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

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today is the day

We are up and showering for the airport...could have slept longer but somehow today didn't need the alarm!  We love you all and will get her picture up as soon as we can!!

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Debbie R said...

I am following your travels and keep watching for updates You are in my prayers. I am eagerly waiting to see pics of Shelby with her mommy and grandma :)

Amy said...

Bless you, Jenny.....your life is about to make a radical change....for the good! Welcome, fellow adoptive mother. It's been a long wait, but God is rejoicing as you meet your daughter.
You have put sunshine in my day, dear. I am thinking back to meeting you to do your interview and homestudy, what a Loooonnnnngggg trip this has been....you are in my prayers and thoughts!
I love you!
(your original social worker! :)

Day School Diva said...

Jenny, what a joy to get home from vacation today and read the happy news that you will SOON hold Shelby in your arms! We are so happy for you -- and can't wait to see pics of you and your baby daughter!
the dillard people
(debbie, ken, trent, rachel & cat)

Sheri said...

I can not wait for this day to be over so that I can finally see Shelby. Jenny...you deserve all the happiness in the world!!
Hurry and show us the wonderful pictures!!

Love you,

Producer J. said...

So excited for you Jenny -- and so proud too! Your Great Wall pictures are AMAZING and you worked so hard to be able to make that trek. Funny how God's timeline suddenly just makes perfect sense once you finally hold your daughter in your arms.

Like everyone, I can't wait to see pictures!!!

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")