Monday, November 24, 2008

We have arrived!

We finally made it. Our plane touched down at 9:41PM. Praise the Lord. The ride over is not that bad but it is forever long. On the 13 hour flight I did really good by using my nursing knowledge on preventing DVT's. I wrote my ABC's using my feet and I got up at least every 1-2 hours and walked the plane. For all of you who are confused at why I might be doing this, riding on a plane for 13 hours then 6 hours without any break in between puts you at really high risk for blood clots. The 6 hour flight into Vietnam was another story. Kirk and I were so exhausted that we immediately fell asleep and we slept the entire 6 hours. All of my coworkers know what happens when you sit for 6 hours with your feet dangling. That's right- our ankles and calfs are SWOLLEN!! Oh well, I told Kirk when we left Memphis...no worries, no getting frustrated, this is a trip of a lifetime and we will just trust that God is making the way for us to meet Ema.
Henry picked us up from the airport and shuttled us to our hotel. I could not tell a lot about the scenery because it is 1:oo AM on Tuesday. Henry is going to pick us up in the morning, after breakfast, and take us to meet Ema. I still cannot believe it. I cannot tell you how I feel right now. I am so excited but I still do not feel like she is ours. I guess that is because I have not met her yet. It will probably hit me once we are back in the hotel with her. I am sure that tomorrow when Kirk and I first see her we will be speechless. Keep checking the blog because tomorrow I should have pictures! Good night for now!

6 comments:

Kristi said...

Yeah! Glad you made it safe and sound! We are anxiously awaiting...love, Kristi, Debbie, Kim, Shawna, Dawn, Cindi, Pat, Pam,Teresa, Stephanie,Christy

Laura Dawson said...

I can't wait to see the pictures tomorrow of the happy family! Hope everything goes as you have always dreamed....
love, Rob, Laura, Lane, and Bo

Amy said...

Yay!!! I don't know how you're going to get any sleep. Hopefully the long plane ride will have helped. Can't wait to see pictures!

jen daugherty said...

So glad you guys made it safely! I can only imagine how excited you two are. Can't wait to hear from you again and see pictures! I'll be glued to the blog tomorrow!
love, jen & billy

Pat said...

Laura at Something Special was asking about you all today. I promised her I'd keep her updated as I hear. It's so neat how so many people are interested and praying for you!
Talked to Lloyd today. He is definately the proud Grandpa!
Keep sending us info! Can't wait for pictures!
Our prayer is that you'll wake up refreshed from a good nights sleep!

April Howard said...

We're all anxiously awaiting!