I’m not into numerology and I don’t have a lucky number but if I had to pick a number that’s been pretty special it would be “ten”. God has chosen some special ways to use the number ten in my life.
- March 10, 2007 Michael Luke and I got married.
- November 10, 2011 Noah was born.
- The tenth of every month Michael Luke brings me flowers… I forget nearly every month… honest.
- July 10, 2013 Mother’s Choice matched us with Esther.
- December 10, we received updated pictures of Esther with her Christmas dress.
- January 10 we received our High Court Order for Esther. You know the little thing that says Hong Kong approves and we can come and get her… no biggee.
- 10 weeks… the number of weeks it took us to get High Court Approval.
Yep. Right as I had decided I probably wouldn’t hear from our social worker on Friday she surprised me with a phone call. I love surprises! Amidst all the excitement I was a little bummed at first because I found out we won’t be traveling a week later as we had hoped. You see there is this little thing coming up called Chinese New Year. You know… Just a little celebration where the government likes to shut down for a week or two and tons of people spend their holiday in Hong Kong.
I could hardly be bummed once I found out that we will possibly be meeting Esther February 10th. It’s like it’s God’s way of reminding me that everything is happening in His timing and that He is in control. Better Him than me.
I’m also thankful that we have a few weeks before travel. It gives us time to do our research on the best flights and prices available. Not that any of the prices are really that great when you wait until three weeks before travel to book an international trip. I don’t recommend it. We also have time to finish up our mud wall project and hopefully get the rest of the house in order. Not to mention pack! I started packing Noah’s carry-on a couple of weeks ago and plan to share what’s inside her bag before we travel and how successful it was after travel.
Next step… book our trip! We hope to book our trip later this week but we are waiting on one final ok from immigration and DHR… seems there was a little slip up when we switched from Peru to Hong Kong but hopefully it will be taken care of quickly. Let’s just pray our government can handle this in a timely matter.
Do you have a special number in your life? A date, time, or place God likes to use for you. Maybe you have some travel advice for flying/traveling internationally with a/two toddler(s)? I would love to hear what worked and didn’t work for you and your little one while traveling.
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Oh my goodness!!!!! How exciting!! Gods timing is always perfect!
I know! I keep telling myself as we wait for the final word on booking our trip. No matter the outcome everything will happen at the right time God has planned. Please pray for our papers to move quickly through DHR tomorrow… we need some extreme government cooperation.
Yay! I’m so happy for you guys!!! Your family will be together in no time! Good luck during these final weeks of prep!
I don’t have any number stories as cool as that!
Thanks Kelly! We are praying that our papers move quickly through DHR tomorrow. Hopefully this won’t become a delay for us. Your prayers are appreciated.
How exciting! Isn’t God so very good, and His timing is always so perfect! I don’t have a lucky number, but if I had to pick it would be 11. Jeffrey and I started dating December 11, 2001. We were married October 11, 2003. Caleb was born June 11, 2009. Lauren is my parent’s 11th grandchild. 🙂
Yep… definitely sounds like 11 is your number girl!
Your anniversary and my birthday fall on the same day! Crazy to think that you were getting married and I was a senior in high school at the time!
What a wonderful valentine’s day gift!
Wow! That is crazy. I guess I didn’t realize there was nearly five years difference between us. I will turn the big 3-0 this year in April. Just the other week I noticed my first fine lines around my eyes and almost panicked! Haha! At least in the grand scheme of things 30 is still young.
10 it is!! Your day of birthday…19 … 1 + 9= 10. Your sister’s month and day of her birthday add up to 10. Yes, 10 is your number!!
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