We got an email yesterday from our agency... it was the email we've been waiting for for months (who am I kidding... more like two years)! We have our dates!! It's so hard to believe that we will have Abram in our arms in less than a month! Our countdown has changed from years, to months, to weeks, and now DAYS! It's unbelievable! There isn't a day that doesn't go by that Chris and I don't look at each other and say, "We're about to be parents!"
We don't have plane tickets yet so the leaving Monterey and returning home dates could change. Everything else is firm! Here's what our dates look like:
17 July: leave Monterey
18-20 July: tour Beijing with adoptive families in our travel group
21 July: travel to Zhengzhou
22 July: GOTHCA DAY!!!
31 July: consulate appointment in Guangzhou (where we take our oath)
1 August: receive Abram's visa
2-5 August: travel around Beijing or Shanghai for our first family vacaction
5 August: return to Monterey
Also, look at the most recent picture we have of our sweet Abram. He has grown up so much since his last picture. We can't wait to meet our little boy! Please continue to keep all three of us in your prayers. Please pray for Chris and I as we prepare not only to travel, but to bring our little boy home. And for Abram, please pray for his sweet heart and for God to prepare him as he gets ready to go through this HUGE transition.