About Me

My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.

Friday, January 14, 2011

At JFK leaving in a few hours for Chicago and then to Beijing!!!

Hi all!




We are safely in JFK airport and are now waiting for our flight to Chicago. My father-in –law took us to a hotel last night in Newark and we had a great night sleep and then woke this morning, showered, ate and made our way to JFK. Smooth sailing!! My mother in law has the kids, they did pretty good saying good-bye to us. Tommy gave me a little bit of heart ache when saying good-bye but he made me proud and it is good to feel his strong hug when I was leaving. I know he sad we are leaving but he is so excited to soon meet his new brother. Paige did pretty good, she just expects us back tomorrow as she is too young to understand the time concept. I cant believe our journey is underway and we are actually on our way to China in just a few short hours!

8 comments:

Kendra said...

Praying for you!! I will give your princess lots of loving as well as Tommy, I am finally thinking straight and just praising God for your journey and all that he is going to do for you guys, this WILL be an amazing adventure and exsperiance. I miss you already but know god is with you. P.s Tell tom I love and miss him.

Kaitlynsmama said...

So glad you had a good night's sleep! (especially since I was so worried and nervous for ya that I couldn't sleep lol).
Who could have ever convinced you 15 years ago that your first international trip would be not only to China but that it would be combined with the adoption of your 10 year old son?! An amazing journey and one that is not only blessing your family but many other families. Huge hugs and TONS of prayers!!

Anonymous said...

I have 2 wonderful daughters that were adopted in China. There is a deaf student at the school I work at that was adopted 2 years ago in China. He is doing great! Excited to follow your journey and praying for you along the way! HAPPY TRAVELS!!!!
P.S. Just noticed this is your first International trip. Our first airplane FLIGHT was to China!

Gary and Lisa Fink said...

Praying for you Tracy and family.... keeping a check on your journey... praying you through the process.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy and Tom,
Thinking of you guys. If all went as planned you just landed in Beijing. We know that excitment! Praying for you guys.
Amei

Aus said...

By now - if the winds were good - you are safely in Beijing - can't wait to follow your journey forward!!

hugs - aus and co.

Jewels of My Heart said...

are you there yet? are you there yet?
heehee So thankful your trip has been smooth and safe....
praying for you and all your children... I know how hard it is to leave part of your heart at home while you go to bring home one of your miracles.
God's speed...
love,
Daleea

Jewels of My Heart said...

I'm stalking your blog....
lol I can't help it! I know you have so many things better to do than post.... but I am so excited for you and for Luke and through you I feel like I can almost reach out and touch my daughter....
Have a beautiful, joyfilled day.
Love you

Our little boy!

Our little boy!
Opening up my care package from my family!

Curious what he is thinking!

Curious what he is thinking!
Checking out my Family for the 1st time ever! (this pic is of my new Brothers and Sister!)

His first reaction after seeing us

His first reaction after seeing us
This is my Forever Family!

Some goodies from the care package

Some goodies from the care package
Some of my new books

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!
My 1st picture of my mommy and daddy! They say I love to look at my pictures again and again!

Studying our faces....

Studying our faces....
Checking out my new family again!

Look at that face!

Look at that face!
Checking out my new books

Aaron's Graduation

Aaron's Graduation
We are so Proud!

Xin Hai's name in Chinese!

福新

Fu XinHai

Xin Hai

Xin Hai
Isnt he the cutest ever?

Aaron's Senior Prom

Aaron's Senior Prom
My handsome Son, Aaron

Aarons prom

Aarons prom
Paige, Aaron and Tommy

My Family

My Family
The Worrell Family

Our Precious one

Our Precious one
Xin Hai in 2008 - so precious! Love that smile!

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