Thursday, August 28, 2008

Packing for Home

We are in our room because Merrilee is napping.

In two and a half hours we make our last stop at the US Consulate and pick up Merrilee's visa and the paperwork to give to Customs that makes her a US citizen.

This has been an incredible trip. Because of China's new rules we will not be able to adopt again (Mark will be too old.)

We know there are thousands of US families still waiting for matches and we hope all of their dreams come true too.

We're done shopping. After the Consulate it's a quick dinner and then packing. Our bags get picked up at 5am and we head to the airport at 5:50am. It's almost 5 hours to Tokyo...almost 12 hours from Tokyo to Detroit and about an hour and 45 minutes from Detroit to BWI.

Merrilee is looking forward to meeting all of you...and of course, Bogart and Bacall.

And we are ALL looking forward to being back home.

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1 comment:

Sharon Jones said...

Oh My Little Darling,

In twenty four hours, you will be HOME! I am amazed at all that your parents have done for you. Their love and devotion to you is unmeasurable. You can feel it now, but one day you will know just how much they love you.

Mommy has lots of goodies to keep things fun for you on the plane ride home. And Daddy will be there to read lots of books.

wŏ ài nĭ,
Auntie Sharon


Mark and Beth,

You must be thrilled to finally bring your baby home. I am so excited for you all. My prayers, hugs and kisses are with you for a safe trip home.

With love and friendship,