3/15/11

Well, it's about 2 hours into my flight. I have to say I'm really liking Continental. I recommend this flight out of Newark to Beijing...It's a straight through flight. I love the idea of no layovers.


As I boarded the plane and settled in my seat, I had such a wave of peace and anticipation rush over me. It's happening. Arielle is coming home. For some, 11 months waiting would seem like an eternity and there were times that it did feel that way. But when I compare it to the nightmare wait we had for Asher, not even knowing if he would come home alive, this wait was much easier.

Evan is having a hard time. He sobbed at bedtime. Broke my heart. 18 days is such a long time for a 5 year old! But I will be back! And with a sister. Asher seemed to be a bit confused. And he's coming down with a cold. I'm praying it doesn't become ugly.

I know for most, you won't read this far :) But for those of you who have, thank you so much for all your prayers. I'm soooo tired. I had no sleep last night. Even my dogs are restless. Lauren please check up on the dogs and give them some extra love if your in town. Visit your dad and brothers and brighten their day.

Ok, enough babbling. Leo is my Guide and he will meet me in Beijing. Pinch me please...is this really happening?

Btw, the flights have games and individual movies for each seat. Did I say I really like continental?! Oh and the two seats next to me are empty...wooohooo! I got the whole row:)

8:30 I watched the sun set a few hours ago and now I'm watching it rise. It's beautiful. I want so badly to take a nap or something, but that is not going to happen. 5 more hours till Beijing...



11:35 Siberia is interesting to look down at

Made it on time, 1:30ish...exhausted... Got to the hotel in Tianjin at 5. Very nice room although smells like a cigerette. Too tire to complain... Thanking Jesus for sleep!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow I meet up with Leo at Breakfast at 8:30am (that's 8:30 pm tuesday for you!) and we head to Tianjins Children Welfare...and Get LiXue! Gosh! The Lord is already there...

I'm really missing my family...

12 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

I am soooooo excited for you! I can't stand myself! My heart just might explode it is so filled with joy and excitement for you!

Nate and Brenda said...

So excited that this time is finally here!!! Praying especially for your meeting with your beautiful daughter!!

KTLgirl said...

Our prayers from Mississippi are with you. Gonna be praying hard at 8:30 tonight. WOW! Thank you Dear Lord!

Tracy said...

Ahh Tears of Joy are flowing Terry. I am so excited that you are going to meet your beautiful daughter oh so soon! I am praying for you and will be praying tonight at 8:30 for your meeting, for hers and your peace. I am praying for your husband and children now. Those chains will help and Gods hand is upon your family. Skype them often it helped my kids a ton when I was in China! Much Love to you

kayder1996 said...

I'm with Christina...so exciting. Praying for Asher and Evan too.

One Happy Momma said...

Is it 8:30 pm our time yet? Nope, darn. It's only 7 am :)

I will be counting down the hours today until then!

In the meantime saying prayers right now!

Love ya!

Cat

Rose Anne said...

Praying for your rest..Praying for your boys at home that they will usnderstand one day soon why Mommy had to go pick up sister!
Praying that everyone will stay well...
go meet your daughter!
God Bless,
Rose Anne

Blessed mom said...

Terry,

So happy you are there and were happy with your flight. Will continue to pray for you and your sweet daughter as well as your family at home. So looking forward to gotcha!!!

Blessings,
Anita in Ky

Becky said...

So happy for you! Have a wonderful time and know that I am praying for a good transition.

Sandy Porter said...

I can't believe you've almost got your girl!!!! Praying!
Love you!
Sandy

Anita said...

Terry - LOVE that hotel room there...beautiful setting to bring your daughter to for the first time. :) So glad you made it safely though a bit rough on the tummy. I understand. :( But the Lord is walking it with you and you may already be laying your hands on her for the first time as I type. LOVE YOU!

Chris said...

Boy do those seat backs look familiar. We took the same flight 6 months ago. And 5 yrs ago...