Coming Home!

Our journey in China is about to come to an end.  While we anxiously await to be back home, we also know that this is another milestone in our journey with Lily.  A piece of our hearts will always remain here.  We look forward to returning one day with Lily and Spencer and sharing this part of her story with both of them.  

We are all packed and ready for an early departure tomorrow morning (5:45 am).  We have about a 30 hour day ahead of us.  We appreciate your prayers as we travel... for safety, for our strength (mom and dad are exhausted) and for Lily to do well.  We arrive in Nashville at 10:30 pm and look forward to seeing all of our family and friends. 

Tonight was a "wish I had my camera" moment because we were getting Lily ready for bed and she was giving Michael the biggest hugs and grinning from ear to ear!  What a sweet way to end our trip together knowing that her trust in her Dad is growing. 

We will share more about our reflections and experiences once we return home and I have some time to process everything.  Thank you all for walking with us on this journey to get our sweet daughter.  She makes us laugh everyday and we are so grateful that God has entrusted us with her.  

Wakedog...we will be thinking about you tomorrow night at the talent show.  So sorry we will miss it but we know you will be awesome!!!  Can't wait for you to be the first one to see your sister when we arrive tomorrow night.  She has no idea what a blessing she has in having YOU as her big brother. 

Wo ai ni!


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear about the hugs and kisses for Michael. We have been praying hard for that bond and it sounds like it is coming at long last.

Have a safe trip home and we will see you when you get off the plane.

Love, Mom

Unknown said...

One journey ends and another begins. And so it will be for years to come! Praying for you as you return home.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Katie said...

Do you live in the Nashville area? If so she will not be the only one from Henan in the area! Would love to meet up someday when you get over your jetlag :)

ashley said...

I have enjoyed following your journey to your daughter. She is precious and you have a lovely family. I so understand these exciting times, as we returned home from Henan with our daughter (Lily!) last November.

May you have many blessings in the days ahead!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for safe travels tomorrow!! So inspired by your journey. Can't wait to meet Ms. Lily soon.
Nancy, Hagan and Nelson

joshntiff said...

So happy to hear news of the journey Michael. I'm guessing you're home by now. Look forward to seeing you soon.

-Joshua Fykes

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