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Friday, November 16, 2007

Last Day ....


Someone enjoys being a big girl !!!!

We have reached our final day ... Can't wait to board that plane in the morning ... Please pray for Maggie and Ethan (Shockley's little boy) for our flight home ... Huge praise as you all know the Mom, whose husband passed away, is coming home with her baby girl. I sat by her during the Oath yesterday and it was very emotional ... I ask everyone to pray for her and Hannah as the road will be long and hard for them.

I am off to complete a few more shopping wishes and then off to MacDonald's for lunch ... LOL ... Shiyan (our guide) took us to a fabulous Chinese restaurant last night and we had a blast.... It has been so much fun being in Guangzhou with the Shockley's and my childhood friend Angela Damron was also her getting her second daughter. Kristie, Angela and I have know each other since we were 6 years old ... We have laughed like teenagers ... Maggie is doing great. It is hilarious how the Chinese stare at her and make mean faces, but the Americans are drawn to her and call her beautiful !!!! I can't wait to get my sweet spicy girl home !!!! She will melt your heart !!!!

Love You All and thanks for all the prayers ....

26 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Can't wait to see you all as a family...
Maggie is Adorable..
Glad things are going well..
I will be praying for all of you..
Hugs to you all
Kim

Cate said...

She's absolutely beautiful! Have a safe trip home and may the babies sleep a whole lot of the way.

Amy said...

See you at the airport! Now get home, we can't wait!!!

Amy

Kelly said...

Soemone has to ask--What's in the glass? HeHe :0)
Praying for you all. Can't wait to see you.

Three Fold Cord said...

Every time I see more pictures there is more life and heart in her eyes. I will conintue to keep you in my prayers as you head home.-oh and I found your blog through Jamie Ivey.

LaLa said...

She is such a cutie!!! Can't wait to meet her. Praying for safe and uneventful travels.

Anna said...

I can't wait either!
By the way...your house is all clean...thanks to me and carlee

love yall lots,
anna

Jewels of My Heart said...

THANK YOU JESUS! Thank you so much for letting us know that Hannah and her Mama are coming home. My heart has been just broken for them... How AWESOME is our GOD!!!
Will be praying for you to have a safe, and peaceful journey home.
God's Speed

KKamholz said...

Praying for an uneventful and blessed trip home - with lots of rest of the kiddos. Also praying for that poor woman that lost her husband

nikki said...

Home sweet home! Hallelujah! (now if only I lived in Tennessee!)...

I can't believe that you have so many friends there with you on this trip - what a blessing! Glad you enjoyed the last leg of the trip.

Get that beautiful girl of yours home where she belongs.

Big hugs to you!!!!!!

(and that is great news about Sandy and Hannah - they have been in my prayers)

holly m. said...

Yippeee...Home is where you'll be before you know it!! Praying a safe trip for you and Shocks!!

Maggie looks so good, Gwen!

Katie Jo said...

Sophie can't wait to meet her "china sister" at the airport!

Steffie B. said...

She is beautiful.....I can't wait until you are home. The Tribe might just NOT be able to wait unitl next summer before we come see you! ;)

Safe travels my dear friend....we are praying for you and love you!

jennifer said...

Have a safe trip. I know you have to be SO excited to have the whole family together.

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, we do love little Maggie. I will pray for safe travel for you and your group.

Liz & Ava said...

Your Maggie is just beautiful!...so glad to hear bonding is going well. Safe trip home.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope all is well and you made it home safe and sound... I am sure Daddy and brothers and sister are having the time of their lives...
Hugs to you all
Kim

Anonymous said...

Coach G! I can't tell you the coincidence on how I got to your blog, but congratulations on your new little one. I have several friends in Charlottesville who have recently adopted / are waiting to adopt from China. One friend's blog that I regularly read 3peanuts.blogspot.com had a comment that linked to yours. When I saw the name "Gwen Oatsvall," I thought surely there can't be 2 in this world! Small world indeed. Your boys are so big. Time flies! I will add you to our prayer list. Praise God that you have been united with your daughter. She is precious. Hope to be able to catch up when you have rested and recuperated!! Much love, Lauren (McCay) Byrne laurenmcjd@yahoo.com

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Gwen, I SO WANTED to be at the airport tonight....but my mom and sisters left today. I want to come see your sweet baby girl when things settle down!! She is just so beautiful. I have been praying non-stop!

Love you,
Lindsey

KristiHEnd said...

Thank you Gwen for taking us along and we will pray for your time change back at home! HOME SWEET HOME with your beautiful Maggie and family! Love and prayers you can get much needed rest and eat good food!

Nicole said...

It was so great to see you with Maggie in your arms. I cannot begin to imagine the emotional overload you felt tonight. I'm praying for you and the entire family to have a quick and wonderful transition period! :)

Laura Nipper said...

Hope your plane ride went smooth and you guys are all settle in at home. I bet the kids were so thrilled to see you and Maggie.

gretchen said...

BRING THAT BEAUTIFUL GIFT FROM GOD HOME!!!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Hi Gwen.... I am certain you must be super busy trying to get Maggie settled in. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and hope you got home safely and all is well.
Welcome Home

Steffie B. said...

I've been thinking of you....I hope things are going well.

Hugs....

Leah said...

I am thinking of you and hoping that Maggie is settling in well.