Friday, February 29, 2008

Signing off from China!

Well, our bags are (mostly) packed and we're getting ready to transition to bed. We have to get up at 4:30 tomorrow morning, so we're gonna turn in early. We realized that we haven't posted any pictures from our room. This is the view we've seen from our window each day:
Yesterday afternoon, we went to the US Consulate to take the oath and pick up the paperwork that will allow Micah to gain citizenship when we go through immigration in Detroit on Saturday. It was pretty exciting for it to finally be real. No one can take him from us now. He is our son. I can't tell you how wonderful that feels.

Most of the families in our group left this morning. We spent the day quietly wandering around the island and doing some last minute shopping. We started packing early so we won't have to be up late. I'm a little intimidated by the long flights home, but at some point we will get there. Pray for our time on the plane. We've enjoyed our time in China, but it's time to get home and get started on the rest of our lives. Thank you all for your comments and prayers. They have sustained us through the highs and the lows of this journey.

14 comments:

Julie said...

Ooh..PRAYERS for you for the trip home! Micah is so cute and he looks like such a busy boy. I loved the pictures.

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Oh, I recognize that view! Saying prayers for you as you travel home. I remember being very nervous about that long flight. Can't wait to see Micah in person!

Christina said...

Great family photo. Have a safe trip home!

Lily Makes 3 said...

We're thinking about you guys! I remember thinking about the flight...and then not wanting to think about the flight :)...just about being home and being a family! We're sending prayers for a fast, safe, and comfortable flight! Can't wait to see you here at home!

Michael said...

You are in our prayers and we cannot wait to see you at the Airport tomorrow.

Godspeed for a safe, peaceful, quiet flight home.

Michael, Kim and Sheridan

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

What a joy it has been to watch you become a family. We have to miss the March First Friday, but please know that we celebrate with you and can't wait to meet Micah!

Dan and Liz said...

hey- can't wait to meet you again as a family- we are so excited that your take out is on his way home- much good luck and many prayers being sent your way for safe and happy travel
Liz Dan Zach and Michelle Caixing

Ripley Family said...

God is GOOD! Praying your family home. Doesn't that sound GOOD?!

Ron said...

Congrats! The plane ride home will finally end, it may not seem like it, but it does.

I enjoyed following your journey in China.

Steph said...

Karen, don't dispair. I was super sick on the flights home and it went suprisingly fast. I'm so glad you had a great time in China. Micah is so worth it! He is really a sweetheart!

Safe travels!

Anonymous said...

Wating and praying for you anxiously

Love Always
Panina

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your journey to bring Micah home! I've been following your blog religiously since my husband and I will be in China in April (hopefully!), and you've given us a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Congratulations on your beautiful son!

- R

Mary Rodin said...

May you have a quiet and peaceful flight home with your men! :-)
Take care and I will *see* you on the CCAIWCP and ccai_chasers group!

Much love,
Mary

The Straight's said...

WELCOME HOME!