Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I Love You, Tomorrow

     Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I Love You,  Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!  I feel like Annie today!   Sing it with me!!

    Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for, planning for and preparing for.  And I, have never been so glad.  I am so tired of THINKING about going and TALKING about going.  I get tired of hearing myself!!  Just get me on that plane already!!  8 hours into that flight, I will be screaming to get me off, but.....

     So, I plan on posting on this blog daily. Planning is a big word and we all know how our plans go.  I am hoping that in China I won't have trouble getting onto this site, etc...  AND, I would love, love, love for you to leave comments!!  I have heard that sometimes the comments don't show up, so maybe you can copy and paste your comments in an email to me as well.  My email is

     Monday, September 8, 2008, we really will be a party of 6.  That's when we get Emme!! While you are sleeping Sunday night, our hearts and minds will be racing wildly in anticipation of someone handing us that precious little girl.  And, sometime while you are sleeping, when we hold her for the first time, all the work and the things we have fought against to get her, will be a distant memory.

     Today, we will finish packing and doing all those last minute preparations.  As time flies today, I am sure I will become more nervous.  Traveling to China was one of the things that kept me from starting this process long ago.  A huge part of me is doing this afraid, BUT I am trusting God.

     For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7

     Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you: He will not fail you or forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6-8

     Please pray for us everyday.  And, please pray for my children as I think they are dreading this!!  Excited about the new sister, not so excited about mom and dad leaving!

     Watch out China!!  Here we come!!


Anonymous said...


I'm so thrilled to finally get to follow along on your journey to bring Emme home. We started this process with you many months ago and actually you should of gone and been back before us. It is now our turn to share in your joy and happiness as you add this precious little one to your family. Just wanted to let you know that we will be keeping close tabs on you everyday and look forward to those frist family shots! Wishing you all the best travel and hoping you enjoy your time in China.

Dee, Bill, Kailey and Mylee

The Gang's All Here! said...

Right there with ya - psyched, scared, excited, nervous all of it! And I'm starting to really be nervous about leaving my kids for 16 days :(

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

The Deuteronomy vs is perfect. Want to hear something cool? That was Elijah's Bible verse last week! We will be praying for you & can't wait to meet her!

Sharla said...

I am SO excited for you! I will never forget your post on RQ about your heartache when the foster parents would not return Mylei...

It has been an incredible blessing to watch your journey to this point, your faith and trust has been inspiring...and it is only getty started!

Be safe and rest securely in the shelter of His wings.

Hugs and Prayers,

Jeremy & Jeni said...

Hi April,

I am SO excited for you I can hardly stand it!!
Please, please, please try to post pictures asap b/c you know I don't sleep much so I can check the blog in the middle of the night :)!!!


Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you... I almost started crying thinking about your excitement and anticipation for Sunday night... know you'll be prayed for as well as S, G, & J. Travel safe and may God richly bless your trip... we'll be in our new house when you get back... I'd love to get together once everythign settles down...

Chubby Baby Designs said...

Are you sure I can't go with you...maybe get a two for one deal? I'm all packed...waiting for the call. I mean it's not like I'm going to sleep anytime soon. I keep thinking of what you must be doing and where your lists are :) I can't even imagine how you will sleep tonight!!!

Cindi said...

SO happy for you!! We will be following along daily, praying for you, and remembering our own trip just a few short weeks ago!

Keep yourself hydrated on that plane!!!

MississippiZen said...

Congrats!!!! I know all too well those feelings having felt them in just the last few days! Have safe flights and hope to meet you in GZ. Our Gotcha Day is the same day .. different province!

in Hong Kong now :)