Saturday, October 25, 2008

Feeling Blessed Today

No new news really other than that we got our final travel packet yesterday with our itenerary and such :) Am I still nervous.....yes, it comes and goes but today I am feeling good and very blessed to have this opportunity. It is ironic that in the travel itenerary it tells you exactly how much money you will need for the remainder of the process and guess what.....we have EXACTLY the right amount saved almost to the penny, isn't that weird? We expected to have to scrounge around a bit but it looks like that won't be the case. Once more we have been provided with an open door and there is no ugly monster standing in it.... thanks GOD! I wish I knew if Aubrey ever got the chicken pox and I wish I was holding her right now, but soon enough! Will post our itenerary soon, and I want to add some photos from our shower at long last, I am very grateful to have loving friends and famiky that cared enough to give me one! So stay tuned.....

Friday, October 17, 2008

Poor Baby....

Got a call from our agency yesterday and it looks like our pretty little sweetheart has been exposed to Chicken Pox after just recovering from the measles:( Maybe she will not get it. I think maybe she is trying to get all those childhood illnesses out of the way before she comes home. I guess that's not such a bad thing, but I hate for her to be sick and not be there to care of her. It makes me sad! I am doing a bit better with the sleep the last couple of days, keep your fingers crossed that it is passing! Update on travel, we are leaving the 5th of Nov. from Atlanta at 11:55 pm and will arrive in Beijing at 8:10 on the 6th. We will spend a few days in Beijing and will unite with our lovely daughter on the 10th in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. After several days there we will head to Guangzhou City in Guandong province for our Consulate Appointment on the 18th that is the final step and we are coming home baby in tow on the 20th, just in time to rest up a bit before Thanksgiving. Please pray for a safe journey for us, for an easy adjustment for our little one and for her health.


Monday, October 13, 2008


A few words come to mind when I see these new pictures of Aubrey Sophia Mei that a friend took while on her adoption journey..... beautiful, precious, gift, God, thankful, joy, heart, dream.....I could go on but I guess you get the message. We will be travelling to pick up our little miracle and bring her home most likely on Nov. 5th. Please think of our little one in prayer, she has had the measles, but is doing fine.
I am doing a little better also, please keep praying. It is something I have been doing a lot of along with excercising, loosing 12 lbs and taking every supplement known to man. I found out my hormones are lets just say "not optimal", likely due to fertility treatments and stress in general. Still missing a night of sleep every now and then, and worrying relentlessly about everything under the sun. I am working on faith and focus right now. A lot of low self esteem and doubt about myself crept into my mind over the last several weeks. I want to thank GOD, my husband, my son, my friends and family and of course my online friends for thier support. I am not at the end of this stupid tunnel yet, but I can see a light and when I look at this little girl who I love so much already, it grows brighter. And if you see this, thank you friend for the pictures and the support. Shay