Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gotcha Day

So HERE we are - 1:21 a.m. on Monday Nov. 2nd - the day we will meet our daughter, what they sweetly review to as "gotcha day!"  As you can imagine sleep is NOT easy to come by - I fell asleep last night at 7:30 p.m. after an exhausting day of travel.   I am way too excited to get any more sleep today!! Two years of dreaming and praying, and waiting is about to be over - its quite surreal!  I wish the office wasn't so far away - one hour by taxi, mostly because driving over here is absolutely INSANE!!! NO seatbelts and no sense of traffic laws... whatsoever!!!  Extra prayers for safety please while we spend time in her province of Hubei... thanks!!

My comfort in the last few days , whenever my anxiety is great is that I serve a God that keeps His promises.  I am confident that He has called us here to bring Faith home.  The bible says, He will complete the good work He has begun.  Knowing this entire adventure is a "divine appointment" as one person on our trip said to me, is what makes all the fears and worries disappear.  He is a good and loving God, and one that only wants good for me.  We continue to hang on your prayers - there are felt these many many miles away!  God bless you all... and my next post, I PRAY is telling you all about what it was like MEETING FengHua for the first time!!! 


  1. I can't believe you're almost there, just a few more hours..I am so excited for all of you!!! The pictures are wonderful, glad you had the opportunity to see some of the the country. Rest assured, Ian is fine and had a good can guess what Ian and Aidan are doing now...I will attempt to get them to actually see some daylight!! Take care and give a big hug to Faith for me!!
    Karen Caulfield

  2. What a moment it will be when you meet your sweet daughter.
    Lifting you in prayer~
    Love From the DeLucas

  3. Kevin & Allison,

    Congratulations, Faith is a lucky girl for two reasons. One is that two people love her more than she will appreciate for quite some time. And the other is that those two people will introduce her to the God that has brought you both to her and who loves her more than both of you can!

    The pictures are awesome and bring back many memories of our journey just three years ago. In a short while Kevin will realize that he is glad he made the journey. (I too wished that "Brown" could deliver for me :) ) But after the last couple of days of sight seeing and soaking in the culture and what the next 24 hours have in store - I'm sure you've had the same realization as I did - "she was right" - I know it's tough to admit :) .

    I'm sure you are missing the boys, but they appear to be in fine hands. Look at this way, you have the next 10 days (or so - who's couting?) to give Faith your uninterrupted attention - spoil her as your "only" child. You'll soon be back to the hustle and bustle of life around the holidays.

    We're praying for you as you expand your family and look forward to seeing you when you return. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop.

  4. The Peterson'sNovember 1, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    We (the whole congregation led by Father Joe)prayed for you at mass today - brought tears to my eyes. God Bless you & your family. Can't wait to meet Faith!
    The Petersons

  5. I can't pull myself away from your blog. I'm checking it 10 times a day and my eyes fill with tears every time I read an entry. I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight either...I am so excited for you! You will remember this day for the rest of your life! It's simply AMAZING! Nolan said "I hope you love faith a lot and always will. Love Nolan. Bye."

  6. Love the Pictures, keep them coming, anxiously waiting for Faith Pictures! It's so exciting...

  7. Loved the pictures! Brings back some wonderful memories! When Megan saw the picture of Kevin between the stone soldiers, she laughed and said, "He's so funny!" Anxiously looking forward to pictures of Faith. You're all in our thoughts and prayers!
    The Rodericks

  8. Love the Pictures. Praying for u. Can't wait to see More Pics and Read more of your Blog!! Thank you for sharing this exciting time in you life. Enjoy every moment. Faith is a lucky girl!!! Lots of love. <3
    The Costas