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.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tonight we head out!!! China here we come!

Today we are in New Jersey.. Tonight we drive to New York to get a hotel and tomorrow we will fly out of JFK to head to Chicago and then we fly out of Chicago to Beijing and hit Beijing at 11:30pm Saturday China time. We get a hotel and then wake up the next morning to fly to Jinan to get to our sons Province!


So we will soon be found here:


I cant believe we are going to be in China and on Monday we will get our son! It seems so surreal right now! We are all packed (that took quite awhile but we had some expert help! :)    We are doing last minute things today and left a million notes, called all the schools, doctors etc... I believe we are prepared (as prepared as we can be!)... Our kids are beyond excited! We are beyond excited!!!! Thank you Lord for paving the way. We KNOW many of you have been praying for us for this journey and we truly want to let you know we FEEL the prayer and we are truly blessed! Please pray for my children here (all 3 of them) and for my in-laws who will be taking care of Tommy and Paige for the next 17 days! We are grateful for all of the love and support we have received and we promise to try and blog, add pictures as often as we can. I believe I should be able to blog from China with the software I loaded!  We send love to all of you and ask for continued prayers please! OK... HERE WE GOOOOO!!!!!   China here we come! LUKE .. WE ARE SO CLOSE WE CANT WAIT TO SHOW YOU OUR LOVE!! PRAY FOR PEACE FOR OUR SON AS HE HAS A LOT TO DEAL WITH AND A LOT OF ADJUSTMENT AND CHANGES!!!!!
CHIIINNNNNNAAAAAA!!!!!!!

our plan while we are there!


Following is the schedule for Family:


Jan.16: Arrive in Jinan on flight___ guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to Crown Plaza Hotel Jinan.
Jan.17: Go to the orphanage to meet the child and sign the adoption agreement. (LUKE is officially our son on this day!)
Jan.18: Go to the Civil Affairs for adoption registration, notarization and child’s
       passport.
Jan.19: Guide will go with the family to the local department store to buy some daily necessities for the child.
Jan.20: Visit Baotu Spouting Spring.
Jan.21: Pick up passport. Jinan to Guangzhou on Flight____, transfer to Victory Hotel.
Jan.22: Take visa photo for the child first, then do medical and TB test for the child.
Jan.23: Visit the Safari park.
Jan.24: Pick up TB test result.
Jan.25: Visit the Six Banyan Temple.
Jan.26: 09:30am visa appointment at the Consulate, Oath-taking ceremony.
Jan.27: Rest on this day.
Jan.28: Pick up the visa in the afternoon.
 Jan.29: Leave Guangzhou for Beijing on flight __, transfer to airport. Family will stay overnight in Beijing,
Jan.30: Family leave Beijing for home(When we land in Chicago Luke is Officially an American Citizen!!!



This is the last few days he will have to hold a picture of his mommy and daddy, from now on he can HOLD his mommy and daddy!!!!!! 

6 comments:

Aus said...

One last thing - call your credit card companies and let them know you're going - they might get anxious about charges from China!! Seriously - it's a good thing to do!!

Fair winds and following seas on your travels - looking forward to following your journey!

hugs - aus and co.

Darlene said...

Your family is in my prayers. We are traveling in about 2 months for our older child who is also deaf. Although this is our second adoption from China, given our child's age and circumstance, this trip will be very different than the last. I look forward to learning through your trip. Have a wonderful time!!!

Kendra said...

Tracy have a blessed time, breath have peace and just enjoy yourself! God has an amazing trip planed for you. Travels and all WILL be fine in the name of JESUS. Enjoy your time with your hubby and luke before you returin home. I love you and am praying daily <3

A Brothers said...

Cannot wait to see you all together finally! God has prepared you for the journey ahead and is with you all the way! Praying for each of you!!!
Blessings,
Joy

FINKS said...

WOW.... We are so excited for you guys... We are praying for God's hand to lead and guide your path and everything will go smoothly. This is exciting. Looking forward to following the journey to China and back. Praying w/out ceasing. Love, Gary and Lisa Fink, NC

Jewels of My Heart said...

I am so happy I could cry....
Thank You Jesus!
Will keep praying for you and all 3 of your babies!
Safe journey
Love,
Daleea

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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