I know I have been MIA for a while. It isn’t because things were dull around here, because that is never the case. Unfortunately, I just have not been in a good place about this wait for traveling to China. In the past few weeks, it has really just gotten to me. It has seemed like we are so close to meeting our new daughter, and yet so far. Some days have just felt like an eternity as I have checked my messages a million times, hoping to hear about some kind of progress. I have been discouraged watching my online friends who I have shared this journey with continue to go through the process and pack their bags for China while we have just been stuck. Some days I have not really been able to think about Hannah Min herself, because it has just been too painful. I want to hold her so badly I can taste it!
The good news is that we received our Travel Approval today. It was a phone call that I have been imagining for weeks now, and I am so grateful that it came today. Tomorrow we should find out when we will be traveling. At this point, it all depends on when we can get an appointment at the U.S. Consulate at the end of our trip, to get Hannah’s Visa to travel to the U.S. If we can get an appointment the last week in September, we will be leaving on Wednesday of NEXT WEEK!! Unfortunately, there are holidays in China at the beginning of October, and government offices are shut down, so if we miss the September window, we will not be traveling for 4 weeks. I am trying hard not to get my hopes up too high, but I definitely have knots in my stomach knowing it is possible that we could hold our girl in less than 2 weeks!
We are coming sweet girl!!!!