Posted On: Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 5:03 am

In case anyone missed the end of my last post……we have TRAVEL APPROVAL!!!!
It came late Monday night, just when I thought I couldn’t take this wait any longer.   My last post was NOT my finest moment.  Sorry.  I was not in a good place, and had seriously considered not publishing that last post, but it was real, and it was how I felt at the moment.  So I published it.  Moving on. 🙂

We received TA on Monday, July 9th, and we will travel on Sunday, July 22nd to Zhengzhou.  We will get Minyu the next morning, Monday the 23rd.  We will return home late on Friday.  I can’t believe it!!!  We just purchased our train tickets yesterday!  IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!!!!!

Did I mention our niece is in town for the month, and she will get to come with us?!?  She graduated from high school last month and is staying with us.  We will be bringing our entire family, and Javauna!  Awesome!!!  Did I also mention that Todd has been gone for a week?  Yes, he is out of town again and will not be home for another week.  He returns home the day before we travel to Zhengzhou.  Ha.  He will be good and jetlagged. 🙂  I also get to make all the arrangements for the trip.  How convenient.  Well, it’s a good thing our niece has been here.  She has been such a huge help!  The kids love her, I love her, and she is just tons of fun.  I think it will be really neat for Minyu to meet one of his (many) cousins right away!

It’s been SO long since that day in Puyang when we said goodbye to Minyu.  I am so anxious to see him again, and knowing that there will be NO goodbye this time makes it a thousand times sweeter.  Last time we saw him, we knew in our hearts that he was our son, but at the end of the day we took 5 of our children with us and left one behind–along with our hearts.  But this time, he will be OFFICIALLY ours and when it’s time to leave, he will come with us!!!  I cannot begin to tell you how overjoyed I am at that thought.  Todd and I are ready for our son to come home, and the kids are ready for their brother.  I sure hope he’s a hugger, because I have a hug for every day that we had to wait to bring him home!!!  If anyone’s counting, it will be 40 weeks and 3 days since we last saw him.  283 hugs.  I’ll try to pace myself.  🙂  Hey…40 weeks and 3 days.  AH!  I never wanted to be overdue again!  I guess 3 days isn’t too bad. 🙂

Well, I have lots to do!  Cleaning, organizing, packing, shopping, arranging travel.  Only 8 days until we leave!

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One Response to “TRAVEL APPROVAL!!!!!!!”

  1. Anne says:

    Fantastic news Jill! I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!

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