We were starting the adventure of going to get Makenna. I have never been so excited,scared,happy,nervous,worried and sad all at the same time. We had to be at the airport at 7:30 so with all the traffic we left our house at 6:15. We didn't even stop for breakfast. Before we left we said a prayer for our safety and for us to just stay calm and know that God is in control of all things. By the way this was the first flight for us ever. The flight from Charlotte to Detroit was very crowed and a little warm. We had a four hour layover in Detroit so we grabbed lunch and played a few games of cards before we met some of the families that we would be traveling with.
We called and talked to the kids and with the grandparents. It was almost time to board the next flight which was going to be very long 13 hours when my cell phone rings it's our agency telling us our flight from Tokoyo to China had been cancelled and they wanted us to get on another flight. After all the families found out we were trying to get all the info and flights switched when the airline said go ahead and they would take care of everything before we got to Tokoyo.
The next flight was very long and we were in the back seats of the plane. We tryed sleeping just too excited for that. The plane was full and we met some very nice girls from China that was traveling back home after visiting family in the US. When we landed we met up with the rest of our travel group it was 8:00 Friday night. The airlines told us we had missed the next flight to China and they were going to get us on the next flight which was on Saturday. They were going to take us to a hotel and pick us up in the morning.
It took us three hours to get all our luggage and get someone to drivr us to a very nice hotel. After we got to our room we was too tired to eat all we wanted to do was try to skype the kids and go to sleep. We tryed for over an hour to call the kids with no luck then we decided to get some sleep and try again later. We woke up at 4:00 and could not go back to sleep. we took showers and was starving for some breakfast though we had to wait until 7:00 for that to open so we watched a few dvd's and walked around the hotel.
After breakfast which was great by the way we checked out of our hotel and when back to the airport and waited for our next flight. We bought a calling card and tryed to call the kids I thought they might be worried since we were suppose to call them earlier. Still we didn't get to talk to them I was so sad and missed them very much. The next flight was very empty and we had room to stretch out. I got very sick feeling on this flight. I was so happy when we landed in China and could not wait to see the sights and sounds of our daughter homeland.
After getting to our hotel and going to exchange money so we would be able to buy some drinks and supplies. We decided not to go to the group dinner we were exhausted and wanted to call the kids and go to bed. After waking the kids up at 6:00 to talk to them we were off to bed. I remember thinking I can't believe I finally made it to China after three years of praying.