I’m not into numerology and I don’t have a lucky number but if I had to pick a number that’s been pretty special it would be “ten”. God has chosen some special ways to use the number ten in my life.
- March 10, 2007 Michael Luke and I got married.
- November 10, 2011 Noah was born.
- The tenth of every month Michael Luke brings me flowers… I forget nearly every month… honest.
- July 10, 2013 Mother’s Choice matched us with Esther.
- December 10, we received updated pictures of Esther with her Christmas dress.
- January 10 we received our High Court Order for Esther. You know the little thing that says Hong Kong approves and we can come and get her… no biggee.
- 10 weeks… the number of weeks it took us to get High Court Approval.
Yep. Right as I had decided I probably wouldn’t hear from our social worker on Friday she surprised me with a phone call. I love surprises! Amidst all the excitement I was a little bummed at first because I found out we won’t be traveling a week later as we had hoped. You see there is this little thing coming up called Chinese New Year. You know… Just a little celebration where the government likes to shut down for a week or two and tons of people spend their holiday in Hong Kong.
I could hardly be bummed once I found out that we will possibly be meeting Esther February 10th. It’s like it’s God’s way of reminding me that everything is happening in His timing and that He is in control. Better Him than me.
I’m also thankful that we have a few weeks before travel. It gives us time to do our research on the best flights and prices available. Not that any of the prices are really that great when you wait until three weeks before travel to book an international trip. I don’t recommend it. We also have time to finish up our mud wall project and hopefully get the rest of the house in order. Not to mention pack! I started packing Noah’s carry-on a couple of weeks ago and plan to share what’s inside her bag before we travel and how successful it was after travel.
Next step… book our trip! We hope to book our trip later this week but we are waiting on one final ok from immigration and DHR… seems there was a little slip up when we switched from Peru to Hong Kong but hopefully it will be taken care of quickly. Let’s just pray our government can handle this in a timely matter.
Do you have a special number in your life? A date, time, or place God likes to use for you. Maybe you have some travel advice for flying/traveling internationally with a/two toddler(s)? I would love to hear what worked and didn’t work for you and your little one while traveling.
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