Hi Everyone! We are expecting an Article 5 on November 7th from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, at which point we will be about two weeks out from Travel Approval from China. That will be the big green light to begin booking flights, packing, and preparing everything and everyone for our absence and return. Needless to say, leaving right in the middle of a major holiday season requires a lot of planning to be done beforehand so that when we get back with our newest son, we can ENJOY him and the celebrations.
We have also been securing items to take with us for Henry, like travel toys, clothing, and a backpack baby carrier. It has been SO fun shopping for little boys' clothes again! We're just taking a few basic items until we know better his sizing. There are a lot of fun details to think about and so I try to take care of a few each day to keep the stress and busyness to a minimum when the time comes to go. However, it is really hard to contain the excitement and to focus on other things at times, as you can imagine!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know how things are going. We are just under $5000 of our goal...praise God! We are holding a rummage and bake sale again this coming weekend at our church to raise some additional funds, so hope some of you can make it if close by! It will be Friday (11/8) from 12-5pm and 8am-2pm on Saturday (11/9).
Do you have any questions for us about adoption, our journey, or Henry? Just send them our way! I'm going to be blogging soon on how God led us to adoption and how we knew Henry was the one. Blessings!