Thursday, January 14, 2010

And, we're off...... China!!!!!

We head out early tomorrow morning.  We are leaving our house at 4:30am!!!  Our flight leaves at 6:10am. Then we land in Chicago and board the big plane to Tokyo. We're on that big boy for about 14 hours! Yikes!!!
We switch planes once again and finally arrive in Guangzhou late Saturday night. That's a grand total of 18 hours of flying time!!! I think we might be a tad bit exhausted!!!!

We will have all day Sunday to get ready for Miss Avery!!!!   woo-hooo!!!

We meet her on Monday afternoon!!! I can hardly believe it...just typing those words gets me all choked up!!!

I think we have everyone in our family hooked up to Skype....we are good to go.  They are all anxious to meet the newest member of our family!

We talked to Shea this evening via Skype.  It was so good to see the little stinker of mine!  She seemed happy and content. Thank you, Jesus! And, thank you Lori & Tom!!! I'm tellin' ya the house sure was quite tonight without her....boy, do I miss her already!!!

I want to share with you my theme verse for this adoption of Avery.  It's been on my microwave for months...

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Ps. 37:4

Last August, I went to see Beth Moore with my friends, and this is the verse she focused on during the two day conference.  It was amazing, and God-inspiring, and Spirit-filling, and faith-strengthening!!!! It was such a blessing!  I was once again reminded of God's love for me and His faithfulness!!!

So here I am several months later, getting ready to get my baby and witnessing first hand how this awesome God of ours works in and through our lives!!!  I am truly humbled by it all!!!

My next post will be from China!!!!!!

Oh, and I would deeply appreciate your prayers for safe traveling!!


  1. Prayers for a safe, smooth trip. Prayers that your meeting Avery will be wonderful and that she will be at peace.

    I'm so excited to hear about your journey.

  2. I am so excited for you! Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures!

  3. Hey guys,
    I'm so happy for you this day is finally here! I can't wait to see how she has grown from the last pictures. I am amazed and humbled by your faithfulness and desire to do this again! God truly has great things planned for both Shea and Avery! They are two lucky and blessed little girls! Stay safe, have fun, we love you! Cindy, Jerry, Kendall and Harrison

  4. Congrats! I will be checking in everyday and sending lots of prayers your way have a safe and amazing journey!


  5. Praying for you and wishing you a wonderful trip! I look forward with anticipation to your "Gotcha" Day!!!

  6. Prayers for a safe flight and a wonderful time with your new child!

  7. You are all in my prayers!
    God's blessings on your journey and your first meeting with Miss Avery.
    The kids are so excited to see pictures of her- and meet her too....eventually! :)

  8. Congrats! Praying for a safe journey for all y'all. Can't wait to follow along.

  9. Im so excited to meet my new niece!!!! God is so Awesome!!!! Blessings, Blessings, Blessings to you!!! Im so proud of you are doing the Lords work forsure! Very proud to call you my "big" sister. I love you very much! And since I cant seem to figure this out as far as selecting a profile....I will be coming up as anonymous LOL!!

  10. Chris,
    Wow! Off to China! God's Blessings every step of your way! Yes, God is TRULY amazing! He gives us precious verses to remind ourselves that He loves us so much and to keep our focus on Him for EVERYTHING! Can't wait to see you with precious Avery! Praying every step of your FOREVER journey! Kim