Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In Detroit

Well, we have finally began the last leg of our journey to bring our boys home. we are sitting in the Detroit Airport waiting for our flight (we have a 7 hour layover). Matt and I went to bed last night at 3:45 a.m. and had to get up at 5. So, we are literally running on adrenaline at this point.

From here we fly 13 hours to Narito, Japan and will have a 3 hour layover. Then, we finally board our last plane to Beijing (which is 4 hours). We don't arrive in Beijing until 10:30 p.m. on Thursday and will not arrive at New Day until closer to 1 in the morning. Hopefully we will be able to sleep on the plane.

Thank you again to those of you who have helped to get us to this point. We are so excited and cannot wait to meet our boys. Please continue to pray not only for us, but that both Drew and Jaxon are prepared for numerous changes they are about to endure.

Next post will be from Beijing!!!!!


Tara Anderson said...!!!! I can't believe you are so close!!! This is so exciting!!! You are finally getting your boys!!! Can't wait to see the next post from Beijing! Praise the Lord!!!

Jacob's Dogs said...

I just saw your blog posting on RQ - good luck! We adopted our son in 2007 and he was at New Day, it's a great place. I read your story of how you knew Drew was your son, and that is what our journey to our Jacob was like. Have peace (and try to get some sleep on all of those flights!)
Elizabeth Witmer

Chris said...

This is so great...
I think you got my adrenaline pumping!!! lol

Covering y'all in prayer!!

Valerie and Jeff said...

I know you said that you would be traveling this week ... but I've been so busy that it has flown by! And now I can't believe you are actually on a plane (or at least at the airport waiting for that plane!) I am SO excited for you guys and your family! WOW! We send our prayers for a very fun and positive trip. And we can't wait to read about your first days as a family and also when you return home and meld together through the in's and out's of being a family growing toward God. Sending a BIG hug and many prayers.

Anonymous said...

Matt and Mandi,
I am so excited to see that you are on your way. It's hard to believe that those two boys are going to finally be in your arms in just a few days! Yeah! We can't wait to read about all your adventures while you are gone.

Lori said...

I'm soooo excited for you guys!! I will pray that you sleep really well on your flight!

Kel said...

Wishing you and your family all the love and luck in the world!

TanyaLea said...

Oh've been on my thoughts a lot since I got your email... I pray that all the final details worked out and fell into place. We will definitely be praying!

Happy Travels and God bless! <><

living4him5 said...

SO ExCITED!!! Lifting you in prayers!!

Much love,

Mike and Barb said...

Looking forward to following your journey to your boys!!
Wishing you much strength, love, and patience.

Anonymous said...

mandi, mandi, mandi!!!!! whooohooo

wow, can it be that you are traveling and REALLY doing this?!?


i'm so happy for you! will be praying for you and cant wait to meet the boys when you get, i just cant wait!!!!

thanks so much for blogging about it all, i will relive our time in china thru you! yippeee!

love and hugs,

Sherri said...

I am praying for you guys! Have a great trip!

Sandy said...

YEAH!!!Are you going to do posting with info. and pictures when you are in China? Amy and CJ did when they went to get Linzhi. Amy and CJ are my cousins. It was thru them that I found your site.
God is Faithful, isn't He?

Lisa said...

Praying for safe travel and sleep! I can't wait see you holding your boys...soon!