Thursday, January 16, 2014
Beard all gone…we got our travel approval!
Phew! See this post regarding the beard…
What an exciting week- we got a call from our caseworker last Thursday letting us know we got our travel approval. We were hoping to go before Chinese New Year which is the end of the month. Our agency tried to get our embassy appointment before-which meant we would have had to leave this week… but US Consulate didn’t have any openings. Which is fine and less hectic! We know that God’s timing is always best and we are so excited that we will have our daughter in our arms soon. We leave in the morning on February 4 arrive in Beijing in the afternoon on the 5th. We are going to tour Beijing for a couple days. We fly to our daughters province on the 8th and have her in our arms on the 9th! While in her province we are planning on taking a train to the city she was found at and visiting the orphanage she went through. We then fly to Guangzhou to have her US medical done and visa appointment at the US Consulate. We return home in the evening of February 21st. We are thrilled to be at this point of the journey yet sad knowing all that our little girl has gone through and what she will have to go through in the next couple weeks. Everything will change for her and all that is familiar to her will be gone – it breaks our hearts for her. We are humbled that we get to be her parents and thankful that the Lord has called us to be on this journey again. Please be in prayer for our little girls heart and for us all as we are attaching and bonding to each other.