Thursday, March 6, 2008

A BIG THANK YOU!!!!


I wanted to give a quick update on the story behind our plane tickets! My sister is a nanny to one of the greatest little girls of all time....named Annalise. She really is like part of our family...we love her so much!! Her dad heard that we were going on this trip....and told Lauren he wanted to pay for my mom's plane ticket!!!!! Thank you so much Jeff....it means the world to us. What a gift you gave to us!

Then, we were able to use my dad's frequent flyer miles....let me tell you (for those of you that don't have frequent flyer miles)...it has to be a MIRACLE to actually use them)!! I spent a few hours on the phone back and forth between Delta and AMEX...and IT WORKED!! THANK YOU SO MUCH DAD!!!! We couldn't have gone without these.

So, LET THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUE........19 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! I already cried last night thinking about having to say goodbye. Yikes....I need to focus on the positive....we will be there soon sweet baby!!

Love you all,
Lindsey

P.S. HAPPY 8 MONTHS SWEET GIRL!!!!!!

17 comments:

Suzanne and Jayme said...

It truley is a blessing to come across so many caring people when stress, anxiety and so much other junk gets in the way. I hope you have an amazing trip.

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Greta Jo said...

Yea! Our God is so Awesome!

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

Lindsey...I just had to say goodbye to Malaena 2 weeks ago. The positive side to that was it was the LAST time. Next time I see her, she will be ours forever. Silver lining to every cloud. Focus on the time with her cause today you are one day closer to having her home FOREVER! Yippee! Cheri

Amanda said...

sounds similar to how I'm getting to go!! God is so good!!

jlo said...

FYI
Next time you need to use those frequent flyer miles, they change on a weekly if not daily basis on how many the airline requires, at least with Continental. When I used mine to go on our honeymoon to Kauai, I called and was told 45,000, 75,000, 70,000, and finally 52,000 on different days. Its like playing the stock market I guess?

We are excited for you guys and can't wait for Oaklee to meet the Wheelers.

Bobbi said...

Letting them go is always the toughtest part.

God works. He knows what we need, when we need it, and when we can't go on any longer without it.

Can't wait to see you with her again. AND, your Mom gets to meet her. How wonderful.

Rachel said...

Our God is so good! Continuing to pray....((((Hugs))))

The Heinrichs said...

So glad everything worked out! We were at Target again filling the cart with all kinds of goodies for our trip! Anyway we can make our days go faster other than trying to sleep all day?!?!?
Love,
Deanna

Terry said...

I always started dreading leaving long before we even got there (and you should have seen the breakdowns I had in the lobby on good-bye days). It is so hard to let them go, but spending this precious time with them is a blessing. One day, you won't have to leave her again. For now, just enjoy every second you have to spend with her knowing that she will be home soon.

Terry

Maria said...

That's such awesome news, Lindsey! God indeed is very good. :) Definitely focus on the positive. It's so very hard to leave them behind, but enjoy your time there. You will never ever regret visiting regardless of how many times you go. This time is ultimately precious and irreplaceable. ((((HUGS))))

Whitney said...

Those frequent flyer miles are a blessing! Praying the Lord prepares you all for your trip and all the emotions that go with it.

Jami said...

WHO HOOO 19 days!!!

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

God is good!! Congratulations!!

Lou said...

Lindsey,
I am so happy that you are able to go see your sweet girlie again! I know you guys will have a wonderful time...... I just got back Tuesday and am missing Essie like crazy. I wouldn't trade those moments for ANYTHING. I am already dyin' to go back!

Reba said...

Oh, my heart already hurts for you when you leave. I remember oh so well in both adoptions the good-byes on visit trips. In fact, on our second one to visit Maria (she was almost 2 at the time), she cried when we left...I still cannot watch that video. Too emotional. But it is worth every second to have those pictures, have those memories...and hopefully soon you will go back to bring her home!
Reba

the Schommer family said...

You are in our prayers for your upcoming trip and for more unexpected blessings.

The gFamily said...

Happy 8 months sweet baby girl!

I am so happy that you get to go see your baby girl so soon!! YAY!! God is so good! He always provides!!!