Saturday, December 13, 2008

Would It Be Too Much To Request Some Extra Thoughts and Prayers??

Well this is it! We are scheduled to leave tomorrow for Taiwan to pick up our beautiful daughter! We could NOT be more excited. We are hoping with all our hearts that there will be no flight delays due to the arctic front moving into our area today and tomorrow. We are taking separate flights because I am so freaked out about leaving the kids. At ages 5 and 7, they have only been without at least one of their parents for two nights. Now we are leaving for 10 days and will be almost 8,000 miles from home! We are so fortunate to have a group of wonderful friends and family rotating through our house to care for the kids and dog when we are gone. This is one of those moments where I am stopped cold in my tracks marveling at how extremely ridiculously fortunate we are to be surrounded by so much love and support. Many many thanks to everyone who is helping out while we are gone! I also have to give a shout-out to our JOH board (you know who you are!) for all the wisdom and advice they have shared. We feel so prepared for this journey because of them. What an amazing resource!! If it's not too much to ask, please think of us while we are gone; of our children who will be home, of our flights going smoothly, of our AIT appointment going off without a hitch and, most importantly, of our daughter's transition into her new life happening with as little trauma as possible. Thank you so much! We will try to post while we are in Taiwan. In the meantime, we hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season!!


Ramona said...

Here's hoping you have a restful flight before the big big day! Congratulations and I'll be glued to your blog over the next week.

Eva said...

You will be in my thoughts! Cannot wait to see Kate in your arms!


Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

I am so happy for you and am praying big time! Can't wait to hear from you from around the world! I dont remember if your little on is at ST. Lucy's center but if so tell them hi from us!

noah's mama

Chuck Morris said...

You will be in our prayers. Safe travels. When you hold her in your arms it will be an unbelievable experience.


Tara said...

I'll be glued to your blog and can't wait to see you holding Kate.

Nicole said...

Have a safe trip! Can't wait to follow your gotcha day! Nicole

PamFitz said...

You are truly blessed. It sounds like your children are in wonderful hands so that you can focus on this special time you have been given with your daughter. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to following along!

lorabelle said...

It's finally here! So excited for you!!! Can't wait to see the magical picture of you and Kate finally together. Best wishes and safe travels Sarah.

Lisa said...

You are all in my thoughts & prayers and I am so eager to see you with Baby Kate in your arms!
Safe travels happy family!
Lisa C.

babybain said...

Extra prayers coming your way! Can't wait to see your next post.

Sarah k said...

Safe trip and we will be praying and thinking of you sweets! Soak it all in as much as you can. Take enough pictures to choke a horse and enjoy yourself!! If you need help.. email..

Sarah k

dan and rachel said...

you will be in our thoughts and prayers for sure!!! so excited for you!

Tiffany and Gabriel said...

OK, it's actually baby Kate day today!! That means you have your daughter in your arms. Pretty please with sugar...would love to see a pic of that.

Thinking of you often!