Saturday, March 26, 2011

hold on little buddy, we're coming!!!

I can't believe it but we're KOREA BOUND!!!!

Our travel call came Thursday around lunch time and less than 48 hours later, we're sitting in the airport waiting to board our plane. The reality of this is...well...not reality yet!!

We leave for Chicago in about 30 minutes and we'll party in Chicago for 4 hours and then around noon we'll board our plane for our final destination..SAM!!!

So far, we've endured the hardest part of this entire ordeal - leaving my baby girls! From the moment this process began, I've dreaded that part. Now there's not a lot I claim to do well, but I can do Mommy. (And even then, I sure don't claim to be expert!) So leaving my little ones this morning was the beginning of these different kind of labor pains!

My girls are in good hands. Make that great hands! They are pumped about their time with Mimi and I know things will be great back home. We have also been blessed with any amazing group of friends and family who love my girls like their own, so I don't worry. But I'm a mother hen who likes her little ones close by. I love thunderstorms at night because my babies find their way into our bed and I love it! I love hotels because we all get to sleep in the room together. So this hurts.

But now my other baby is across the big pond and it's time to bring him home! I didn't know it was possible to feel so many emotions all at once. I'm excited beyond belief, but scared to the point of stomach pains. So very sad to leave my babies, but so very excited to get my baby!

We are going to do our best to keep this updated so that our friends and family can be a part of this journey. We want you in the "labor room" with us! :)

We ask that you pray. Pray for safety. Pray for peace and confidence in the mighty hand of God. Pray for all my babies! Pray for Mom as she spends "a week in the life of me." Pray specifically that we'll be allowed to have Sam on Wednesday night before we fly home Thursday. Pray for God to be made much of!

More to come later!!


  1. I am so happy for Sam to have a wonderful mother like you (tearing up now)!! Safe travels and lots and lots of love to you and your growing family.

  2. Sooo happy for all of you!!! Tears have been flowing this morning and prayers are going up for you all. Hope you have a safe trip - I love all of you so much and looking forward to meeting my new nephew real soon!! Love & hugs..AJ