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Booked it!

After 24 hours of craziness trying to find the best deal—we booked our tickets! Unfortunately, we aren’t able to use our SkyMiles…but the cupcake fundraiser we did perfectly covers my ticket and Isaac’s…so we are good! My mom and my sister will be traveling with me to help with bottle making, picture taking and of course lovin’ on babies at the orphanage (because we all know this momma is not putting Isaac down or letting anyone hold him for awhile;). I sure enough have a rockin’ momma and sister to pay their ways just to HELP ME and serve…I feel so blessed and thankful!

Y’all go ahead and smile, wink and giggle because Rico Suave (that’d be Rich…the hubby) has insisted on staying behind to keep our 3 children here on their schedules and in their normal routines to make for a smooth transition for Mr.Isaac. He feels called to play Mr.Mom for 7 days…and I have a feelin’ he’ll have a blast—but this role I play will be well appreciated upon my return I have no doubt. And since Frank is going through a bit of seperation anxiety these days—this will keep Frank from being too clingy upon my return making Isaac’s transition easier too (we hope!).

Sooooo…the tickets are booked and we leave in less than 17 DAYS! On June 27th…Isaac T. Young will be in my arms and on July 2nd we’ll be united as a family of SIX! This. Is. REALLY. happening!!!! I’m just so overjoyed and THANKFUL! Am I sure this is earth and not heaven? I get to be a mommy of four beautiful children?! I get to stay at home and love on them every day?! PINCH! PINCH! PINCH! Nope, I’m NOT dreaming! It is really happening!

Now…time for a Babies R Us run to get formula, baby food, bottle liners, new bottles…oh this is gonna be a fun couple of weeks getting ready! Isaac, my love, we can’t wait to get you home!!! It won’t be long now! This will be your LAST month in the orphanage…YOU ARE COMING HOME!!!!!

Renea - June 8, 2010 - 4:38 pm

I knew this day would come!!!! You have been ever present on my mind and in my prayers!!! Been missing you and all the updates, but excited to come back to see travel dates!!! All that waiting is coming to an end! Merci Jezi!!!! Blessed be the name of the Lord!!! ♥

Rachel Bell - June 8, 2010 - 5:30 pm

That’s such great news! I can’t wait to see Isaac!

Amy - June 8, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Sooooooooooooooo happy for you!!! Okay, slightly jealous of this travel group, but since so many of my friends are going I expect lots of pictures of Malachi 😉 And maybe a little lovin from your mom and sister?

I seriously am so so sooooooo excited to see Isaac in your arms!!!

Elle J - June 8, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Read this. Got chills. Eye swelled. So HAPPY for you. Perfect plans from God.

Jenny - June 8, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Such exciting news! It’s really official…..would love to hear what airline you decided on (just for future reference when we travel). What a sweet week the last week of June will be! CANNOT wait to see that little guy in your arms.

april - June 8, 2010 - 6:08 pm

oh how exciting! so happy for you! just think…before you know it he will be in your arms!

Jenn - June 8, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Woohooo!! I’m hoping you’ll be able to blog from ET! (And hoping you just might get to hold my little guy while you are there too). This is CRAZY exciting! SO thrilled for all of you!


Dawn - June 8, 2010 - 8:19 pm

Have I stated how incredibly excited I am for you???? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see him in your arms! Your husband is brave, and AWESOME!!!

Melanie Strobel - June 8, 2010 - 9:14 pm

We are sooo excited for all of you- especially Isaac. He is coming home!

natali - June 8, 2010 - 10:59 pm

i’m so so excited for you guys & for isaac! woohoooOO!! hang on little guy, you’re momma is comin’! 😀

Lisa - June 9, 2010 - 3:20 am

hey there, I have been loving being blessed by seeing God’s power in each of your posts. I am so thankful to God that he’s using you and your family to be instruments of change for good in Isaac’s life. I love reading your blog (tho’ almost never comment, as I read it in a reader, tho’ would love to comment much more). I’m the one from Aussie-land who posed all those kid’s devotionals questions to you all those months ago, and they’re going great, thanks for the ideas. Well, now we’re back in Thailand where we’re missionaries, so I’m sending up prayers for you all from over here. God keeps on blessing!

marci - June 9, 2010 - 11:50 am

Tears in my eyes. Last looking at the stars last night I was wondering if Isaac sees the same stars …how blest this liitle one is to be coming home to your family. The love is strong because your trust and foundation is in Christ Jesus.

amy beyer - June 9, 2010 - 11:44 pm

my eyes are filled with tears!! your love for your 4 darlings is felt through each word you write!!! xoxo

Tiffany - June 11, 2010 - 4:26 pm

What wonderful news!!!! I get updates from your sister when I run into her, but now that school is over, it has been less frequently. How amazing that your baby boy will be home in just a few weeks. I will pray that your adjustment is as smooth as can be and that God provides the needed patience and stamina as you love this little one. Caleb was 9 months when we got him and he is still very fearful of strangers. The adjustment was a bit difficult, but after almost 4 months, he is doing beautifully. It is so wonderful to hear that Isaac is gaining weight…and also that he is fussy. 🙂 Really, I think that is such a good sign. Many times the Ethiopian caregivers mislabel “emotionally shut-down” for “happy and content.” The fact that he is voicing his opinion is very healthy I think. I can’t wait to see pictures!