Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2 hours and 45 minutes to go..

The tension in this hotel room is thick. We are pacing the floor. Back and forth, back and forth. We have been in here for 3 hours watching the clock go tick-tock, tick-tock. We have been praying that Lily would have safe travels to Taiyuan.

Pray for my heart, that it won't bust wide open!! I know that I will have a peace that surpasses all understanding. I know it. I have had it before, in a time, when I thought I wouldn't be able to take another breath. I have no doubt that it will be there today.

OK, so Carlton and I are gonna go grab a little bite to eat. Then, we go to the lobby to review paperwork. Then......off to the Civil Affairs Office. Oh, me, my hands are shaking as I type this.

The next post will be of our daughter.

love you all,
aimee

14 comments:

Laura said...

I'm praying now...breathe...I so pray you are hearing His sweet voice say to you, "Well done!" I know HE will be with you each step of the next part of this journey.

I'm keeping the laptop by my bed so I can check in the middle of the night!

Love you,
Laura

Crystal said...

Praying for you both now, Aimee! I might just have to keep the laptop in the bed too!

Crystal Joplin

Jessica said...

Lets start a trend...I'm keeping my laptop next to me too :)

Oh precious Aimee...I am praying. God is with you guys right now and He will be with you every step of the way.

loving you and praying for you!
Jess

Friends and Family said...

I will be praying for you all; we can't wait to hear all about Lily and see pictures of you all together! ENJOY!!!!

Anna Catherine said...

I am doing the same... laptop by my bed! I am praying for yall! I can't wait for pictures/video! Love- Anna Catherine

DonnaK said...

well....I don't have a laptop, but believe me if I could get this desktop in my bed it would be there!! I will still be up checking though!! :) I am praying for safe travel for Lily!! (please Lord prepare her little heart for what is at the end of that ride!!) I am praying for you to have that peace that can only come from your Daddy in Heaven!! You know He will be all around you! I pray that His arms will wrap around all 3 of you as soon as you see her and for days to come as she comes to realize you are her family!! Oh, I can't imagine the emotions!! I just can't!
Love~Donna Kay!

tbothof said...

Aimee, I am praying for you guys right now! Praying for peace for you and safety for your daughter and joy, joy, joy for all of you when you meet!!! Hope to be able to see you again before we all head back to the US :)
Love,
Terri B

PS Ryan is doing unbelievably well today! What a blessing!

Jessica said...

Praying for you both!!! Praying for sweet Lily and her travel. I have been thinking about her and her bus ride. Oh, what must be going through her mind and at the end she has two precious parents waiting for her and sooo many praying for her. Look forward to the next update!!!

just a little funny!!! my labtop is on the night stand!!!

Love ya, Kadle

Krystal said...

I made chicken stir-fry tonight. I must be thinking about China a lot!

As I head off to bed here in California (with a rare snowfall to boot!), I will be praying for all of you. And, if I have to get up with a kid in the middle of the night - likely - you'd better believe I'll be checking your blog!!! I'm gonna purposely leave the computer on so I can check easily...

Have a blast!

Cathy said...

Aimee and Carlton, Just up and praying for you as you are about to meet your sweet, sweet Lily. I can't wait to wake in the morning and see pictures. Now tonight, when you can't sleep you can breathe your Lily in and just snuggle next to her sweet face. Forever....

Katy Watters said...

staying tuned....

Nicole said...

LILY!!!! I can't wait to see your pretty little face...I don't think Iam gonna sleep tonight :) Iam too excited....

helen said...

uh, my god , i can not wait to see lily's pretty little face,i can not do anything , i should find out something to distract my attention, so excited, i will waiting for you on skype ,you must be on the way to the Civil Affairs Bureau, right? o. i want to hug you .
oh , so many friend wanting for toaday , they are so nice , welcome all of you come to china ,to beijing , to my home , i cook for you :) Delicious dumpling :):):)

pooja said...

hey mrs aimee we saw the videos and thy r soo emotional and i cant wait till you all come back with LILY!SHE IS SOOO ADORABLE!Pooja is still doing good in school.she is getting far in her split.jasmin is also doing very well in school.
love
jasmin
& pooja