Although I have been working on a post to fully express our hearts and the day we got this news, it is just going to be a plain and simple announcement folks!
Last week Thursday, we were given the news that we have trip 1 travel dates.
December 15th, I (sadly, Mac can not go on this trip) will fly to her country, arriving on December 16th in the capital city and on December 17th I will travel with a social worker to the town she is in where she is now living with a wonderful and loving foster family!!! (We know this because we know of another family whose daughter is now home who also lived with this same family... amazing.)
I will get to spend 4 days with her and then travel back to the capital city and fly back home on December 21st - just in time to enjoy the beauty of Christmas with our family - minus 1...
It is truly amazing to us that overnight our hearts no longer have to wonder if she is being well cared for because we know SHE IS. She is growing and happy and even knows we (well, I am) are coming!
Stay tuned for more news, as we can share it, to follow...