Monday, July 19, 2010
Today was our American Consulate Appointment. Our guide went to the Consulate this morning to prepare the paperwork for Teresa's Visa. Normal procedure is for the family to return the next day for the Oath Ceremony , but the consulate allowed us to return today and take the oath and receive Teresa's Visa . This is usually a three day procedure and Teresa was allowed to be expedited because of her heart condition . We can now take the train tomorrow to Hong Kong . We tried to have our air fare changed to return home on Wednesday but the airline for this time was sold out. So now we will have one day to stay in Hong Kong before leaving for the 30 hours of travel home. It would be nice to take Teresa to Hong Kong Disneyland for a few hours, but this would depend upon her vitals and the heat and humidity .
This journey has been truly amazing. Four months ago when we stepped out in faith to adopt Teresa we knew it would be an adjustment for our family to welcome a child so sick . Once we held her in our arms all the fears of her condition just melted away. Her contagious smile and little laugh lights up the room . She loves life and it is so clear in her little eyes. She is so sweet and kind to her sisters and the love she gives to Ed and I melts our hearts. We are so blessed to have her as our daughter. So many miracles already surround her .
Please pray for Teresa to have no difficulty with her breathing or with her heart on the flight home.
She has come so far. I pray that GOD will lead her safely home to be with her forever family.
Posted by Our Family at 7/19/2010 11:50:00 AM