Thursday, June 3, 2010

We're Going to China!

Hello everyone! I've been waiting, it seems like forever, to post that title! :)

Our TA arrived at our agency yesterday and it's already arrived here at our home this morning via the Fed-Ex guy!



We have already got a confirmed consulate appointment as well. I woke up this morning to find an email in my inbox from our coordinator telling me that we were confirmed for the CA on Wednesday, June 30th for Guangzhou, China. We have to be in Hohhot, China on Sunday, June 20th (Father's Day), which is where we will meet Luke for our Forever Family Day. We will meet him either that day or the following day.

SO....this means we will be leaving here around June 16th or June 17th headed to Beijing first, most likely, for some unwinding and sightseeing! Those plans are all still in the works as we are checking out flights today and making travel arrangements. And oh my goodness, how expensive the flights are right now! Let's just say, we're WAY over budget! But God will take care of that too....He's taken care of everything else!

Thank you to everyone that prayed us through this process! We really appreciate you! Please continue to remember us for a safe journey there and back and for Luke's transition to us, that it would be an easy one and that we all bond quickly and naturally! And remember my Colt here at home. I will miss him terribly. The only thing that would make it more perfect for me was if he could be there with us too! He will be taking us to the airport and picking us up though! And remember the sweet foster family that loved Luke first and has taken such good care of him these past 2 years!

Okay, I'll keep you posted on the developments, but I just had to share this good news with you today (right away)!

God is good (all the time)!! :)

64 comments:

Carmen C. said...

WOOO-HOOOOOO!!!! I cried as I read the title of the post Tammy, I'm SO happy for you and your family!!!! Will pray for a safe trip and can't wait to hear you have Luke *home*!!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful news ((HUGS))

lisa said...

Tammy!! Oh goodness I screeched when I read your going to China...I am soooo very happy for you and your family and what a Father's Day it will be..I will be praying for safe travels..It has been a beautiful journey to read through all this..Lisa

Sharing Life and Love said...

Perfect! I remember at the beginning of this process---you hoped you would travel in June! And look how that worked out!

Such an exciting time---enjoy it all!

XO

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

What fantastic, exciting, and heartwarming news, Tammy!!! Wishing you all the best and keeping you all in my prayers...

Dan said...

Tammy~

I have tears in my eyes as I type this message to you! I am so happy for you and your entire family. What a Father's Day present.

I will be praying that you have a safe journey there and back and that Luke's transition is a smooth one.

I can not wait to see a picture of you holding that precious little boy!

I am so happy for you!

Love~
~Dan~

Tiffany said...

Oh I screamed out loud when I read this!!!! Amazing! I will be praying so hard. Oh, I cannot wait to read all about Luke in your family! Praise God!!! It's happening Tammy - how exciting!

Wendi said...

Yea! I am glad that you get to go to Beijing. It was nice to get adjusted and our time sight seeing was fantastic! Wishing you a wonderful trip!

At Home With Amy said...

Thank you Lord for another answered prayer! I am so thrilled for you Tammy. Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us.
Blessings,
AMY

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

My smile is big and I am beaming though my tears. The very best days are ahead but within reach. Having Joy with you will make the transition easier. God has shined upon your house today! What a perfect Father's Day for Jason! I am so happy for you all--I can't express how happy I am!
Love to you all,
★ Linda ★

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

WOOHOO!!! I am sooooo happy and excited for you all!! Tammy your right GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!! And HE will provide for all your finances!! Oh my friend I am so glad you have shared all of this journey with us!! God bless and have fun planning!!!:0)
P.S. I love the bird house your daddy made for you as well!!:0)

Marla and S.J. said...

Hooorraaay! We will see you in GZ!

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! This just made my day, girl!!!
This is the best post I think I've ever read!! ...and btw-I've read A LOT! hehe ;)
I am so happy for you guys...Luke is gonna be so HAPPY TO SEE YOU!

I will indeed continue to keep you ALL in my prayers...yes...GOD IS GOOD-ALL THE TIME!!!!!

Happy (((HUGS))) to you all :)

WHOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh my gosh!! congratulations on this..I know it seemed like forever but it sounds like you are right on schedule and its only a short time now till you see Luke..:) you will be in my prayers.:)

Mrs. U said...

