Monday, February 25, 2008

We're OUTTA HERE!!!!!

I've got good news folks...

The Johnson's are goin' to China
March 13th!!!

Kristen Hussa, our travel coordinator called Eric just after 10:00am this morning to tell us they are putting together a small special needs group to leave 2 weeks from Thursday. Thank you precious Jesus! It looked for a few days like we would not meet our daughter until March 31, but now we will get to hold her for the first time on Monday March 17. Yeah!

When he called me at work to pass along the incredible news, I screamed and jumped, and jumped and shouted, and screamed and shouted some more (I THINK he still has hearing in his right ear...?). I can't stop pinching myself. Is this for real? W - O - W! I'm gonna be a MOM!!!

We will get spend Palm Sunday worshipping in Beijing (what IS the name of that church...?) with believers from around the world - SO cool - and then we will meet Noelle on St. Patrick's Day! Eric and I have a special top all picked out for her to wear later that afternoon. It's green and white, has a big shamrock on the front, and says "Kiss Me, I'm Adorable". Alright, you might think that's weird, but I absolutely LOVE anything Irish. Besides, it's totally appropriate that Noelle wear the little t-shirt, 'cause it's part of her heritage (Eric's mom is part Irish)! ;-)

So. That gives us 16 days to finish preparing for
The Trip of Our Lives.

Oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh......

Noelle is the cutie in the red shirt


Anonymous said...

Jen and Eric!!! I just read your email! I'm so excited for you guys. Praise God! That is so awesome. I can't wait to tell Lisa the good news (she's at work right now).

Woot Woo!


Anonymous said...

WOW! THIS IS SO EXCITING! I can only imagine how you must feel! We are so happy for you and please send her some Irish hugs from the Dunn clan! (We have a little bit of Irish in us too! ;) ) Do you have your travel bag packed yet? Sippy cup, toys, snuggly, diapers, change of know-all the essentials. LOL! Oh what a trip!

Lin Lin & Ping Sang said...

What great news! Six years ago my hubby and I were preparing to leave for China. We arrived in Hefei on March 17 and met our daughter the next day. Happy packing! I'll be following along.

Carrie in WI

Redmom2005 said...

Jennifer - how could I have missed this post?!!! OMG!!! You've got your TRAVEL DATE?!!! How exciting! And to pick her up on St. Patricks' Day!! You'll always celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a special way from this day forward! Oh, I am sooooo happy for you!! I can't wait to see pictures of her in your arms!! I am going to be following along!! Gosh, if you see our Ashley...could you maybe snap a few pictures for us?!! We love her to pieces!! HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP!!! (The Beijing worship service sounds very exciting too)! Take lots of pictures!!!

Erin DeNicolo

Anonymous said...

::::doing the Happy Dance:::: Such wonderful news!

You already are a mom Jen - just one who is anxiously waiting to hold your little girl in your arms. Don't forget to give Eric some turns also!