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2.19.2010

Headed out

We're up (as if we really needed the alarm this morning), have had breakfast, and are checking to make sure all the electronics are fully charged.  In 15 minutes we'll head down to the lobby to meet our guide.  And then we'll go to meet and adopt our third child.  WOW!!!  There have been fireworks shooting off across the city ~ yes, in the daylight! ~ (our hotel is about three blocks from the beautiful West Lake and from the hotel restaurant we have a great view) for about thirty minutes THIS MORNING!  Kylie stated, "Mommy, they must know that today we are meeting Darcy!"

As I lay awake around three this morning (thankfully only for a potty break for Kyle ~ no hungry bellies through the night) I thought of so many things I wanted to add to my thoughts I posted before I went to bed.  Like that God really digs adoption because He was the one that created it.  Like that I KNOW that He will give us the strength to make it through the tough times.  Like that He will be glorified because we were obedient to His call to bring our little one home. 

Those are just a few things, there's more.  One day I hope to really sit down and fully compose how God changed my life forever through this miracle.

But for now I'm out the door...

FYI ~ We will meet Darcy, complete the adoption paperwork today instead of going back tomorrow, and then our guide is taking us to the market to buy water, snacks, and any clothing if what we brought Darcy doesn't fit.  Good thing since I overlooked a coat for her...  I say that to say I don't know how many hours I'll be gone, but I promise that I'll at least get a picture up ASAP!

22 comments:

Ally said...

What a special post. My heart is full for you all. I can't wait to see that sweet little face when you all become a family of 5 :) I know that God will be smiling, He is so Good! What a testimony you will have to tell your children.

Stacey said...

Anxiously waiting!!! I am really enjoying your journey to Darcy. I can't wait to see a picture of her in yours arms!!!

Stacey said...

I meant "your" arms. Sheesh...

Kimberly said...

Excitedly awaiting the first look at your family of FIVE!! Just a few minutes left now...

Nancy said...

EEK!!! So excited! We just put Noah down for bed and Dave prayed for you guys. I can't believe in less than 12 minutes, you will be meeting your daughter. I can't wait to see pix. We are so happy for you and continue to pray for a smooth transition! I'll be checking again before I go to bed and first thing in the morning. HUGS!

Tricia said...

I can't imagine the feelings you all must be experiencing right now. The kids and I just stopped and prayed for you. Can't wait to hear how the meeting went and see your pictures. We love you.

Donna said...

Oh I just giggled with joy reading your post. I'm staying up tonight to see those pics. We can't wait to see her in your arms and to watch your family become "5"!!!!
Love you guys!!!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to see Darcy in your arms. Waiting to see pictures of the family of 5. Praying for you all...

Anonymous said...

It is 9:00 EST and I just read your entry. I stopped and prayed for Darcy as well as Kylie and Caleb with all the adjustments. I am sooo excited for you and your family.
Kimberly (Stephanie Biggers friend)

Tiffany said...

I have loved reading all your posts since you left for China and I have prayed for you with each one. I can't wait to see a photo of you as a family of 5! Congratulations!

C.C. said...

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!! In just 9 minutes you will meet your 3rd child....WOW!!! Can hardly wait to see pics!!!.....Now, it's 8 minutes;-)

Heather said...

I am with CC - Wow!!! Cannot wait to see you all together. Know I am praying for today, for her sweet spirit and yours. I will be back checking ....

Cindy M said...

Waiting, waiting, waiting...stalking, stalking, stalking! She should be in your arms now! Can't wait! Love you all!

Melissa said...

I am so excited for you as I know you must have your precious Darcy by now. Praying that everything is going well and I just cannot wait to see pictures of your 3 children! Praying for a wonderful gotcha moment!!!!

Angela said...

I am so excited for you! Praying everything goes well. Can't wait to see the picture of your 3 children! Congrats!!

Our Journey said...

My heart is swelling for you all right now, knowing that you've just recently met Darcy in person! We're praying for you all right now. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your sweet little girl and new pictures of your whole family!

Emily said...

You have her!!!! Praying for you all and I CANNOT WAIT to see her in your arms... and with her two adoring siblings.

Love you guys!!

Laurie said...

Chills- I have them all over. It's like I'm re-living it with you, and I LOVE re-living meeting my babies. I can't wait to hear more- I'll probably wake up at 3:00 just to check and see if it's been updated. What a GREAT day this is!!

Sharon said...

I know you have Darcy now (for about 3 hours) and just wanted you to know I have been praying ..for her to feel safe, loved and already trust you. For you and Ian, that you would be able to communicate and understand her and for Kylie and Caleb...that they would feel more love than they have already known....
can't wait to see pictures!!!!

Anonymous said...

well Duh! Of course the fireworks were for Darcy day!!! :) Kylie is so precious!
We keep checking for updates to see pictures...But I am about to pass out. (Adam and i are in Boone) Too many late nights watching the olympics... Will check asap when I wake up... Of course i am sleeping with pain killers and muscle relaxers (back spasms again!) so I may be out for a while. :) But as soon as I am coheirent i will be online!!!! I can't wait.. we have been praying for you guys! I hope it has gone smoothly!!!
Love ya
Aunt Cici
aka
Traci and Adam

Cindy M said...

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Journeymark Cards & Gifts said...

Thinking and praying for you all on this very special day.