Sunday, December 30, 2007

Turat, Ready or Not Here We Come!

We can't believe it, the time to pick up our son is finally here. We are leaving tomorrow for the adventure of our lives!!! We have a plate on a plate rack, that we write on with a dry erase marker, in our kitchen, and we have been counting down since we got our travel dates. Megan has faithfully changed it everyday and today it said one more day until we leave to go get Turat. We have been packing, preparing documents, and getting details together of leaving our children home, for over a month now. At this point if it isn't done it isn't getting done. So I guess you could say we are officially ready. We will be traveling for at least 24 hours, including 4 planes, 3 layovers, and 4 different countries including Germany, and Turkey. We should be arriving to Kyrgyzstan around 2am on Jan. 2nd. We will have someone at the airport picking us up and taking us to our hotel. We should have a little time for a nap and then the facilitator for our adoption agency is suppose to come and get us sometime that morning to take us to the orphanage. I get chills just thinking of the moment we see Turat for the first time. Most people don't know this but Turat was officially ours, on paper, on December 19th. We did receive new pictures of him on Dec. 23rd which was a great Christmas present. We haven't seen pictures of him since October. He seems to be getting stronger, and bigger. Also he is sporting a new hairdo these days. They gave him a buzz hair cut. They do this in the orphanage for lice sake. I guess he will have lots of time to let his hair grow when we get him. We will hopefully be posting a picture of him on our blog as soon as we get him back to our hotel. That means by the time everyone here in United States gets up on January 2nd we should already have him.

Turat ready or not here we come!!!


the Hunts said...

It's the 31st! I can't imagine what you are feeling right now. I know that my parents can. We are so excited for you and your adventure that you are taking! We are praying for you and we are excited to hear from you soon! We love you!

The Hunts!

The Lehrs said...
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The Lehrs said...

Wahoo!! We've been thinking of you and smiling all day today... knowing the emotions you must be feeling, hoping your flights are going well, that you're feeling well, & that the guy behind you doesn't decide to take his shoes off exposing you to horrible foot odor all the way across the atlantic ocean, etc., etc. We are SO EXCITED for you & Turat! Can't wait to seem some of your first photos with him in your arms!! Lots of love, prayers, and goosebumps!!!

Mary Dressler said...

Cain and Kim you are probably going to meet your son any moment now!!! I'm so exited for you and I cannot wait to see the pictures of you with Turat!!!Yay!!!! Praying for you! Love ya, Mary Dressler