Wednesday, May 6, 2009

China or Bust!

Holy Cow!!!!!!

We got our travel approval today....hallelujah, praise the Lord! We are either leaving May 13th or 15th...just days from now! We're just waiting on the confirmation of our consulate appointment to determine the date, which hopefully we will know tomorrow.

For our little family, the timing of this is so significant. Shawn and I met 10 years ago on the 15th of May. We truly can't believe the adventure we've been on the past decade, I would have never dreamed this up!

Shawn had caught a very bad case of the flu that landed him in the hospital while we were making travel arrangements to get Leah, so he was not able to travel to China with me. On May 18th of 2006, he was finally able to hold her in his arms for the first time...

This is likely the same day we meet Kate.

Amazing. Simply amazing.


  1. I have been scouring the Rumor Queen all afternoon! I'm not even going to China...but I can't keep watching! I'm just so stinkin' excited for all of you who are getting good news today! Congrats! God is good!

  2. WOOHOO MY FRIEND!!! All kinds of excited for you guys!

    Please, please - let me know if I can come and help you pack, organize, destress - ANYTHING, say the word & I'll be there!

  3. Oh my that's awesome news!! I've just found your blog and saw a picture of Kate. She's so beautiful! I'd love to know what province she is from. She certainly looks Southern!


  4. Congrats -- that is so exciting! It won't be long now before you are holding your little girl in your arms!


  5. Yippee! Your post sent shivers down my spine! How cool is that! And I'd never seen the photo of when Shawn first met Leah...beautiful! I think it was so sweet he was wearing a suit! You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lynn Cranston

  6. Yea! That is great news. God's timing is unbelievable. I have to get Kate's bedding to you!!

  7. Holy cow is right!! God is GOOD!

  8. Lynn--

    Shawn is so funny like that. He loves to get dressed up for the big events in his life. He thought meeting his little girl for the first time, he definitely should look his very best. Let's see what he picks out to meet Kate! :)

  9. WoooHooo Melissa and Shawn!!!!!!
    I can't believe your finally leaving for China.
    It seems so fast. I'm with Carolin, just say the word, and we all will be there to help you get packed. I'm so darn excited for you all.

  10. Oh Melissa!
    I'm Sooo happy for you! Only God could add all those sweet little sprinkles of blessings on top of such an already amazing blessing ;) I loved the little connections like that we had in our first adoption - amazing, incredible, red thread, totally God moments! Can't wait for you to go get your sweet girl!!!
    Sara :)

  11. Finally, the "waiting" will be over....a date! Dad and I will be on our knees praying for all good things for your sweet family.

    Can't wait for Shawn to see China~ Can't wait for Leah to have a sister~ Can't wait for you to have Kate safe in your arms~ finally!

    Love, Mom

  12. I'm so happy for you!! That's just next week, my friend..PTL!!! What a wonderful time to travel. :)

  13. Wow! What perfect timing! I am soooo excited for you!

  14. Oh my goodness I am so excited for you guys....I so happy for your whole family...God is Good and it will not be long until you will be holding little Kate...that precious little girl!! We will be praying for you guys!!!

  15. Very exciting. I will pray for good health for all of you and safe travels.
    I cannot wait to follow along.
    Congratulations, that is wonderful news!

  16. Congratulations on your upcoming trip! I LOVE your blog, it is great! I saw your post on the derby, we live near Louisville and love the beauty of the Derby :)

  17. Oh my goodness! I need to check in more, that's AWESOME news,and so so soon! Congratulations!

    Gin =)