Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ready set GO!

Today after VBS we did most of the errands we had to do before we go and get Lily! Chinese money, rent, last things to bring etc... At this point in our journey we are stunned at what the Lord has accomplished and brought us through. The icing on the cake is that our friends who moved from Korea about a year ago will be adopting a little girl as well and will be there with us. What a joy to be on this journey together! 

The amount of overwhelming love and support has encouraged our hearts and has brought us unspeakable joy. I have said this before but it really has taken a community ( the Body of Christ) to bring Lily Hope Home!  All the funds, prayers, encouragement and hugs that all of you have given will be in forever written on our hearts and shared with Lily! She will know how she is loved already, and prayed for throughout the world before folks even met her. 

I know this journey is just beginning and we can't even comprehend what is about to happen in our hearts, our home and in our lives. We know the Lord has something special planned for Lily as He has made it so clear that she is our daughter well before things were finalized. We HOPED in Christ for our family and its amazing to see that the Lord is faithful to His calling so many years ago when he spoke to our hearts. 

Heres one last photo before Lily officially meets her mama and baba and officially becomes a Haas. WOOHOO!!!!!!! Let the sleepless nights and love begin.  

While we are gone I will write to a friend who will be posting for me since there are restrictions on what we can access and are not sure which VPN works.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bags are packed!

Well, the bags are almost packed and we are getting things set to leave in 6 days to get our girl! 
We are extremely at peace but still wonder how she will respond to us. Will she cry and scream in terror or will she warm up right away. Its a waiting game now. 

Our cat is experiencing all the nerves as he is peeing on all things carpet. We are trying to figure out how to help him. Poor thing! 

We leave Sunday morning and fly to China. We will arrive around 7pm, and then meet Lily around 2-3 pm we will meet her. AH!! That would be about midnight Central time in the USA! 

Can't wait to meet her and see what the Lord has in store for our little family HE HAS built! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

We have Travel Approval!!!! Lily here we come!

Its with great joy I can share we have travel approval. What does this mean? The frenzy can begin. We have a gotcha day of the third of August. We will fly into China the 1st and have a day to have our guide take us around. We will meet Lily August 3rd!

Its amazing to my heart that the day that we prayed for since 2010 is finally here. Our adoption journey that the Lord truly has taken us on has been filled with twists and turns. We are not the same people now than when we started this journey. We have grown a ton and even moved to another country.

We are excited and are terrified at the same time. Our thoughts are filled with the questions of what if, and attachment, and language, and love, and cuddling. Yep we are all over the map.

We will have a friend of ours updating this blog while in China so be on the look out.

Woohoo! Here we go!