Hi there!!!
I was out blog hopping and found you!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I am SOOOOO very happy for your family!!! YAY!! YAY!! YAY!!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Around the World to Harper said...

Congratulations! So happy you'll be hugging your son very soon!
Can't wait to follow your journey.

Tami said...

Wooohooo....Praise the Lord!! I am so happy for you! Looking forward to hearing all about it!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I will keep you all in my prayers. May God hold y'all close on the fight over and and keep you safe till you return home with your new baby.
Molly

denise said...

congrats!!! and good luck! have a safe trip.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

YYYYEEESSSS! HUgs, blessingd! (can you see me high fivin you? and can you hear me shouting wahoo ?
HOw awesome!!!!!!
Enjoy!
Mercy

Nancy M. said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations! Only a few more weeks till y'all meet that sweet little boy! I pray for safe travels and an easy transition for Luke!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

God is good, ALL THE TIME!!! What a fantastic Father's day for your husband. I can't wait to see Luke with your family and all of the fun you will have together.

Blessings, Maxine

Twin Creek Primitives said...

Tammy! That is SOOOO wonderful! I am so happy for you and your family! Let me tell you..... Luke is one lucky little boy to be so wanted and so loved! You have a BEAUTIFUL family and they are so lucky to have such a great mom!
Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us! God Bless...

Elle Bee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! HOW EXCITING!! I'm so happy for your family Tammy!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Great News! I'm so excited for you I can hardly stand it. It will be here before you know it!

Trials and Tribulations said...

Yipeeeeeee... I'm sooooo excited!!

Can't wait to see and hear all about it.

Soon you will have your son, Luke, with you.

WOLFIE

basketsnprims said...

Tammy,
I am just thrilled beyond words for your family and will keep you all in my prayers.
hugs,
Pam

theolde stone house said...

Woo Hoo I too am crying for you all as I type this. I can't imagine how you must feel. What an awesome testimony. Hugs to yo and your family. I will continue to pray for you all to bond immediately.

God is in control.
Blessings,
Rhonda

Dawn said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Have a safe trip and we can't wait to see pictures! Thinking of you!!!!!!!!!

Shelley said...

I am so happy for you!!! I'm so glad the day has finally arrived and that you will be able to get your sweet little Luke to bring home! He's so gorgeous in those photos - I know he's going to bring a lot of smiles to your family!! Safe travels to your family and god bless all of you!!!
Big Hugs,
Shelley

JeanM said...

How totally awesome!!!! I have been watching this unfold and am so excited for you.

adsgram said...

Tammy...my PC has been out of commission for the past 3 days. I just got on tonight and came to catch up on some blogs...SO very happy for you. What a wonderful
Father's Day for your hubby, and just a wonderful day for everyone else. I will keep that dear 'foster family' in my prayers as well. God bless them for all they do!

Congratulations and safe flights to you all!

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

arkie said...

How happy I am for your family! God is so Good! May the days go happily and swiftly by!

Susannah said...

The time has come! I wish you all the best. God will take care of you, your family and little Luke. How excited you must be. I will continue to pray often.

Friends,
Susannah

Audrey said...

My heart is so full with this news!! God is good. I will continue to keep EVERYONE in my prayers. Big hugs to you and your family.
xoxox

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mom,

I am SOOOO EXCITED!!! I can't wait. Just a little bit longer... I love you!

Love,
Joy

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Tammy... Congratulations! I am so happy for yor family. Hope everything goes well in China.

La Dolce Vita said...

Awesome news! So very happy for you. You may meet my friend, Pam:
http://askews7.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Congratulations!!! I've seen you post on my friends Jan and Kim's blogs so I pop in over here every now and then to see how things are progressing. So happy to see that you have your TA and CA!!!
We have friends who adopted their daughter in Hohhot. Their daughter was waiting in the lobby with her ayi when they arrived. Be prepared...just in case!!
Looking forward to following along!
Blessings....
Sharon
www.ourfamilyourstory.com

Annie said...

Oh Tammy!!! I am so very happy for you!!! Yayayayayayay!!!! I just cannot wait to see sweet Luke in his Momma's arms!!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

TAMMY! YIPEEEE! I think we have all been watching your post titles....hoping for this good news! I'm so happy for you. HOpe you can post about all of it soon. I know China is a little tougher on internet but I know you will post as soon as you can. I will be praying for you. I'm so so so happy for you sweet one!
Blessings,
Debbie

Jan said...

