Wednesday, August 26, 2009


By the time most of you read this, we'll already be in flight and a little sooner than we thought. Our guide from our agency called a couple of the families today, well yesterday 45 minutes ago, lol, including us, to let us know that he really didn't think we were going to be able to make our connecting flight in D.C. with only 40 minutes in between flights, and even though it was a "legal" schedule set by the airline, it really was going to be a long shot that we made it. If we would've missed it, the next flight to Beijing doesn't leave until Thursday, and that was NOT acceptable. So we all got our flights changed from 10:15 AM to now 6:10 AM outta Cleveland at no additional expense to us I might add (Don't ask, I dunno how it happened). Which means we have to leave at 2 AM, which is only an hour and a half from the time of this post, to make it there by about 4:30 AM. It's gonna be a long 24 hours without even a night's rest under our belts .

So I'm just sitting here eating a bowl of Grape Nuts (yeah, bad move I know, but I don't consider digestive matters 24/7 like some people) and I'm all packed ready to go just waiting for my mom and dad to get here to our house. I'm thinking about Ciara and how in four days her little world is going to be turned upsidedown and how even though we all are certainly head over heels in love with her, she is not going to feel the same for awhile, lol. After all we only have to adjust to one pint size little girl and she has to adjust to all these giants who don't look, talk or smell like her, lol If ever you felt the need to pray, please do it now! She really has no idea what's coming her way!

Oh, yeah, hehehe


Anonymous said...

OH Wow the day is here. You are on your way! I am so excited for you Jackie!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and best wishes to you all.
Deb (Texas)

Karin said...

Woohoo! Can't wait to see that little sweetie in your arms!!!


I had tears of joy in my eyes as I read your last posting. I wish for you and your mom to have a safe and exciting journey as you retrieve your little daughter and finally bring her home. I know you will be a wonderful mother to her as you have already been to Leyna. Just wait till she sees all the relatives she inherits whether she wants to or not.
Love you
Aunt Poos

Susan said...

Congratulations and enjoy the journey. I also adopted my daughter after my other kids were grown..started over with Kate, whom I brought home at the age of 3and she has been home 3 yrs. now. She is a wonderful little girl who has brought so much joy into my life.

Susan and Kate
Riverview, FL