"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

Monday, May 21, 2012

60 days closer to Liana

Today is day 60 of our LOA wait so you know what that means...time to celebrate!  We are 60 days closer to getting our girl so tonight we had another little "party".  We had Chinese food (of course) and watched Mulan.  Okay, kind of a pathetic little party but it worked for us. 

 Ethan was not happy about taking a picture.  Haha!

We got one smile anyways. (Excuse his hair)

Look at that middle picture again.  Would you take them to China?  Hmm...Ella looks like a possibility but Ethan...you've got to be kidding, right?  I guess we're crazy because we just received their passports in the mail today.  We think it would be such a wonderful opportunity for the kids to be with us when we get Liana.  During our home study interview, I was nervous when our social worker asked us if we would be taking them because I thought that she would try to talk us out of it.  Surprisingly, she thought it would be great for the kids to see where Liana came from and for Liana to have them on the trip.  Let's face it, two overly excited, white adults who sound and look completely foreign are probably a pretty scary thing to face, especially when they're taking you from everything you've ever known.  Having Ella and Ethan around will hopefully make Liana feel more comfortable and watching them relate to us will help her to trust us and see that we're not so scary after all.  I'm really nervous about taking our first two cuties on our trip to get our third cutie but we feel like it's what's best for us.  My thinking is that we may regret it at times while we're on the trip but we'll always be glad that they've had that experience, to see the birthplace of their sister.  Not that it's set in stone.  Until we've bought our tickets, I reserve the right to change my mind. ;-)


  1. That sounds like a fun little party. It will be so exciting for them to get to come with you to get their new sister. So excited for you all.

  2. I completely agree that it may make the trip a little tougher at times, but you'll gain memories that you can share as a family forever. I think you're making a great decision going as a family. Can't wait to see my new "legs".

  3. This is going to be the trip of a lifetime, and I don't forsee you having one minute of regret at taking those darlings with you! You will all remember it for the rest of your lives, with great joy,(and a little amazement!) Oh the fun you will have, and the pictures you will take (PLEASE)! Most importantly, oh, the precious little girl you are bringing home!!!!!!! It's going to be SO exciting! I amjust so happy for all 5 of you, and can't wait til you are on your way. Dad and I are already praying about your trip, that the Lord will be your travel guide! Love you all,Mom