Saturday, May 22, 2010

Heading for HOME!!!

It's 5:25 and our wake up call will be ringing in a few minutes so I thought I would quick send one more post before leaving China to come home.
We have had such a great time while we were here and yet we are so ready to start our new life as a family at home.
Today seems bitter sweet for me for so many reasons. By heading for home it means the steps to adoption are over and it's all I have known for the last twenty months, but I am so excited to bond with Gavin and be a mother to him. Also, the fact that he is leaving the country he comes from today,  there is a birth mother somewhere here in China that has no idea her son is becoming a U.S. citizen in a few hours when we land in San Fransisco brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it. There is now a piece of my heart that will always be in this country for the mothers (birth and foster) before me in Gavin's life.
Thank you so much for all the love and support so many of you have shown our family through all this. Our luggage is packed and the phone has now rung, the kids are starting to wake up and we will be leaving China today. Please pray for the people that had a part of my sons life here in China and that we my get to meet them some day next to our Lord and Savior in heaven.
Heading for HOME,
Marla  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you all the way home! We can not wait to meet Gavin and help welcome him into your family! God is good all the time!
Love, Karin M.

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Yes, your journey to Gavin and China is ending...but oh just wait for the journey at home to begin!

I hope some of your family and friends will be helping you with some meals when you get home HINT HINT! It was our saving grace when we came home with Ty. If I lived nearby, I'd be there with meals ready to heat! And if not, have someone go to the grocery store and get fresh milk and other products and order out. You are all going to need a lot of rest over the next few days. It's going to be a huge change for Gavin.

Take care, and keep blogging! I want to hear "the rest of the story!" LOL.