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Monday, November 21, 2011

travel news!

For most of you who follow on facebook you know I am completely incapable of keeping a the cat is out of the bag.  We have dates to meet Danny!!!!  We were originally offered to travel over Christmas, but after some discussion about our jobs, airfare, and the holiday, we requested to move back our date by one week. {Honestly, I really hope our in-country facilitator will use it as a week off with her family.  The break is much deserved by someone who works without ceasing for families like us.} So we will be leaving on New Year's Eve to travel to Eastern Europe to meet him.  We. Can. Not. Wait.

Other good news: our airfare is at least $600 less than what I was seeing online a few weeks ago.  Don't get me wrong, it's still over $2,000, but that's better than $2,600+!  Are you beginning to understand why so many families have to fundraise for adoptions?  I love the saying "God doesn't call the prepared, He prepares those He calls."  It's so true.  This year has been amazing for us, and we clearly see the relationship to our willingness to follow the path He has put us on, and are so thankful for all the support from our family and friends.

We will get to visit with Danny for four days.  Since our travel does fall over a holiday we are going to lose a small amount of time, but don't worry, we plan to soak up as much as we can with him while we are there. Had we chosen to travel on the original dates we could have celebrated his 4th birthday with him on the actual day, but I think we may just celebrate it when we get there anyway!

So that's it!  Our big news!  As impatient as I have been the past two weeks waiting to hear something I am incredibly thankful that we found out when Wes was at home.  It has made it so much easier to discuss what needed to be discussed and make decisions without misunderstanding each other.  God's timing is always perfect.

Thank you in advance for continuing to pray for us.  We have a lot of work, and two holidays to get through before we get to see him.  Pretty sure "I want to spend January in Eastern Europe" was something that never crossed my mind until now!  So....where is my giant suitcase? :)


  1. I am SO STINKIN' EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yay!! Soon you will be lovin' on that sweet boy - how exciting!!

  3. Great news! I am so excited for you! That's quite the Christmas present. Not to mention, it should make your Thanksgiving that much more thank full!


  5. I love your blog! I hope you don't mind that I became a follower! :) Erin

  6. Thanks for joining us Erin! Everyone is welcomed. :)

  7. Danny is absolutely beautiful & i CANNOT wait to see new pictures of him!!! So excited that you are going to be touching him so soon! I can't believe how fast the time is going to fly!