Thursday, February 28, 2013

We Have Dates!

We received our travel dates today! I was praying we would not have to wait long! Yay!  Here is our basic itinerary:

Wednesday, March 13: Depart from Peoria (6:52 AM)
Thursday, March 14: Arrive in Beijing
Tour Beijing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (15th and 16th mostly)
Sunday, March 17: Fly to  Zhengzhou 
Monday, March 18: Gotcha Day: We get Lulu!
March 18-?: Hang out in Lulu's Province sight seeing and taking care of paper work and getting her passport

Not sure of date, but eventually we fly to Guangzhou

March 27: We take the oath for being Lulu's parents at the US Consulate in Guangzhou
March 28: Get Lulu's visa
March 29: Fly to Beijing then back to Detroit and Peoria! Should arrive back in Peoria shortly after 8PM! Come see us at the airport!

March 30: Get ready for Easter!

Once we receive our more detailed itinerary I will post it.

Feel free to send us prayers and comments through email while we are gone! They will be very encouraging to us!

This morning my devotional verse was:

The Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6

This verse is so fitting for today as well as through this whole journey. He has been before us and has gone ahead of us through this whole process, every step of the way! From walking down town Chicago to get paper work authenticated to setting up the timing of this trip. Financially, emotionally, and in just every single way. It has been amazing! I have learned that I need to just keep abandoning myself and let Him lead! What an amazing little girl I know He has picked out for us and us for her! We can't wait to meet her! I have been watching her grow through pictures for 2 years! What a blessing that has been.


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