Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Dodged a bullet today.  Yes we did!  We got an email {in the middle of the night} from China this morning.  From Donna.  Donna is our Chinese adoption travel agent.  She booked all our adoption appointments and then told us when to book our international flights.  Which we did.  Last week.  Book our flights and all.  All, being that we also booked an in-country flight and four hotels that we will be staying in for a total of 19 nights.  All booked. 

What did her email say?

Oh, just that the orphanage had called and there may be "a small change" to our schedule.


What does that mean?  Small change?  How small?  How small is small change?  Small change like can you come a few hours earlier/later than planned?  Or small change like we are quarantined for illness, come back another day?  HELLO!  I need answers.

But, I wasn't going to get them quick, because by the time I got the email, Donna would have been off to dream land.  

That's right.  13 hour difference, y'all! 

And her email ended by letting me know she would confirm things tomorrow and get back to me.  Great.  Thank goodness for a great prayer team, because otherwise, I may have lost my mind today.

After waiting all day....and then some more, we finally got the email.  And it's official!  We are going to China and it's all good!  The orphanage wanted to delay us by one day.  One day would delay our passport being ready on time for us to make our Guangzhou flight.  Donna, told them that was not acceptable.  I like this Donna woman!  So the orphanage agrees that we can get Asher on the 16th as planned! 

So, I better get packing!  I'll post an updated schedule and more information tomorrow.

Whew!  Dodged that bullet. 

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

So excited for you! Woohoo! I can't wait for you to have that sweet boy in your arms!