Our journey began and a lifetime of dreams started on that day a year ago. I remember singing all morning that song by Jefferson Airplane...."Give me a ticket for an airplane", I also remember the sheer panic inside me that no one really knew about. I was scared. But yet SO utterly excited I could have propelled myself across the sea to get to my daughter! It was raining the day we left. My mom took us to the airport and I knew as soon as we got all our bags out of the car that we'd packed way too much!
Departure and a safe landing!
Our journey has begun! First and foremost...THANK YOU for being here for us as we embark on an adventure of a lifetime! THANK YOU for saying prayers of safe travel, good health and easy transition for our Jennifer. THANK YOU for your love and support!
As I sit and type this first entry, I am sitting in the airport watching our plane be prepped and I am overcome with emotion. Just walking up to the ticket booth to check in made me cry and shake uncontrollably. This moment is here. I am here with my son and my husband. We are no longer dreaming, we are living it. Truly amazing once you absorb the enormity of it. God is so good!
Before we left Mike read a few days ahead in our devotional book to see what wisdom lies ahead of us and this is what was written for January 31....the day we are connected with our daughter...
All sacrifice and all suffering is redemptive:
to teach the individual or to be used to raise and help others.
Nothing is by chance.
Divine MInd, and it’s wonder working, is beyond your finite mind to understand.
No detail is forgotten in My Plans, already perfect.
O let me hear Thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion
The murmurs of self-will
O speak to reassure me,
to hasten, or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
Thou Gardian of my soul!
Nothing in our journey to this point has been by chance. The four years of waiting has been an incredible period of growth for all of us, a period of profound change. The next part of our journey is one that is already planned out and set for us to explore, learn and take passion in. We are ready!
As I began this post I was sitting in San Francisco and now as I end this post at 9pm China time, I am sitting in a hotel room across the world in China! We have made it safely and are settling into our adventure. Our flight was good, sleep was hard to come by and it was a bit too bumpy for me but if you know me you know how much I hate flying! :) Our hotel is wonderful, clean and free of cigarette smoke! Exhaustion has set in so we are off to bed and are looking forward to what tomorrow brings us in Beijing. Thank you again for all your love!
Much love and joy!
Kayce and Mike
|Big J arriving in Beijing, China|
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