Wow! I still can't believe we're leaving tomorrow!! Every time I think I am through my checklist, I think of another few items to add to it. I finished up work yesterday and am off for the next 12 weeks, so getting all my projects across the finish line ended up being a very stressful day. All of my projects are done and a great new teammate of mine is going to handle my workload while I'm gone. Now, I can just enjoy the next 12 weeks with my family!! YAY!!
I think the toughest part of all of this is leaving Mia for 17 days. It just breaks my heart thinking about it, and Mia is not taking it well either. I just keep picturing her reaction when her "Da Xin Leila" finally comes home and then it will all be so worth it, but until then, it's going to be rough. At least I know she's going to be in good hands here. She has her own little entourage coming in to take care of her... my mom, my aunt and my mother-in-law. I'm just going to miss my baby so, SO much. I'd like to ask for some specific prayer requests. Of course, any and all prayers would be greatly appreciated.
Please pray for safe travels on all 10 of our flights.
Please pray for healthy travels for us and our fellow passengers. Getting quarantined is a very possible reality for anyone traveling into China right now... even if they are healthy, but another passenger departs the plane with a high temperature. (And that would have been Nolan earlier in the week.)
Please pray for Da Xin and the transition to her new life and family.
Please pray for Mia... that she may come to view staying home as her own little adventure with her Grandma, Nana, Aunt and friends and that our being gone doesn't trigger her night terrors.
Please pray for my mom - who will be with Mia for all 17 days - that she may have the energy and stamina to keep up with our little ball of energy and the patience to get through the trying times when Mia may be crying out for "MommyDaddyLeilaDaXinLeila".
If all goes as planned, my next post will be from CHINA!!! I hear that Blogger may be blocked in China, so I'm trying to figure out a Plan B. Not sure what that is yet.
And since we're leaving tomorrow, I see no harm in making Da Xin's private blog public. Please click here is you would like to see more photos of our beautiful, beautiful girl!
Please note: I haven't done a very good job keeping up with two blogs, so you will find that the info on the private blog is outdated, but all of the pictures that we have of our girl are there. That's all that's important, right? :)
DA XIN, HERE WE COME!!!