Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gotcha Day Update

Well, so it sounds like we will have our Gotcha day as originally planned on Monday. This brings us SO MUCH relief to know we do not have to endure a day of rushing around all stressed out, to then go pick up Hannah who will also be stressed out. The calmer and more organized we are, then better we will all make that transition.

Now maybe I can nap on the train (cause I woke at 3 am today) instead of pack her a diaper bag and gather and check paperwork. Although, it's kinda sad to think she has to stay one more night. :(

Please pray God will give her the strength and peace over the next 24ish hrs. Also, pray she too will get a good nights sleep.

Thanks for all the prayer friends! BTW, we love hearing from each of you...kind of brings a feeling of home to China (which we sometimes need). The boys get SO excited when their friends or family leaves a little message for them too. So good to hear you really are praying...DON'T STOP!!!!!

~The Campbell Family


granny sims said...

Can't wait to see pictures of that sweet little thing in your possession ;-) We are not sleeping either, too excited.
Tell Mark & Charles that papa & granny can't wait to see Hannaha and her two big brothers. Take bunches of pictures.
We love you, all 5 of you ;-) !!!
Be safe and we will see you soon!!!

Becky said...

I'm so glad you are still updating your blog while you're gone, despite being exhausted!! We are having a great time living vicariously through you. We are praying for all for of you, for little Hannah, for her caretakers, and for your sweet friends on this journey. Can't wait to see your post with her in your arms!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the day is quickly approaching and I am over the moon excited for you guys! He has planned this day before the beginning of time and knows exactly how it will unfold! We can't wait to see Hannah in your arms! A precious family who has gone before the Lord with so many petitions, her safety, her health, her emotional well being, but mostly her heart. That He would guard and protect it but also call it to be His!! Thank you Jesus sweet Hannah will have an opportunity to see Jesus Christ through the unconditional love you have for her, and she will surely hear how much He loves her! Praying for it all!!!

From Zoe, we miss you and can't wait to see pictures of you both with Hannah! You are going to be great big brothers. And I can't wait to have a playdate with Hannah and Myla with you!

Love from the Trammels!!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

MANY prayers going up from Keller, TX!!! You are ever on our minds and in our hearts.

Can't wait to hear that you are all together as you were destined to be!

Much love and continued prayers for you guys and sweet baby girl,
The Freels

P.S. What's up with the toilet?

Donna Hill said...

I sent this to you by text, but not sure you got know me...I'm not good with words, so I borrowed this because I thought it was so fitting!!! Hope you don't mind me posting this on your blog......

KISSES IN THE WIND    (The Waiting Child's Lullabye)

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...
Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.
But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.

--- © Pamela Durkota, written for Josh

Pam and Jeff said...

We are Campbells who just came back from Hangzhou. We are so excited to follow your blog. Cannot wait to see that sweet girl in your arms!

Sammons said...

Praying for you all and especially Hannah tonight.
May you get all the rest you need and may her heart
Be prepared for what is to come. Love love love from
The family God planned long ago to be all hers!
Our little girl is in the orphanage in Hangzhou with your
Hannah tonight. Their last night together, little Maya is leaving with your daughter too, I am guessing they were all roomies :) My little song LiQin will have to wait a little longer for her mommy and daddy. She has a severe heart condition and needs to get home for surgery. We are trying our very hardest to move Fast! Jennifer stone is taking a
package to her from us, I am so excited about that!
Know that there is a whole family in Arizona praying you all safely home with your precious Hannah!
Hugs, Mary

Anonymous said...

Howdy, Neighbors!

Loving your blog updates with the pictures. Y'all have been in our prayers and will continue to be. So very excited for you and can't wait to see pictures of the WHOLE family for the first time!
It's been raining so everything will be fresh and green for your homecoming!
Much love...

granny sims said...

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry and post a family picture! Tonight our time is when you finally get to hold her for the first time. We are all beside ourselves with anxiety.. Twelve more days till we finally get to meet our new granddaughter. We are praying for a smooth transition for her. She has no idea how much love she will receive from this crazy Sims family. Why does time go so slow when you want it to hurry up ?

Anonymous said...

It's 10:47p.m. in Beijing!!! I hope and pray you are sleeping, but I am doubting that is possible! I have been induced twice and know how hard it is to sleep the night before you see your sweet baby face to face:) The day we have been awaiting for so long is finally here! God is a God Who hears and He, no doubt, has heard ALL of your prayers and the prayers of the saints. Take comfort in knowing that God is in control of this day, and not anyone else! He has known of this day and all the details in it before He laid the foundations of the earth! We are praying for a supernatural bonding between Hannah and you, Charlie, Mark and Charles. We are praying for more smiles and giggles than frowns and tears. We are praying that the moment Hannah sees you all that the Lord whispers to her spirit, "Here they are! The family I have prepared for you!" and that she just knows. I love in Genesis when the Lord asks, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" The answer, nope. He can do it. He is a God Who hears and sees. I can't wait to check in later! Sleep well...we are covering you all in prayer over here!