. I am blissfully happy -combined with a
bundle of nerves thinking of all the what-if's about the next 24
hours. I can't wait to meet Ty, but I am trying to keep my excitement
in check as I know it may be a very tough day for him. Thanks to you
all for following along, we covet your prayers. Next post will be
photos of meeting TY!!!! Much love, Amy


Kathleen said...

So glad to hear that you are in Beijing!!! Praying for safe travels as you continue your journey to Ty!!! What an amazing trip that started on a very special day..Happy Birthday, Amy!!Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet boy!!

Myra said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! No kidding about the best present ever! How awesome! So glad you are safe and in Beijing! It's just crazy to think you meet Ty in just a few hours and where you were just 1 week ago! God is good indeed! Can't wait for your Gotcha!!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Praying for and thinking of you all! <3

groovy mama said...

Thought and prayed for you girl all last night! Glad you are there and can't wait to see the pics! We loved NANJING our Ella is from there and you will LOVE it! Lots to eat and buy, see it all! Congrats on your b-day!
hugs to your gang-Donna....

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Thank you so much for posting from Beijing. I sure wish I had found those ice coffees when we were there! Have a safe and quick flight to Nanjing. Can you let us know your guide's name when you get there? Or can you even see these comments? :) Our guide was Denise, and she was great.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

I am sooo excited for you!! :) Sending a prayer up your way--and happy birthday!


Sharing Life and Love said...

Happy "milestone" Birthday!!! So ready to see you meeting Ty---you are being stalked.

Enjoy the craziness. (But I guess I don't have to tell you that!)

Thinking of you..

Jaclyn said...

So glad you're there safe and sound. I've been watching my watch and counting 12 hours ahead trying to figure out what you must be doing right then. Praying you're getting some sleep right now and that you'll all be rested tomorrow. Also praying for Ty as he wakes up for the last time without his mama and baba and that his transition will be smooth and peaceful! CAN.NOT.WAIT!

Aimee and Cary said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful gift! So excited for tomorrow.. you are already awake, I'm sure.. it's 4 AM in China and you are probably halfway between excitement, nervousness, and somewhere in the middle a lovely PEACE! God is in the details!!

Joy said...

Continually praying...looking forward to seeing Ty:)

Hebnix said...

SO, SO Happy for you! And yes, please let us know your guide's name, our's was named Karen. She was pretty good, and I'm crossing my fingers that you get Simon again in Guangzhou!

Have a great time, and take it easy on all that coffee and ICE... you are n China remember!

Duchess of Lanier said...

Here's another family adopting a little boy from our XuZhou.
Her guide told them there are at least four other families, so you'll be five, and that will be one crazy happy room later this morning!
Thinking of you and counting *up* with you!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Amy! What a PERFECT gift. I cannot wait to see Ty in your arms tomorrow. I'm just so, so excited for you!

Shannon, Penny, Elias, Norah and soon to be Samuel..... said...

Thinking and praying for your family! ALL of you! Enjoy your time and we all look forward to your next post!!! <>

Stephanie said...

Ooooeeee! I can't wait! I'm sure you are bursting at the seams. Will pray for a great meeting day with Ty.

Mommy said...

Dying. Going to scream I'm so excited for you! Need pics ASAP. XOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXO from TN!

Cassie said...

I am so happy to heard that you have all made it safe to Beijing. I hope the rest of your journey to Ty is the same. I look forward to reading all about it!

Jen said...

Sounds like it will be one CRAZY but wonderful day in Nanjing! Congratulations... looking forward to pictures!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including us in on such a wonderful time for your family. It's exciting to sit here and watch it unfold. Can't wait to see Gotcha day pics!! Praying for you and yours~ love, The Humes

Jen said...

I lost touch with your blog over this last year with our little guy coming home. What a suprise to find out you are back in China. Cant wait to read more about your trip and your little man! Blessing to you and your beautiful family!