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Monday, January 28, 2008

WE MADE IT!

Thanks for all the prayers the last couple of days. As many of you know we got snowed in yesterday so we couldn't leave to pick up our sweet baby. It was a long exhausting stressful day running from airline to airline. Spokane had a record snowfall, and a plane went off the runway landing as we were sitting on the tarmac. But we are here and all is good. We left the house this morning at 3:30 am and just got into Guatemala City. Our agency has been amazing and is making many accomadations to get Lucia to us at 6am in the morning so we can make it to our Embassy appointment on time. There she will be placed in our arms FOREVER. Thanks for all the phonecalls, texts, and most of all prayers. They worked. Got to get some sleep. . . . hopefully tomorrow will be alot smoother than the last couple of days getting here. Pray for her Foster mom as she says goodbye tomorrow and pray for Lucia as it will be an eventful day that starts really early for her. Love you all.

16 comments:

Grammy Sparkle said...

Tears of joy my sweet family!

The KJs said...

You are sooooo close!!! Hallelujah!

Bryan said...

Hey guys--

Glad you made it. Hopefully the weather will be more cooperative on your return trip. Still cold and snowy here (SD 81 will be closed for the second day in row on Tuesday...). Soak in some Guatemalan sun for us all.

As much as my prayers are with you as Lucia joins you, I will definitely remain mindful of her foster mom--such a tremendous commitment to make to help your family's dreams come true. Your sensitivity to her process is only one more aspect of what makes you great parents!

Love you both. Uh...I'm mean all three of you...er...wait all FIVE of you. :)

P.S. I love Murphy, too. I think...

jonesfamily said...

I am so glad! I have been thinking about you a ton over the past few days! We will be praying for all of you over the next few days. Tell Lucia hello from all of us and that we can't wait to meet her We love you!

Julie

The Boggs Family said...

So glad you made it finally! Julie filled me in tonight that you weren't able to take off as initially planned yesterday... what an ordeal you must have been through! Hope you get some rest and we are praying for all the specifics you've mentioned: her foster Mom, the transition, your embassay appt, flights home, adjusting to a new baby in the house, for the boys, for you & Aaron, ... and everything else God lays on our hearts for this adoption process you are in. You guys are a wonderful family & we can't wait to meet this beautiful baby girl of yours!!! Love and hugs from us Boggs. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! What a very long two days--I am so glad that you are there and will be recieving Lucy in just a couple hours--what an amazing day for you all!! We love you so much. Love, Rachelle

Carla said...

As I write this, I have my eye on the clock. It's 6:55am . . . in just 5 minutes, she's yours. Wowie wow wow! Sniff.

Welcome home, the newly extended McMurray family!

Kathy Hansen said...

It's 7:15 AM - you must have her by now. What a stressful couple of days you have had. Hope you got some sleep last night. We will be praying for smooth sailing from here on out, and that all goes really well today.

Kathy and Tom

Anonymous said...

It's 8:45 am and what a feeling knowing that you now have your little girl!! May God keep you all safe for your journey home. It is still snowing!!
Jody

Susan said...

Congratulations to all FIVE of you!
I am so excited for you. Enjoy the sunshine of Guatemala...it's snowing again!

Susan said...

Congratulations to all FIVE of you!
I am so excited for you. Enjoy the sunshine of Guatemala...it's snowing again!

Anonymous said...

We were praying for you all day - Rachelle kept calling and giving me updates about the airport and the late departure. I am so glad you made it - and by now you have Lucia in your arms! Amazing!
Love to you.
Kari

Anonymous said...

Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will see you all soon - You might want to start talking to Lucy about Eskimos...etc.

WE LOVE YOU
Patty

Anonymous said...

So, glad to know that you are safe. We thought from the news reports that you may have had trouble leaving Spokane. But, you have had your appoitmnt by now and she is in your family for good!!! What a journey to this day. We can't wait to see her and you.
Love,
Mom and Dad

whitney tampien said...

I woke up randomly this morning at 6am, and thought about you guys down in Guatemala. It's such a relief to hear you guys made it and everything is going smoothly now!! I knew God would make it happen! Hurry home!!! We can't wait any longer!! :)

Anne said...

Praying all is well right now! Good Luck - hugs to Lucia!