Our flights are reserved and we are packing our bags!
We tried hard to get flights out of Daytona, but the logistics of everything wasn't in our favor.
So instead, we fly out of Orlando on Thursday, January 28th at 8:00am to Chicago. After we change planes we fly directly to Beijing and arrive at 4:24pm January 29th (China time) China is currently 13 hours ahead of us, so that will be 3:24am on Friday, January 29th for all of our family back home! On the flight back, we will fly out of Beijing on Friday, Feb. 12th into San Francisco, have a 4 hour layover to get through immigration and customs and then we'll catch our plane to Orlando and arrive at 9:15pm on Friday the 12th.
We should be receiving our travel itinerary soon. Once we have that, we will post it so that you will have a better understanding of what our trip will entail. We do know that our "Gotcha Day" will be on Monday, February 1st. This is the day that we are given temporary custody of Jackson for 24 hours. On Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, we will sign all of the legal documents in China that will be binding. And then we can post pictures of our sweet Kuan Kuan!
It's so hard to fathom that one year ago Kurt and I were praying again about this calling that God had for us. And here we stand, ready to go get our son. Our son that God had planned for us and called by name from the beginning of time. The child that I have cried out to God for, for the past 5 years. The child that God answered my prayers with.
Only 9 more days!