Ready For Home

Well it took Josh Kelley 2 days, 2 meetings with 2 different airlines and a trip to the actual airport to get our flight fiasco all worked out, but Everett and his oxygen machine are approved to fly.  God is too good.  Thank you so so much for praying.

Josh met with Delta yesterday, but they ended up not being helpful.  Today he was gone for 3 hours to the China Southern office and then to the airport to talk with security.  I was feeling quite nervous when we reached the 3 hour mark.  I was already assuming bad news, but he walked in with good news.  We are just so relieved, thankful and cannot wait to get home.

The kids are with Josh at the pool right now.  It’s 8pm and raining, but they deserved a trip to the pool after being pretty cooped up in the hotel most of the day.  Josh’s trip out fell right around Everett’s nap so we just stayed in until he got back.

No sight seeing today.  Just movies and school work and playing in the hotel room.  By the way, Shuai is a lefty and it’s the cutest.  He also loves love loves to cut paper.

Tonight the hotel invited all the families who we’re adopting to a free dinner.  It was super nice.  There was lots of good food and drinks, but the sushi was THE BEST!!!!!  Seriously.  I actually stalked the sushi table once all the California rolls were gone because I really needed more of those rolls.  Solomon also brought Shuai a little bowl of mini chocolate chips.  It was the funniest thing watching him eat them.  Major love between him and mini chocolate chips.

Tomorrow is our last full day in China.  We’re heading to a safari park in the morning and I’m pretty excited to get out and about some more.  Then Thursday morning we head to the airport.  2 more sleeps.  We have so enjoyed China…deeply, but we are all ready for home and cannot wait to squeeze Amon and our littlest to pieces.

Tonight at dinner we went around and listed things we missed from home.  Amon & our littlest, our family & friends, sleeping in our own beds, Legos, karate class, classmates, teachers, bikes, the kids rooms, my morning workouts with Ashley & Alissa, my water bottle and filling it up at the sink.  It was nice to talk about home, but it’s even nicer tonight going to bed knowing this flight mess is done with.  Josh Kelley is relentless  and God opens doors.  We are incredibly grateful and know He is absolutely to be praised.  What a God we serve.


  1. So so so happy for you guys!! Our guy is a lefty and loves to cut paper too!! Brothers from China!!

  2. Christie grant says:

    Praise the Lord and his miraculous grace!

  3. Melanie says:

    Love the pictures of all four on the bed!! So cute! And Andrew loves to cut paper with his left hand too:)

  4. Sherry Semlow says:

    Praising God!!!! He is always faithful! You will LOVE the Safari Park! When we were there, they had bags of popcorn, which was one of the things we were missing from home. Praying you home!

  5. YAY! I was waiting for great news! Saw Ashley last night and was hoping she had heard from you! SO EXCITED for you and the littles are doing great!

  6. Jessica says:

    Wonderful news! Safe travels home!

  7. Marianne says:

    What a mighty God we serve! Can’t wait to read your post from home!❤️

  8. Yippee!! God is faithful and all-powerful (as always)! I love to see Him at work! And I love to see Everett smiling. Brings tears to my eyes every time.

  9. So exciting! Prayers continue! Thank you so much for posting updates! It’s so good to know God is knocking down doors! Yay!

    Random question.. Will you call Shuai Everett or Shuai? 🙂 Either way is awesome!

  10. Gretchen says:

    Best. News. Ever!!!!! Way to go, Josh! And really, Way to go, God!!!!!

  11. AHHHHHHH! Yay! Friend, I am so very excited for you!

  12. Praise God!!!!! Such great news!

  13. Praise the Lord, hallelujah! 🙂
    I have a lefty oldest brother and two lefty sisters-in-law. Plus, my favorite shop teacher from high school was a lefty, so there you go 🙂

  14. Yay!!! So glad it’s all worked out! Enjoy your last day and safe travels home!!

  15. Whoo Hoo! Homeward Bound! Still praying for a safe and uneventful trip.

  16. It looks like he is enjoying his new family!! God bless you guys! You are all quite amazing.

  17. Teri Ann says:

    Got to love on your littles at church last night and talk to Janice. So happy for you guys! Safe travels! Can’t wait to meet Everett!!! I’ve missed Hudson & Sol in class 🙂

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