Join our family as we journey to bring our baby home.
Home Sweet Home
After a total of 18 hours on 3 different planes, we are home. Libby did well on the 2 shorter flights and just ok on the long flight. It is hard to get comfy and sleep on plane seats and she fell off once which made her very leary of falling asleep again. We spent some time in the bathroom while she screamed herself to sleep, so we didn't bother other passengers. We also took turns sleeping on the floor so we would be more aware when she was rolling around during her sleep. We made it and I am happy to say when we got home, she also slept for 6 hours!! We are hoping the transition to the time change is a smooth one for all of us. We are so blessed and grateful to be home. Libby LOVES her brothers. She is doing better about not needing me to hold her as much, but only if she is on the floor playing. She is not ready to let me leave the room or let anyone else hold her. It will take some time, and I am amazed at how well she is doing overall. We welcome visitors, but you may want to call first as naps could be happening at any moment for any of us!!! Thank you again for your prayers. We serve an amazing God.
Ready to come home
We have had an amazing stay in China and have loved every minute of it, but we are very ready to come home. After a gliche in the system at the American Consulate yesterday, we have been cleared to leave and we have Libby's Visa. It is 7:00pm US EST time. The trip home involves 3 plane rides and a total of 24 hours so we need your prayers. We board a plane in Guangzhou at 11:55pm your time and take a 3 hour flight to Beijing. We have a 3 hour lay over in Beijing and get on a flight at 6:30am your time for a 13 1/2 hour flight to Washington DC. We then have a 2 hour lay over and board a plane at 9:30pm for our final 2 hour flight. Please pray for smooth plane rides, our health and safety and for Libby as it will be a long day and will be the start of adjusting to the time change for all of us. Thank you for your prayers and we thank God for His hand upon everything.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Well, it's finally here. As I typed those words, tears came to my eyes, which is not surprising to everyone who knows me!!! We are sitting in Washington DC, waiting for our direct flight to Beijing, and we got the neatest surprise. Our flight is the inagural flight of United from DC to Beijing. It is really a big deal. We had no idea until someone on our connecting flight from Atlanta told us. There are tons of reporters, decorations, catered food, and the mayor is coming to give a speech. Maybe the food will be extra special!!! It was really a neat surprise, and we have already taken several pictures for Libby's scrapbook. There are actually a few people getting on the plane, flying to Beijing for the inagural flight, and then coming straight back for the inagural flight back. That sounds crazy to me. There is a lady near me talking to reporters who just flew in from Australia just for this flight, because "inagural flights are so fun". I thought going to get Libby was enough excitement for one trip, and now this!!! Thanks to everyone for keeping up with our journey, and our next post will be from China. We love you.
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