Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Our last day in China

It's hard to believe we are heading home tomorrow! It feels like this journey has taken forever, and yet it's a little bittersweet for this part to be over. I am anxious to get home, and to get settled back into a routine again. We think Addison might have an ear infection, she is still running a fever. Thankfully, we already have a dr. appt. set up for Thursday. Russ and I are coming down with some kind of cold. So please pray us through the next 36-48 hours. We had our final oath ceremony today at the American Consulate, where we received Addison's Chinese passport, Visa, and final adoption documents. When she touches ground in the USA she will become an American citizen!! For anyone that is meeting us at the airport, we arrive at Ohare on Wednesday morning at 11:35 am. United Airlines flight 0896 from Hong Kong. I cannot wait to get home!! I love this verse, and wanted to share it with all of you, giving thanks to God our Father. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. We are so thankful for Addison, for our loving family, and wonderful friends who have shared in this journey with us.

With much love and gratitude,

The Carlson's Russ, Becki, Alyssa, Riley AND Addison!!!


Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you.
The Serby's

Anonymous said...

We'll be praying for your health and safety on your trip home. Addison looks so different from her original photos. Can't wait to see her in person! My favorite hymn is TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HATH DONE!


Anonymous said...

We are praying for your flight, your health, your rest, and your strength!!

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

Godspeed -- or as Todd often says, go with God, but go! You're almost home!!!

Julie and Todd

Lisa said...

You'll be waking up soon and getting ready to leave. I know you're sad to be leaving--but don't worry; we'll all go back together someday!

I won't be able to check email after I leave the office today so if something changes and you need to reach me, call your house collect! I promise I'll accept the charges. :)

Otherwise--see you soon!!!!! Can't wait!


Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you as you travel home!

Blessings to you all,
The Holsberrys
Group 255

Anonymous said...

praying for your trip home!!!
wishi could be there. but theres something waiting in the mail!-KEndra

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Addison is beautiful and we can't wait to meet her and have a neighborhood playdate!
Jay, Kathy & Jordan Urbanowski