With another year ended, of course it is natural to take stock and reflect on the time passed and look forward to the upcoming year. I've got to say, I think 2013 is going to be pretty amazing. Of course a huge part of that is our upcoming travel to get Levi.
In answer to the many considerate question updates on the complicated, confusing process, we are currently waiting on Travel Approval. This is the last major milestone before we hop on a plane and head to China. Assuming things go pretty typically, we should be getting Travel Approval sometime next week. Usually people travel a couple of weeks after Travel Approval, after their consulate appointment is scheduled.
That would put us at the last possible time to travel before Chinese New Year. For CNY, the governmental offices shut down for a week. Since we have 2 weeks worth of official appointments in China, we need to travel 2 weeks before CNY or wait till after CNY which would put us at traveling in the middle of February.
At this point, everything is out of our hands and in God's hands. We are so hoping to travel yet this month to see our sweet boy, who is getting older every day without us. We first saw his sweet face in July, and have been waiting all this time to bring him home. Also, if we have to wait to travel till February, we'll miss Connor's 7th birthday. A boy only turns 7 once, and we sure don't want to miss it.
I'm so eager to have our whole family together.