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10.01.2008

Sunlight burst through the clouds!

So yesterday was one of those days where you actually have to verbalize, (out loud mind you) "Seriously, can anything else go wrong today?" It started with a very frustrating email exchange with our social worker concerning our home study update (had to let the USCIS know that Ian's job has changed), then I discovered that our oven isn't working, by the time I finished up our update changes I was two hours behind on the errands I needed to run for getting the house ready for pictures today, then the lawn service didn't show up as promised and we have to reschedule getting the pictures anyway, I got an email that a former co-worker of mine had a brain aneurysm and died over the weekend (please pray for the faculty and students at J.N.Fries Middle School as they deal with losing a wonderful librarian), and then there was taking mom to the ER (not minding taking the time to go with her, just the panic that something was wrong with my Mama) and for some it would seem like a day gone wrong. Yet there was a good part to the day...

In the midst of the madness, there was a phone call! We are leaving on October 23rd for China! I'm crying again as I write these words, I will hold my son in 26 days!!!!!!! Caleb LuTao, you have no idea what is in store for you my sweet boy, but I promise that we will love you and cherish you as long as we live!

Oh yeah, that would be a new picture of my little boy! It's tempting to call him baby, but from our recent report, he's walking and "often running." More on our updated information later, Kylie and I are going shopping to buy some shoes for him this morning!

ps ~ To my beloved Triple A's and cousin Sara, I hope you'll understand why Kylie will have to miss our standing Halloween trick or treat date. We love you and hope to make it up next year...

16 comments:

Sharon said...

Kristi,
I am teary as I read your post!! Six months ago today was our first full day with Hudson and those feelings are so amazing!
Congratulations and so excited to watch your RETURN trip to China!!
Praying your mom's test all turn out fine and they find out what is causing her pain.

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, just look at him!!!!!! I can barely contain my happiness for you guys!! We'll be praying for all of you as you count down to Caleb! Love to you all!

Lora Vann said...

Oh my goodness! He is SO cute! Congrats again yall! Josh and I are praying for things to go smoothly w/ the move! love yall!

C.C. said...

What a sweetheart!!!

Let's just assume that yesterday was the peak of the extreme mania for you......now you can focus on the regular mania of selling a house, moving and getting ready to travel internationally (with a 2 year old) to bring home your sweet baby boy:-)

We indeed lead exciting lives!!!

Nancy said...

I am so sorry to hear you had such a bad day but YAY for your trip to China! I am so excited for you! That's our 9th anniversary, a great day! Will you have time to blog while you are there? I'd love to follow your journey. Praying for your mom and everything else!

Cindy M said...

WOW! A lot happened that we DIDN'T talk about! So thankful God gave you something wonderful to focus on! And Caleb is SO cute! Love this picture of him!

I'll be praying for you all!

Much love...

Amy Woods said...

Congratulations on that call! I LOVED that call!! Can't wait to watch your family be united with Caleb!!

Emily said...

Congrats!!!!!!! Can't wait to meet your family in China!!

Amanda said...

Just want to let you know we are saying prayers for your mom.

Congratulations about your news and good luck with everything.

Jenny Wheelis said...

I am so excited that you are going! What a day... and this picture is amazing! He looks so wonderful and healthy! Happy days!

Our Journey said...

It's so great to see new pictures of him -- I bet you are on cloud 9! It's so exciting, and we can't wait to follow your journey!

Mom of Triple As said...

Ok, I feel like every time we talk or I read your blog I have two separate emotions--yeah! and boo! Yeah for going to China, boo for missing Halloween. Grandma, Aunt Cici, Cousin Sara do you want to trick-or-treat the with Triple As? :)

Seriously, I am so happy for the three of you to finally meet Caleb. What a cause for celebration!

Mendy said...

Congratulations Kristi! I can't wait to see Caleb in your arms and with his forever family.

Anonymous said...

Yippie for precious Caleb!!! I can't wait to meet him!!!!!!!!! He isn't going to know what hits him when he meets this family who loves him so much already!
Aunt Cici... or whatever he wants to call me!

Jenn said...

Praying for you as prepare for your trip (and everything else!)!!!

I'm excited I get to follow you on this last bit of your journey. Caleb is just absolutely precious! Can't wait to see pictures of him with you!!

Blessings,
Jenn (AWAA)

Anonymous said...

Praise God for new pictures and a date to travel! I am anxiously awaiting for Caleb's arrival. Will be hard to wait for him to become comfortable with me because I will want to squeeze him immediately.
God is so good!
LaoLao