Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We're On Our Way!!!

We'll be leaving bright and early in the morning (Weds. 6/16) on a 6:00 a.m. flight for China! I'm not sure how much sleep we'll get before then, but then again, we've got lots of time to sleep on the plane, I suppose! We have to be at the airport at 3:00 a.m. After several stops, we'll finally arrive in Beijing late Thursday night 6/17)...China's time of course. That would be Thursday morning some time USA time.

It's so hard to believe that this day is finally here! I'm a big glob of emotions right now! I didn't realize I would feel all of these overwhelming thoughts and emotions. I don't even know if I could explain them all if I tried!

Please continue to remember us in your prayers, if you would....for protection, an easy transition/bonding for Luke (and all of us), for Colt here at home, for our health, peace of mind, rest.....just cover us with your prayers! We're so thankful for all the prayers and support you've already given us!

While we're gone, I will be posting here. You can scroll down and see all the posts, with the most recent post at the end, or there is an option in the top right hand corner that says most recent post. I will post as often as I can to keep you updated and share our journey with you! I hope to even be able to put a link to a video or two as well.

You can leave comments on this post and I will be able to read them through my email(I can't view my actual blog from there because blogger is blocked in China) or you can click on the send encouraging words option at the bottom of the Journey to Luke site and it will send an email directly to me. And I will be checking my email daily in China...as its my direct line of communication to my family and friends back at home! I'd love to hear from you!

Okay, I think that's it. Next time I post, it will be from China!

Thanks again for stopping by and for the prayers and for following our Journey to Luke!

We're on our way!!!!

Lots of love,
~ Tammy ~


Carmen C. said...

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers Tammy, have a safe and easy trip, now GO GET YOUR BOY:D

Kimberly said...

We're so excited for your family Tammy! God bless and come home safe with your newest addition!
Hugs, Kimberly and Julianna :)

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Wishing you safe and happy travels, Tammy. You'll be holding your Luke soon!

Robyn said...

Have a safe trip!! My thoughts are with you!

At Home With Amy said...

Amen Amen Amen! Thank you Lord. I am so happy for you Tammy. Praying for safe travel and a wonderful family uniting! Please keep us as updated as you can.
Hugs,Prayers,Blessing and well wishes to everyone!

Kountry Girl At Heart said...

I am so excited for your family! I will keep you all in my prayers for a safe and wonderful trip. Have fun with your new little boy!

Kim said...

WOOHOO!!!Praise the Lord! Very happy for you guys! Praying for a safe trip, favor in everything, and special bonding with Luke.
God Bless,
Kim in OK

Sheila said...

This is so exciting to keep up with. I will continue to lift you and your family in prayer. God Bless you all~

Tiffany said...

I got chills reading this. I am so excited for your journey, and am so anxious to read about it. Thanks for being willing to share! You will definitely be in my prayers! I am anxiously awaiting that first photo of Luke in your arms!!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Godspeed and my prayers are with you!!!

Shelley said...

I have tears of happiness for your family Tammy!! So happy this day has arrived and will be praying for you all to have safe and easy travels.
Big hugs!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Yahoo! May God bless you!

Sandy said...

Here is wishing a safe trip there and back :) Your finally going to bring home your little boy. Have fun, stay safe and looking forward to hearing from you :)

Julie said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU--God bless you and your family. Julie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

We are so excited for you and praising God for this. We'll be praying!

Blessed Beyond said...

Praying for all of you!!!! So excited and happy for yall! Stay safe! Can't wait to hear yall are have made it it safely and then to hear you have your precious little son in your arms!!!
Hugs and Blessings,

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you Tammy! I know you and your family have been waiting for this day. My thoughts are with you all for a safe and wonderful trip! Hugs to you, Jax

Nicole said...

I am so excited for you!!!!! Praying safe travels and a easy transition for sweet Luke!

Anonymous said...

May every day be Holy Spirit filled and your entire journey be centered and focused on just how far our Lord has brought this precious boy to meet his precious family. God is so good, and I am so happy that you all are on your way!!! wooohhoooooo!

Tammy Brenn

terrypi said...

Oh, Tammy. I am so excited for you and your family. Hope you have a safe trip. Luke is such a lucky little guy getting such a great family. I can't wait to see pictures of all of you together.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Awesome! Awesome!! Awesome!!! I am so excited. Of course, many many many prayers for all of you!! oxoxoxoxo

Wolfie said...

I am so very excited for you all.

Can't wait to hear updates.

Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.



Dan said...


I am so excited for you all, and I will be praying that you have a safe trip. I can not wait to hear all about your trip and see new pictures of Luke!

Take Care!


Sandy said...

I am so excited for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Have a safe tripA

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Tammy, I am so very happy for all of you! Luke is one blessed child!


Farmchick said...

How exciting for your family....thoughts and prayers to you all. How wonderful--you will soon be cuddling your sweet boy. :)

The Greig Family said...

I can't believe you are on your way! It's been such a long journey. I could just cry a river of happy tears for you. :) I will pray for safe travels and for the transition to be smooth for everyone. We are all on pins and needles waiting to read about your trip!!!


arkie said...

Praying that when you meet Luke, God will be with you and it will be a sweet memory for you all!

Lynn said...

Tammy, You all are in my thoughts and prayers... I am sooo excited for you and your family!

God Bless!! Have a safe trip!


Sharing Life and Love said...

Oh wow---just saw your travel blog and Luke is precious! So glad he woke up smiling and playful. You all look so relaxed and well rested.

Enjoy each moment.

Barbara said...

Tammy, so many good things ahead for you all. May your journey be safe and filled with happiness. Looking forward to pics. Blessings from Cabin In The Woods in NC

terrypi said...

I fell asleep last night thinking about your family. How lucky Luke is that you found him. I am enjoying your pictures of Luke and Joy so much. I think they found a friend in each other. I feel like a friend to you, because you are sharing so much with everyone. You are such a great family. I look forward to many years of pictures of your family.

Tiffany said...

I could not figure out how to comment on your other site, but I have been following your journey!! I am so excited for you and praying that you are not getting sick. Luke is such a sweet boy! I love his cheeks. You all look so happy. Cherish these first moments. I cannot wait to read more! Come home safely.

Leslie said...

I haven't been around blog land for quite awhile but I was thinking about you today and wondering if Luke was with you yet. I have somewhat of an answer and I'm so excited for you! Now I'm off to read where you said you would be posting while you're away...I bet you can't wait to get home!


Lynn said...

What a wonderful journey Tammy! The pictures you've shared are awesome! You and your family will be home soon! Luke looks very happy being with his Mom, Dad and Sister now! Mom, Dad, and Sister look so very happy being with Luke too! I'm so happy for you all!! Such a loving family you all are! I've got you all in my prayers for a safe trip home! Take care now and can't wait till you're back!

Love & Blessings,

Kim said...

I have just caught up with your post from your journey in getting Luke home, what a beautiful adition to your family. He is so cute. What joy you guys must feel.
Very happy for you!
May God bless you guys,
Kim in OK

Laura said...

Hi Tammy! I'm sooo happy to read you all are back home again!!!
You are very very lucky: your family is great and is blessed with love!!
All of you are always in my prayers and I cannot wait to see any new post you will write on your Blog!
A big kiss to all of you!!!