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.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thank God we are home!!!

We are home! Praise God we are home!  The trip was totally insane (starting with Luke's name being wrong on his airline ticket and thinking we wouldn't get him out of China (we were told we wouldn't) and then our flight having mechanical problems and being cancelled and it being the Chinese New Year and all flights full. God blessed us and helped us to get home but it was the most insane flights ever and so long we thought we wouldn't make it.  We traveled from Friday morning China time (Thursday night here) until Monday morning China time (Sunday night here) to get home and trust me we are dying. Luke was great but didn't sleep for a second on any of our 3 flights we had home, he did catch an hour during our 6 hour layover in Seattle Washington but that was all. He is still on China time and was awake most of the night last night (until 5am) so we are dying here. He slept from 6pm until midnight then 5am to 7 am and that was all we got. Tom and I both got about an hour last night and about -4 maybe 5 hours of sleep since Friday in China. We promise to write a nice long blog out our journey in detail and our arrival home but we are just about not functioning.  Thank you all for your great thoughts and prayers on our journey and we promise to keep the blog going and keep you all updated as your journey continues!  Will blog more later when I have 1 functioning brain cell!!!

                                                                    Heading out!
                                             Luke pretending he is working for the hotel
            I am leaving the land of President Hu and heading to the land of President Obama right?
                       Me and my little man just chillin on the plane to Beijing
 Tom and Luke trying hard to sleep on the flight to Seattle but it didnt work for more then 5 minutes.. :(
        His sleep in Seattle waiting for our 3rd flight to get us home and a crazy trip home it was
 Meeting his new dog and thinking he is pretty cool after initially being a little afraid but not too bad.
                        The cool cake our family had waiting for Luke when we got home!
        Our new family minus Aaron, he will be home this weekend cant wait to get the gang all together

                 Hey my house is all decorated saying Welcome home Luke!!!
 I am loving this house (he thought we lived in a hotel as he has never seen a house before!)

     Luke and his sister, Paige (they spent hours playing the morning after we got home!)
                                Luke and Tommy and Paige definitely hit it off!
          Paige showing Luke how to play a video game, he is now addicted hahah
            Giving Paige a hug after giving her the pretty dress, she loves it!
                                         Tommy and Luke.. Pals already!
                           Her traditional Chinese dress, it sure looks pretty on her
                 Luke playing with his new friend, Chase (our 135 lb King German Shepard)
                                             I LOVE PLAYING IN MY YARD!!!!!
            Throwing snowballs to his new friend Chase
                                                Yahooo I am loving this!!!! Super Luke!!!!!!


China Dreams said...

This is wonderful! So glad his homecoming was a happy one and that he is loving his siblings and dog already. Welcome back.


Kendra said...

I simply couldn't stop crying after looking at all the pics so glad everyone is home safe!! Our god is soo good. Praying everyone can get some sleep soon.

Anonymous said...

What a travel nightmare! So glad you are home. Praying you all get swapped over to U.S. time and get over jet lag very quickly! SWEET DREAMS!

Darlene said...

You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all these great photos even though you are exhausted! Can't wait to hear more about the rest of your trip. Welcome home!

Myra said...

I've been waiting to hear you made it...praying it wasn't tooo awful..hhmmmm, not so sure! The best part is it's OVER! Congrats on being home! Sorry about all the crazy's! Miss you guys! Give Luke a big hug for us! He look so happy!!!! :)



ps - so how disappointed was he Obama wasn't at the airport??hahaha

Aus said...

Well welcome home!! Why is it that every trip home has all these 'issues' - someday maybe i'll write a book!

Regardless - you're there - all in one piece - and that is all that matters! We remember oh so well the difficulty in changing back to US time - on our last trip it took us a couple weeks to make that adjustment - but it was time well spent!

Great joy for you guys - thank you soooo much for sharing your journey - and now your adventure really begins!

hugs - prayers -

aus and co.

Jo said...

What happy pictures! Welcome home!We look forward to watching Luke grow now that he has the love of a family.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh wow! What a journey home! I had no idea. I am so glad you are all safe and home and am praying for you to heal quickly friend.
Welcome HOME Luke!
The pics of him home with his family just brings a smile to my heart.
and they lived happily ever after....
God bless you sweet family.

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!


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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