Welcome to our blog...we hope to be pros at this in time to go to China so we can keep connected on the trip of a lifetime. Please see the end entry if you haven't been thanked for all the support over the last few years. Jenny

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Last post from China!!!!

Well it's official...we have her passport with visa for entry into the USA!!!  It was a simple procedure.  We all were pretty emotional after the oath (not that it was that sentimental) because of the reality that these kiddos are ours and we can take them home!  We had to say farewell to one of our families last night and another tonight.  As much as I want to get home I'm really going to miss this travel group.  I'm lucky to have one family that lives in Franklin and we can't wait to get together back home.  Shelby is asleep (no nap today and she was up at 6:45am).  She got a 15 minute cat nap on the bus...maybe this will be a blessing since I have to get her up at about 5:15am...don't want to think about my rise and shine time.  Before I sign off I want to give a big thank you to Amber for letting me bring her laptop...if not for her I wouldn't have been able to share this journey with all of you so all together now let me hear you---THANK YOU AMBER!!!!  For those of you still thinking about the airport remember the flight is Continental 2747 out of Newark and arriving in Nashville at 10:28pm on Friday July 24th (Continental's # is 1-800-523-3273 if you want to double check the flight status)...one more sleep until we head home! 

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1 comment:

Producer J. said...

Thank you Amber! Our whole church has been following Jenny's journey through this blog -- bless you for lending that laptop!

Still waiting for Shelby...

Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")