Wednesday, October 6, 2010

KOREA BOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This morning I was determined to not call DC to check on the status of Annalee's Visa. As I prepared to leave for work, I decided to check my email and saw that another family also waiting for Visa had their son's issued  I just had to call.

Eric in DC answered the phone and after less than a minute he said her issue was issued today!!!! Woohoo!!! I told him he had just made a mommy very happy and he said, well I guess I should congratulate you, huh, Well Congratulations! In the most laid back tone ever!

So, I decided to head to work since my friend Rachel had Visa issued last Wednesday and received her Travel Call on Friday. I was in my second of three meetings and it had just started when I received a text from my husband to call him right away...I sent a text back saying "Lisa called didn't she, what did she say?"

He indicated yes, but it was way too much to text. Let me just tell you that meeting went on forever!!! An hour or more later the meeting finally started to break up and I told them I had to hubby let me know that Lisa needed my travel booked today if we wanted to leave within 48 hours!

Last night there were no hotels in our price range that we could find and flights were higher than last I had actually emailed to see what it would entail to switch from travel to escort. However, they gave us the name of this awesome guy named Erle that is a legend in booking adoption travel.

Between meetings I called Erle just to see what it would entail to use their services. He asked where we lived. I told him I wanted to fly out of Airport A and was planning to take my 10 year old son, but with what I had seen it would probably just be me. Well, Airport A was flights on the 8th or 9th. So, he asked for another airport. I told him our family is near Airport B and would love to have us fly in there.

Within less than 30 minutes not only did he have tickets for me, our son, and our girl to fly out of & into Airport B, but also a hotel within walking distance of our agency and at a great discounted rate. Needless to say his service were well worth the minimal fee they charged! We are leaving for Seoul Friday and after a long 9 hour lay-over in Chicago, we should arrive in Seoul Sunday morning. We are still waiting tomorrow to find out if we will meet Annalee on Monday or Tuesday before returning home on Wednesday night.

I can't believe this day is finally here! Now I have to go pack and start getting all my documentation done to wrap up my last day of work tomorrow before adoption leave!!!! Yeah!!!! Praise the Lord for guiding us and making clear our path on this journey!!!!


  1. OMGOSH! The day has come! Can you believe it yet?!? I'm so happy for you! Congrats and bring that sweet baby girl home, mamma! ;)

  2. I hope you know how very excited I am for you!!! You have been such an encouragement and friend to me through this journey and I can't wait to "watch" your trip to get your girl! You need to take lots of notes so you can give me lots of advice. I'm definitely going to want Erle's number! :) I will be praying for you and stalking your blog and FB. Have a wonderful trip!!!

  3. I am so happy for you! And just like Amy said, take lots of notes....we will be asking you ALL kinds of questions when you get back. I just praise God for you and your friendship. Hopefully we will all be getting referrals soon too and then all our kiddos can have playdates together! I will be praying for a safe trip and a smooth plane ride home! God Bless!

  4. congratulations I am soooo excited for you!!