Wednesday, January 18, 2012

9 Days - Oh My!



                                                                                                                   
This post is long overdue but since my head feels like it is spinning in a billion different directions, this is the 1st chance I have had to sit down and share anything.  We did get updated pictures of Leiney Grace.  She doesn't look quite as happy as her last pictures.  One thought struck me as I looked at these pictures - she has on 2 sweaters and a big coat, and she is inside.  Makes me wonder if it is that cold in the orphanage.  I hope not.  The update states she is currently "healthy" - sure hope that lasts at least until we can get her home.  Based on measurements, she wears a size 12 shoe and is 5 inches taller than Ellie.  We will soon find out how accurate they really are.

I can't believe we leave in 9 days.  Although my head does feel like it is in constant motion due to the random thoughts that continuously bombard my brain, much has and is being accomplished. . .
5 homemade meals in the freezer
3 loaves of Amish bread in the freezer for breakfast
travel necessities purchased
airline tickets booked
hotels reserved
visas in progress
to-do lists made for those who will be being me while I'm gone
2 fundraisers near completion
long underwear bought for the 30 degree Beijing weather
Leiney Grace's closet and room ready
appointment with cardiologist made for 2/13
a whole more that my tired brain can't recall
last but not least. . .
a 8 hour trip to purchase a new ride which will seat our
Super Sized Family!
(picture on next post)







6 comments:

Rebecca Sibley said...

I am excited for your family!! Just got back from MS with my Mama and wrote MB to see if tickets are still available for the BBQ. Love ya! Rebecca

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

So excited for you, Jan! Can't believe it's so close! Praying for you all!

Tammy

Elaine said...

We're praying for safe travels and a sweet "gotcha day"!! We're SO excited for you and pray God's hand of peace on you as you finalize the last few details before you leave.

roomforatleastonemore said...

WE will just miss you! We leave Jan. 30 for Beijing and will meet our girl on Feb. 5, to GUZ on Feb. 10, CA on Feb. 13, and fly home on Feb. 15.

Our cardio appt. is set for Feb. 21!

I'll be keeping up here so please update as you're able especially after you get home and find out about what is ahead with cardiac care.

Prayers for the journey ahead!!!

roomforatleastonemore said...

WE will just miss you! We leave Jan. 30 for Beijing and will meet our girl on Feb. 5, to GUZ on Feb. 10, CA on Feb. 13, and fly home on Feb. 15.

Our cardio appt. is set for Feb. 21!

I'll be keeping up here so please update as you're able especially after you get home and find out about what is ahead with cardiac care.

Prayers for the journey ahead!!!

The Rose Family said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my!!!! Please email us and tell us if we can please house any of the Bryants or if I could come and help while you're gone. :) Only 3 days....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! God bless and you KNOW you'll be in our prayers!!!!!!
-Emily