YIPPEEEE!!!!! We are sooo excited for you!!! Wonderful, wonderful news!!! All of our happiest thoughts, best wishes and prayers are coming your way!!!!
Love and ((Hugs)),
Jan, John & Jillian Rose

Sandy said...

YAHOO!!!
That is such great news :)
I can't wait to hear more...this will be the best Father's Day ever. You guys will never forget this year.

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

O Tammy I read the title and chills went thru me and I am shedding tears of joy for you. I am sure you have so many emotions going on right now. I will pray for a safe trip and can't wait to read the post title when he gets "home". TFS this wonderful news :D

AG'smoma said...

Great news!!! Can't wait to see you holding him! Have a wonderful and safe trip!!

Folk Art From The Harbor said...

What a Blessing! I am so happy for you and your family. I dont always have time to post but I have been following your updates and progress. This is wonderful and you have been so right on the time line all along! I cant wait to see pictures of you holding your new baby Luke =) Hugs BeCca

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Awesome! I know you are soooo excited! My and family and I will be praying for you all for travel and a good bonding. OMG, I am so excited for you all!! Hugs and kisses for all!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

YEAHHHHH....blessed are those who wait and you certainly have waited and are truely blessed.
Luke is an angel and you certainly deserve him.
Safe journey Tammy.
Be waiting for your return as a complete family.

Hugs, Karen

Madeleine said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!

Thank God!! What a feeling!!

Rejoicing with you.

Mandie said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family. What a great day the 20th will be!

In His service, Anne said...

Tammy,
I have goose bumbs from hearing your news!! Amen Praise the Lord!!! How happy for you! I bet you are on cloud 9. And Joy is bouncing of the walls!! Congrats my friend. Praying for a safe journey and return.

the primitive country bug said...

Oh my goodness, Tammy, I'm so happy for you!! I read this with tears in my eyes just imagining how hard it must be to wait so long to meet someone you love so dearly already. I will most definitely be keeping you, Luke and all your family in my prayers as well as his foster family. He is such a blessed little boy!
Hugs to you~ Birgit

The Payne Family Blog said...

YEAH!!!! I am soooooo excited for you!!! COngratulations!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm very excited for you!!!!!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

YIIPPPEEEEE!!!!!!

Sheila said...

Tammy, I just wanted to let you know how happy I am for you and your family! I'm not a regular follower but do check in from time to time to keep updated on the progress of bringing Luke home! I have thought of you folks often and keep you in my prayers while being updated on this most wonderful event. May God continue to bless you all and keep you safe~
Blessings,
Sheila @
Seasons of Thy Heart blogspot

Amy said...

Yeah!!! I have to go check out your timeline now that I am right behind you. Can't wait to see you holding your precious Luke.
Blessings,
Amy

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I'm crying with happiness!!! And to get to meet him on Father's Day-- we know "who" arranged that!!! I'll be praying for traveling mercies and for the time to pass QUICKLY until you have Luke in your arms!!

Laura said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!!
What a great news!!!! I've been absent from the Net due to PC-problems and finally today I'm back and find this great news on Blogland!!!
Tammy, I'm sooo HAPPY for you!!
May God keep you all safe!!
WOW! WOW! WOW!! Tammy!! What a great news!!
Laura

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Tammy, I haven't been on here in awhile, but have kept your family in my prayers. I was so happy to see this post! I imagine you all are elated!
My prayers will continue. Luke is going to love his new family. :)
Godspeed!

Blessed Beyond said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a blessing for your family! I am so happy and proud for yall!!! This is trully an answer to many prayers! I can't wait to yall to get there and meet Little Luke!! Hugs and Love!

Karen Sue said...

It's just been 9 years from now that we were traveling in Russia, adopting our son. The excitement was only exceeded by my stress and worrying that I would be missing some paper here or there. Wish I'd just relaxed more and enjoyed it a bit more. Have a great time with 'labor and delivery'!!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, what wonderful news. We'll continue to pray. I can't wait to see that Forever Family photo!
Blessings,
Marcia

The Griffin Family said...

Yay!!!!!! So excited for you!!!!

sanjeet said...

you hoped you would travel in June! And look how that worked out!
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