Join Us On Our Journey to Bring Sophia Jane Home.

Friday, June 12, 2009

2 Days Until China

I have decided to transform the auction blog into our travel blog. I just think the design is darling. Thank you so much Daleea for tweeking the header for me.
I am hoping that this blog will be a lasting tribute to our daughter and a place where she can read about how much she was loved before she came home.
I also have every intention of telling it exactly as it is. I have learned so much and am so much better prepared to meet my daughter because of the brave mothers who went before me and documented their experiences exactly as they happened. There will be no sugar coating on this journey, I intend to share everything that happens.

I have been hearing that blogs are banned right now in China and people cannot access theirs to post. Luckily, I am married to an IT guru and believe I will be able to work around this, but if not, I have an inside operator (thanks for volunteering Kelly) who is willing to publish the updates that I e-mail to her.

We also just receive notification from our agency that if anyone sitting 3 rows ahead or behind us on our plane to Beijing has a fever, we will be quarantined automatically for 3 to 7 days. So please pray that we make it off our plane and to our hotel. If we can get past that hurdle, all should be well.

I also want to say thank you to all of you. I would not have made it through the past 3 years without you. Your guidance, friendship and support has been invaluable to me. I will carry you in my heart to China. I have never been a part of such a sisterhood and I hope that we all are still together for years to come.

To my Sophia. You are so precious to me. I have waited all my life for you. You are my only daughter and my dream come true. This is going to be a big adventure for all of us. Your new home is so different from anything you have known. It is filled with love and laughter, crazy boys and lots of noise. We have waited a long time to see your face and welcome you home. Now is the time, we are coming to take you home where you belong.

24 comments:

Jewels of My Heart said...

I will be praying....
Love you

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh... I am so super excited for ya...
Can't wait to see more... hugs to you all...

Gail said...

What a perfect name for a blog...enjoy it all...every single moment. I'll be praying and following you all the way.

Hugs to you my friend. She'll be in your arms very soon!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

xo

Lea

McNew Family said...

Go GET that daughter of yours! I am already crying sitting here - remembering the day we met our 1st Ch*na blessing and the emotions surrounding. I am SO looking forward to seeing your sweetie nestled in her momma's arms. May God watch over you all and keep you safe.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Your post is so beautiful Kimberley. I'm extremely excited for you...I really can NOT wait!! I will be praying for a smooth transition for Sophia Jane. I know it was prayers that helped Mia Hope more than anything. I'm sure Sophia Jane will be blanketed in them as well.

Happy days are here again!! Go get your beautiful baby girl!!!!

With love and prayers!
Robin

Kim K. said...

I'm thrilled to finally follow your journey. Enjoy every moment. It's life-changing. Love ya!!

Truly Blessed said...

Ohhhh, I'm so ready for you to get on that plane!!!!

Sorry I missed an opportunity to see you and Eli for lunch today -- went to the zoo with some other China families. Next time, you come too!

I'll call you tomorrow about that adaptor. Love the new travel blog. Bookmarked, and ready to go!!!

Heh. My word verification was sessesse - think that means anything?

thatgirlblogs said...

Oh, how I've waited for this day! So excited.

Your precious SJ looks more than ready for Mama.

prayers.

Joanne said...

Oh, I'm so very excited for all of you! I look so forward to seeing you with your darling daughter. I will have Mia wear her "Sophia Jane dress" on your Sophia day :)
Safe travels!

LaLa said...

Have a wonderful trip to your sweet girl. My prayers are with all of you for a smooth transition!

Linda said...

Tissues on desk next to me, check!! Travel blog bookmarked..check!! Ok I'm ready. Cannot wait to follow you to your dream. What a pleasure to see so many dreams come true, and so many new families formed.
Have safe travels and know many prayers are with you and with Sophia Jane that her attachment is smooth.
Linda

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am soooo ready.. you deserve this girly.. and it is going to be an adventure of a lifetime..
LOVE ya..
I am ready..
HUGS>...
Safe travels..

Patricia/NYC said...

Ooooohhhhhh, Kimberely, I am so, so EXCITED for you & your entire family!! I will be praying for you, my sweet friend!! And I cannot wait to follow your journey & share in your joy when you finally wrap your arms around your precious daughter!!
MUCH love, luck & happiness is wished for ALL of you!!
HUGS!!!!
Patricia/nyc

living4him5 said...

Safe travels! I'll be praying for you all!

~Amy

Chelley said...

prayers from Australia...

I know how long you have waited for this day to come!!!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

It's hard to believe the time is finally here!!! I love your new blog title. It's so fitting. I am praying for all of you.

~Lynn

Alyson and Ford said...

No matter what happens you will have your daughter home in just a few weeks! We are hoping you have a smooth journey (no typhoons please!!).
We will await every new update!
Exciting!!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for NINE Months!

jennifer said...

Can't wait!! So glad your turn has come!

Dawn said...

Praying for a safe and Healthy flight to your girl...and I relieved to know you have a back-up plan for your blog...because you know how many of us will be obsessed about checking in!! Have a wonderful trip and cannot wait to see Sophia in your arms!

a Tonggu Momma said...

You've been such a support to so many while you waited... I'm thrilled that it's finally your turn. Much love and prayers.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

I just can't stop thinking about you and how excited you must be!!! You leave tomorrow!!! Woohoo!!!!

Love,
Robin

Anonymous said...

So happy for you...

About blogs...nobody tells it *exactly* like it happened.

You don't have to either.

Enjoy the journey. Life is change, and boy are you in for some!

You're in lots of people's prayers. Don't sweat the small stuff.

BTDT

Celeste Weekes said...

You are truly an inspiration! I will be praying for your family to bring Sophia home safely! We can't wait to hear all about it! Congratulations! There is a special place in Heaven for you adopting Mothers! You have to endure so much to bring your little ones home! I admire you in every way!