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.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hours away from a life changing day!

We SLEPT!!! I think I fell asleep at 5pm China time and I woke up at 5am China time! WAHOOO I wont be the walking dead like I was yesterday, Thank you Lord for allowing Tom and I the opportunity to sleep so we can focus on the joy of the day! We are just hours away from meeting our precious boy for the first time. I cant even begin to describe how I feel, but it is going to be hard to not cry all day, that is for sure. The tears come every time I think abou finally seeing that precious little face. Tom and I cant wait to meet him and we keep praying for the Lord to touch his heart so he wont be so scared ( I cant imagine he isnt scared, everything he has known for the last 10 years of his life, be it good or bad, is about to change in just a few short hours for him)

We sure are the sight to see in this town, a tall blonde woman with blue eyes ( and left handed as our guide was blown away by) with a shorter handsome white guy that has brown hair and blue eyes and is deaf. If we dont shock them by being Amercian we sure as heck do the minute we start signing. They cant stop starring. But I can see how we would be fascinating, now add Luke to the mix and I am sure we are quite the story.  We truly like it here as different as it is! What a culture shock for us (Tom was having a wee bit of that yesterday when he kept asking me to interpret what people are saying and I would say "I have no idea as they are speaking in Chinese!")  It is odd to be the one that knows nothing and if it wasnt for our guide yesterday we could have never ordered lunch. I laughed sooooo hard as we sat down and the lady gave us menu's and Tom picked on up to look and the 2 goreous young Chinese girls sitting across from us almost lost their lunch as they watched Tom look at the menu and his eyes popped out when there was ONLY Chinese on it  and  no pictures hahah. The girls giggled for about 5 minutes.  It made my day to see that. China is surely full of different sights and sounds and some ummm interesteing smells for sure. The street we went down had one of the grossest smells ever and our guide said " Do  you smell that bad smell?" I am thinking well umm yea my nose does work! hahah and she says "As bad as it smells it is one of the best things to eat!" Umm no thanks!

ok we are off to breakfast and try and get something  to eat, then we meet our guide at 9am our time ( we are 13 hours ahead of NJ time, for those of you following) and then we head to the bank to exchange our money to Chinese RMB and then we head off to take a walk to another hotel to meet Luke at 9:30. We are filled with all sorts of emotions, we shall update as soon as we get the chance. Sending you all Love and thank you to everyone for the loved and prayers you are sending our way, we totally can feel all of the prayers, love and support being sent by everyone!

With Love again from China,
Goodbye from a mother of father of 3 kids soon to be the mother and father of 4 kids!
our family of 5 becomes a family of 6 today!
LUKE WE ARE ON OUR WAY! HANG ON OUR SWEET SON!
Aaron, Tommy and Paige we miss you and send sweet love to our babies back at home and know that we are praying for the 3 of you as we add your new brother to our family!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

PLEASE POST AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!! EXCITEDLY AWAITING!:)

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh this is so exciting. I am totally addicted to your blog. I can't wait to see what happens next. In just a short time you will behold in person the face of your son. God is so good!
Amei

Kendra said...

I am just waiting in anticipation for the moment you finally see your son!!! I am so excited... our god is so good!! He has blessed me so much with this blog, I am SOOO thankful for it. Just remember to breath, and allow this trip to be all that god has it planed to be. (Supper amazing, which is an understatement) God wants to touch you guys and to place a bond between Tom, Luke, and Yourself while you are there. P.S Yes, Yes blog as soon as you can. I miss and Love you so much <3 XOXOXOXO

Jewels of My Heart said...

I am just so happy for you all..... oh, how I loved reading every word... Tracy. You CRACK ME UP! Oh, what fun we would have shared together... but thank you for letting me come along with you through your posts and emails.
No wonder everyone finds you fascinating sister! How could they not!
Praying for your sweet boy.... for the Lord to have paved the way for him... that he won't be so scared... that he will know you in his heart! Praying, praying praying!
Welcome to your family Luke...
Love you!
Daleea

Eileen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited to hear how it went!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Looking forward to seeing your son with his forever family!!!

Love and blessings,
Robin

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh your son is in your arms...
Thank You Jesus!
Praying my friend!

Anonymous said...

how exciting for you guys=) God bless!

Myra said...

hey Tracy! Checking in to see how your trip is coming along and hopefully to see pics of Luke! See you very soon!

Smiles
Myra

Hearing with His Heart said...

I am so thrilled for you ALL! Please give Missy a huge hug for me! I miss her!I know that all will be well with Luke...what a blessed child he is and what a blessed family you will be! Too bad you cannot put "smellavision" on your blog...the smells there are something!!! Don't taste the bean cakes...the worst smell does NOT equate the best taste!!! HAHA! Love you all and keepin you prayed up!

Cynthia said...

So excited for you guys!!! Can't wait to see you with Luke!

AAAHHHH!

Praying for all of 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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