Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday AM Meeting

On about 4 hours of sleep, we are up and at 'em!  Our attorney called this morning to confirm we have an 8:00AM meeting with the DNA.  This is the first step in Lima before we can go see the kids.  Our kids live about 12 hours from Lima but a short little plane ride away.  The attorney also confirmed we are getting on that plane today!!  This means it is very possible we get to meet the kids TODAY!!
Please pray for our kiddos as this has got to have them as anxious/scared/excited/freaking out as it does me this morning!  My stomach is in complete knots!!

"No eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him." Isaiah 64:4b

"But now Oh Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay and You our potter and all we are the work of your hand".  Isaiah 64:8


Monday, November 26, 2012

Arrived

Hola all!  We are in our quaint hotel room in Lima, Peru.  2 twin beds for the 3 of us.  I'm not complaining; I would sleep on the street about now!
We flew out at 12:50 from KC and I've never been more grateful for 2 things: that we weren't on a 6AM international flight and my parents! My parents drove us and helped us carry our ridiculous bags. 2 of our 'to be checked' bags weighed 60 pounds each so we had to re distribute 20 pounds into our carry-ons.  Our flights were on time and very smooth!  Even the long one from Atlanta to Lima felt short.  Laney did really well!!
We just checked into our hotel and carried the bags one last time for the day.  I'm pretty sure my body is broken but tomorrow is a new day! :)  I was so tired, chatting with Logan online, that I didn't even look when the phone rang in our room.  Strange--we know no one and it's 1AM here.
But the call was to tell us that our attorneys are picking us up at 8AM sharp.  What that means is Here We Go!  It is very possible that we will get to meet our kids for the first time tomorrow!  That makes me want to cry and yell and jump up and down!  I can't even believe it!
Please continue praying for us; we don't want to be tired and miss a moment of this great story!

Sidenote: all the buttons on the blog are in Spanish to me which is funny. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

BIG NEWS

Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh!!  We are finally leaving!

We came down to my grandparents for late Thanksgiving Friday afternoon, a tad frustrated that we still didn't know much about leaving for Peru.  We've been waiting the past couple of weeks for the last piece of paper before we travel called the Article 5.  We got an email Wednesday night about 9PM saying the Article 5 had finally been issued.
But it wasn't until Saturday that we made the decision... We are flying out for Peru Monday afternoon!  It's FINALLY happening!! 

I will keep this updated so that folks at home can follow when we arrive, when we meet the kids etc.
Please please continue praying for the kids, the transition, etc.  And that the process goes smoothly.  We would LOVE to be home by Christmas!!

Talk to you soon with more info!