Thursday, April 15, 2010

T - 4 Hours!

Well after 30+ hours of traveling and over a year of hoping, praying, and paper chasing, we Finally arrived at New Day around 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning (their time, Thursday afternoon ours).

The plane rides were long but uneventful. Luckily we were able to sleep here and there on the planes which has helped. Blake did GREAT and is so excited to finally be here. As we were getting ready to land in Beijing, Blake asked (jokingly) if he could yell out "touch down" once we finally hit the found. Obviously I told him "NO," but how funny would that have been.

We were greeted at the airport by Pete who is an employee of New Day. Pete, his wife, and their 5 kids moved to China last summer. How cool is that? Anyway, the ride from the airport to New Day was a little less than an hour and since it was so late we didn't encounter any traffic issues.

We are staying at the New Day Guesthouse and it is fantastic. Since we arrived late last night we didn't see anything so we are anxious to check things out today.

Unfortunatley I have no pictures for this post, but I can guarantee there will be plenty of pictures with the next post. We officially meet Drew in a little over 3 hours!!!!! We are excited, anxious, nervous, etc.

After a year climbing mountains, jumping hurdles, and busting through roadblocks, we are finally here and ready to meet our new son. Once again, THANK YOU to everyone. We could not have made it this far without your thoughts, your prayers, and your support. But, most importantly, we could not have made it this far without faith. Adoption is such a God thing, and He has been with us every step of the way. He has been there to reassure us, push us forward, and to remind us that we are on His path.

21 comments:

Alyson said...

I'm so excited for you!! Hours away now! Can't wait for pictures! You (and ALL of your family) are in my prayers!

Jo said...

Looking forward to the news and the pictures! It was so neat to be able to tell my girls that the family they donated to was on their way to China yesterday!

Brendan and Melissa said...

I'm so glad you've made it there safely! Hooray! Been thinking about you all day yesterday and today! I am SO excited! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! We are so excited to hear that you made it safely and are so close to Drew. I know there is the time difference but I have been checking you blog all day for an update! I can't wait to see the pictures!
Kelli

Tara Anderson said...

So exciting!!! I'm glad you made it there safely! Can't wait for all the pictures of your boys! :)

Cari said...

yay!! i can't wait to see the next post! i feel for ya with the long flights...ugh!...just came from there last month with our little girl as you know.

Learning Together at Home said...

How wonderful! I will be praying over the next few hours as you get ready to meet each other. What an amazing day today will be!

amy said...

I cant wait for you guys...how exciting! Hurry up and post so I can get some sleep :-) Glad you are safe and all is going well!

living4him5 said...

So very excited for you!!!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Much love,
Amy

Adeye said...

So excited for you, friend. Post pics SOOOOONNNNNNN :)

Tami said...

So happy you are FINALLY there!

Enjoy!
T

Melanie said...

I keep anxiously checking your blog for a Gotcha update! I can't wait. Gives me chills to think Drew is with you right now.

Love and Prayers,
Melanie

Anonymous said...

faith, prayer, hope and complete JOY....amazing!

i cant wait to see these pictures...cant wait to meet that sweet boy, and i cant wait to see what God is still doing and going to do!

what a journey, BUT more, what a GOD we have to serve and love!

He is so good to US!

love ya,
marna

Sandy said...

Excited to hear about the first part of the journey....Praying for you and the boys. Looking forward to pictures and stories to go with them.
God is So Faithful!

Lydia said...

Good morning! I can't wait to hear about Drew!!!

Lisa said...

So exciting to realize that you have already meet your sweet Drew! I trust all went wonderfully and can't wait for pictures!

The Ferrill's said...

Praying for you all!!!!!!!!

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

So happy for you! I am looking forward to your next post! What a blessing!

TanyaLea said...

Yay!!!...I'm still stalking for your next post! But so glad the flights were uneventful. I'm dreading the 'long' part, too...but know that the final destination will be well worth every passing hour!!

Can't wait to hear all about your first moments/day with Drew. Oh happy day!!!! :)

love and hugs,
~ Tanya

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, friend, is everything okay? Let us know how things are going when you have a minute.

connie said...

Mandi, praying all is well. We are so excited to see you with Drew!
Blessings~