Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Molly, here we come!

In one week I will be holding my daughter. 
In one week all the stress and headache will be worth it.
In one week I will have 'seen' China.
In one week I will be a mom.
In one week I will want my mom with me.
In one week I will be comforting my scared daughter.
In one week I will be longing for the comforts of home.
In one week I will have traveled 8,000 miles...only half of the journey.
In one week I will be breathing easier with my daughter in my arms.  
In one week...168 hours from now.
One.  Week.

It's hard to explain how you feel when you are looking towards a 23 hour day of travel to fly across the world to be united with your child.  My feelings right now are calm.  I'm quite amazed actually.  I'm sitting in the quietness of my home trying to formulate words for my final blog post as a single woman sans kids!  I just feel like every bit of effort, time, money, and energy I've put into this journey is about to come to fruition.  That is a wonderful feeling, but also a feeling of such calmness and rightness...as if I'm so certain this is what I'm supposed to do in my life at this moment.  God has prepared me for this exact purpose and for that I'm extremely grateful!  I'm praying he maintains this sense of peace within my soul throughout the next two weeks...and beyond.  There have been questions and doubts along the journey, but not now.  Everyone has asked me..."how are you feeling?"  I feel great!  I wonder how I should feel that within a few days from now my whole life is about to change?  ha!!  Should I be scared of the journey to come?  

I have packed, charged batteries, stuffed small toys into side pockets of our luggage, purchased prescriptions for any number of illnesses that may occur, precisely organized my paperwork for the officials, reserved plane seats, read about attachment, adoption, single parenting, cleaned the house, left instructions/requests for my mom and my neighbor, paid the bills ahead of time, and most importantly prayed it up! 

So as I get ready to embark on the journey ahead, I ask you to pray for Molly, Eddie, and me.  I don't know where I'd be without the blogging community!  I will keep the blog updated as best I can through my good friend, Danielle.  So keep checking in!!

*  For detailed prayer requests specific for our itinerary, check under the "Journey to China" page.


Shauna and MacLean said...

We will say extra prayers every night for you. Have a wonderful journey. Bless you and have a safe journey.
Shauna and MacLean xo

KatieB. said...

Praying for safe travels for you and Eddie and that your peaceful feeling stays with you! See you and your daughter on the flip side :)

Tippa Glover said...

Oh Amy!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! I'll be praying for your journey and for you and Molly!!! Cannot wait to hear all about it!!!

groovy mama said...

Okay i cant wait!!!! Anyhow take my email and let me know if you have any questions about ABS once you get your precious girl...All will be fine!

Enjoy your time in China, it goes fast :0)


Laurie said...

I don't even know you and all day today I kept thinking- oh my gosh, Amy leaves tomorrow! How wonderful that you'll be spending your 1st Mother's Day in China with your new daughter. I'll be looking forward to daily updates and can't wait to see you hold your baby for the first time! :) God bless the journey!

Emily Doss said...

Told some friends that you were headed out tomorrow. Will be praying!!

Danielle Moss // Graphic Design and Photography said...

I WANT TO CRY. So glad I got to chat with you one last time before you had Molly in your arms. My heart feels like it's going to burst.

I am going to lose it when I see photos of you holding your baby girl.

Prayers for safe travel and a great adjustment/attachment for sweet Molly. I cannot wait to meet her. Hopefully this year???

SO SO SO EXCITED. By the way, just realized it will be really weird if I leave comments on the posts that I publish, but I may have to. Haha.

Sending you lots of love!!!!! Give Molly a big hug for me and tell her she's the luckiest girl in the world to have such a great mom {because she really is!!!}

Dan and Karen said...

In one week you will love China so much you will yearn to return so you can soak some more of it in.

We'll be praying for you fervently. Soak in every moment of this wonderful journey: the good and the bad, the "amazeing" and the routine, the highs and the lows, the joys and the sorrows.

God bless you on this wonderful journey you are embarking on!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. We will pray for you, Eddie and Molly to have a safe journey. Your little girl is beautiful. Also, kudos on the new home. Cabrina, Ray and Aaron Brown

Anonymous said...

The entire Prince family is praying for all. Have a great trip. I'm sure it's one you'll never forget. Can't wait to one day see Molly in person.

Skip & Family

Becky said...

My thoughts and prayers will be flying with you. When my son lived there, they were part of establishing the first 'state recognized' Baptist church ever! They loved China.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

Love it! I remember that first day you saw her face. Amazing isn't it! And it only gets better! Good Ole southern hugs from NC.

Angie said...

I have thought about you ALL day! praying for safe travels and easy transition to the time change!

jennifer harrison said...

Amy - I have loved following your blog these past few months. As a new mom myself, it has been really special for me to see how so many women take many different steps to arrive the same destination: a time and a place where we can hold our sweet children in our arms. I am sending you so much positive energy and good thoughts for a safe journey. I can't wait for more photos and updates. Travel well. Congratulations.

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