Monday, March 7, 2011

Things I Never Thought I'd Say....

  • I'm home from trip number three!
  • I took three trips to myself. I was so nervous about taking even one trip by myself and now I am home from my third trip. All three were really wonderful. Each had its stressors and challenges, but I never once felt unsafe. As I waited on the Lord, He was faithful to renew my strength. (Isaiah 40:31)
  • I have a Gotcha Date scheduled! E's gotcha date (the date I get to spring her from the Vladimir Baby House forever) is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd.
  • We have a forever home date scheduled. On Saturday, March 26th, when we hit the ground in Washington D.C. my little angel will be home and will be a US citizen! Woo Hoo!
  • I have thank you cards to write - for gifts for Miss E. :)
  • I have less than twenty five thousand miles in my United account! I have been hovering around 300,000 miles for a long time, because I was saving them for adoption trips. I'm happy to say that they are all used up! I was able to take two of my four trips on miles - in Business Class - now, I'm spoiled! And E's ticket home was paid for with miles.
  • The Gotcha Trip details are fully booked - flights and hotels are scheduled. I can't tell you how sweet that is. Looking at E's ticket with her name on it....priceless! We (my dear friend Becky is joining me) leave on March 20th and return with Miss E. on March 26th.
  • It's time to fully ready E's room. It's been on hold. I couldn't bring myself to finish it after my experience in Kyrgyzstan until I knew for sure a little girl would be living there.

My list could go on and on....I am sort of floating tonight as I type this. Hold on E. I'll be there soon. You are loved more than you could ever know and understand. You are cherished and treasured...I can't wait to have you with me for good.


  1. WOW - that is such exciting news! Your DAUGHTER will be HOME THIS MONTH!!!!!

  2. So happy to hear this, can't wait to see pictures of the two of you together at home!!

  3. Oh my goodness ... that's just 15 days from today. So thrilled for you. Enjoy getting the room ready. I remember that so clearly and enjoyed every second of it :)

    Keep floating on that happiness cloud ... you so deserve it!!!

  4. Oh Kimberly--I can just hear the joy in your post and I am so excited for you. This has been a long time coming but as you realize now, the difficult journey led you to your perfect daughter. I can't wait to see pictures of her in her very own room in your own house.

  5. That is great that your little one will be with you by the end of the month. You will be on cloud nine for quite a while. Prayers being sent your way for a safe trip. Cannot wait to see pictures!!!