Friday, February 5, 2010

From the bottom of our hearts....

....we thank you! It seems everyday the Lord brings in more provision for Kevin! And He has chosen to use so many of you to give and to PRAY and to encourage! Sometimes I think "Why, God? Why so much love?" His answer is always "Because of My Son, it is all because of Him." How we praise Him!

Titus 3:4-6 (New International Version)
"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior"

This pictures was taken at the beach condo....I can't WAIT to see which one of you gets to go! The drawing will be February 14th!
And then...two days later...

WE LEAVE FOR CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry, did you hear me?

WE LEAVE FOR CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO DAYS LATER!!!!!!!!!!!! the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Feb. 16th, we'll be boarding a plane to Chicago and then Beijing!!!!! Kevin, here we come!

In the meantime, there's PLENTY to do. PUH-LENTY.

And in the meantime, I'm dealing with the weirdest appetite I've ever experienced. This morning I wanted a cold turkey sandwich with lots of mayonnaise for breakfast. Then I wanted Spaghettio's for lunch. HAD TO HAVE THEM. with meatballs. out of the can. I must be getting prepared for eating in China or something. Did I mention that on this trip I'm going to be very brave by eating meat AND using the squatty potties? I am. I can't wait. I'm not going to shy away from a duck on my plate. I won't. Wait and see.
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Sherri said...

Oh, this I must eating meat in China!

I can't imagine EVER craving Spaghetti-O's. Ever.

I'm so excited for you, Laine! I can't wait to see Kevin where he belongs! I prayed for that boy the whole time he was on the list!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Praise the Lord!!! Can't wait to see that precious boy in your arms!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!

Love you,

Alycia said...

Hi Laine!!

i'm so glad to meet you!!! Thank you for allowing me to read your blog. i'm so excited to know that you will be getting Kevin soon. We hope to travel to get Adahlyn at the end of March/early April.
Tina told me that you will be in Mobile this weekend. We will do our best to see you. i'd love to meet your precious bunch!
i'm going to send you a link to my blog too.

Steve and Jan said...

Hey Guys!

I am really still out here, just don't get to post much these days. Just wanted to wish you a safe journey to your son. You are "real pros" now...look how confident you sound (jumping on that plane, eating meat, using squatty potties). You've come a long way since that first trip, huh? LOL!

I am so happy for your family. God couldn't have picked a more perfect family for Keven.

We love you AND miss you!! Maybe one day you guys can plan a trip to Texas :-) We would love to see you!

Hugs to everyone!


Trace Car Driver said...

kinda sounds like you are having pregnacy cravings... makes sense since you are so close to meeting your son :o) or with the spagettio's, sounds like you are getting ready for a toddler in the house again! we have those A LOT at our house. HA!
so excited for you. absolutely ecstatic! btw, trace loved his sucker the other night, ate every last bit of it after dinner!!! :)
love ya!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I am so so so so so so excited!!!!!! You are finally leaving....all of these days of praying for you....pretty soon...I can write the date beside his name in my prayer journal...the day God answered my prayer!!!!!!!!!

Kristy said...

So very, I mean;
Rejoicing with you.
Blessings friend ~

Aaron and Erica said...

Okay woman...I haven't missed the deadline have I?? My drawing $$ is on it's way (or at least it will be once I put it in the mail tomorrow :)

YOU ARE GOING TO CHINA LAINE!!!!! WooHoo!!! I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing you in China, so don't stop, okay? :)

Love you,


CK said...

Prayers for God to direct each moment until you board that plane! Finally precious Kevin in his mama and baba's arms.

Kristi said...

Really, Spaghetti-o's? That's one taste that I haven't re-acquired from my childhood days. Must be the "pregnancy" hormones kicking in!
Oh I can't wait to meet you in Guangzhou! 11 more sleeps until departure!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! The meat in China doesn't bother me--getting a mental picture of you on the squatty potty DOES! Thanks! LOL

Spaghetti-o's? I echo everyone else's thought on that. Can't handle slop-in-a-can. But I guess if I had to for a sweet little boy, I'd find a way! Much love & prayers!

Hope for Lucy said...

We are jumping for JOY with you my friend. I cant believe its time for you to get your sweet baby boy!
I mailed my check, so be checking your mailbox soon.
WE love you guys and praying for you.


P.S. I love your hair....too cute!!!!

Aimee said...

Laine!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Ps. I think you are pregnant.

living4him5 said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE that you got your dates so fast!! Well I just can't wait to read about your squatty potty/meat eating adventures!

Love you...PRAYING for you!

living4him5 said...

I meant to ask you this, please send me a payment link for your fundraiser, I'll like to buy some tickets.


Mike and Barb said...

Laine, SO SOON!!!! Wohoo! Weren't you JUST in China?? Can't wait to see how things go!!!
Much love, Barb

The Smith's said...

He is Good all the time! ! ! We are so glad that you are on your way to bring your precious little boy home. We will be praying for you every step of the way. We will also be watching your blog for updates.

The Collier Bunch said...

We are so excited that you are heading to China. Maria talks about Kevin just about every day and will be so excited to see him after you get home. We will pray for safe travel and quick bonding.

Tina said...

SOO Excited can't wait to follow along! Please don't hesitate to ask me for anything, I will be happy to help anyway I can!!

Stefanie said...

WOOOOHOOOO!! What a blessed surprise to check in and see your travel dates are so SOON!!!
My boys were praying for Kevin last night (he's one of the kiddos we pray for nightly :)) and I let them know he's going to be home SOON!!
Praising HIM!!!

TanyaLea said...

Oh my word...REALLY!! You will be there NEXT WEEK!!!! I should've sent my package to Khloe with you...though I would've had to probably send something smaller. But it cost me $50 to send...YIKES! Oh's the only one until we travel, and I think she's totally worth it! Just praying it gets there soon!!!

Can't wait to see you with sweet Kevin. SO excited for you...can you stow me away in one of your bags...oh yah, I'd be WAYYYYYYY over the weight limit! LOL!! ;)

Please give Khloe a big ol' smooch for me if you get to see her, and if you can take some photos or video, I would love it! Only if you have a chance though...don't take from your time with Kevin to do it. I'm just beyond excited to follow along on this leg of your journey. We will be praying you through! I bet the girls are SO excited to go, too!?!

Have fun and happy packing!!!

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya

Gwen Oatsvall said...

beyond excited sister !!! will be covering you in prayer!

MamaHen said...

Laine, I did get your email. Thanks so much!

Lisa said...

I am so happy for you! Can't wait to see him in your arms!