To everyone who made this trip to Poppy possible – by supporting So Loved so, so generously.
We were able to pay our all our outstanding agency fees.
And our agency just wired over $11,000 in fees and travel expenses for Poppy’s adoption.
We have been able to buy plane tickets (we got such a great deal!) for $2,800.
And there is even enough to cover additional travel costs and expenses in China.
I am so very humbled. And so very grateful.
Especially considering we are in the midst of our move.
Just love how these things happen together, eh?
My man is in charge though, and I have no doubt he’ll get it all done… should be all hooked up by the time I get home.
My mom and sister are coming to help take care of the kiddos for the first week. And Tori will come to help the second week.
I don’t think my kids will notice I’m gone. And in case they do notice, I have slinkies, bubbles and candy on hand to help.
I think I’m finally packed for China, thanks to the fantastic advice y’all shared.
And the ensuing 2,892 trips to Wal-M@rt.
Please say a prayer for us, if you think of it. If you don’t already know, I am a very nervous traveler.
I really prefer to stay home in my little corner of the globe.
But a mama’s gotta do what a mama’s gotta do.
Come tomorrow morning, we’ll be on our way.
So, in case you didn’t know, thank you.
Lots of love and prayers for safe travel to China and back again. Don’t forget to rest. Your body needs it and Poppy needs you to be refreshed and ready.
You are so welcome! God bless you on your journey… how superbly fantastical for you and yours! You are in our prayers and we’re sending warm thoughts your way… can’t wait til she’s finally HOME. Take care and God speed!
I have enjoyed following your blog this summer… don’t know you personally, but I know you love the Lord, have a great family, and that’s enough for me! Consider the prayers already said, with more to come. She is Such a Cutie Pie!
Have a safe trip~~ hugs and kisses all around!
Safe travels! Looking forward to reading updates…blessings to you.
Have a wonderful trip!!!!!! So excited that your wait is finally over!!!!!!!!
YAYYYYYY I’ve never been SO excited to “virtually” meet someone before!!!!!!! 🙂
Hope you all have a safe trip! Look forward to following along. Will def. send some prayers for ya!!
Jeunesse Nageotte says
I WILL be praying for you! I am one of those nervous travelers too…but, like you said so well…a mamas gotta do what a mamas gotta do. Look forward to seeing that sweet girl in your arms and her realizing she has a family!
I am so happy for you, and your family, and for Poppy. Wow, Poppy is finally coming home to her forever family! May your trip be a smooth one, and full of pleasant surprises. Will remember your family in my prayers. God bless.
Poppy is coming home!!! Yeah!!! Can’t wait to follow yet another journey of yours! First found ya when you had Jude!
Wishing you all the very best. Can’t wait to see Poppy in your arms.
LOVE!!! and safe travels! so excited to follow this trip!
We will be praying and rejoicing with you and for you!
Cannot wait to see pics of you with Poppy! Praying for you!
I have yours, Zach’s and Poppy’s name written in my prayer journal. Bless you!
See you in Guangzhou! Go check out Jennifers post today me and her had a photo op last night ! So Loved being represented here in China!
I don’t think you have to worry about anything…God is surely with you in this! Enjoy the journey! Can’t wait to see sweet Poppy with her family. Thanks for sharing with us!
Praying for you and your family.
Sandy Rice says
You are incredible Stefanie! Bless you and your family! I will be following so post lots of beautiful pictures of that baby girl!!!
janet, kevin, ted, philip, and elijah says
God speed to you as you bring your precious little daughter home. Will look forward to following your journey.
We leave on August 10, not far behind you!
Hugs from Indiana,
janet, kevin, ted, philip, elijah, and waiting for miss sophia yilin
Will be thinking of you for smooth travel and a joyous union with Poppy!
Chris Nichols says
Purchased a So Loved t-shirt and then found your story. So happy for you! We also will be traveling to China to bring home our little boy in just weeks! I’ll definitely be checking out all the travel advice. 🙂
Praying for you and your precious treasure! Blessings to all of you! ~Chris
Hey Stefanie! God Bless you on your journey to your sweet daughter Poppy! I am so excited to follow you and will pray for you every step of the way!
Yay God!! He has done it again! He never fails us and HE never will!
Go. Go…Go…Go Go…..Go…..!!!!!!!!!!
We are all so excited.
We love you…..
Just can’t wait!
May God bless you and surprise you along the way my friend!!!!!
I pray that you two have an un-eventful trip, and an amazing “Poppy Day!” I look forward to stalking
your blog for updates!
Safe travels and hugs from MN!
“The One who calls you IS faithful, and He will do it!”
~! Thesallonians 5:24
Melissa Smith says
We are sooooooooooooooo excited! Can’t wait to follow your journey in China! Finally you get to hold, squeeze, cuddle and kiss Miss Poppy. Praying peace and confort during travel.
Praise Him, Stefanie!!!!! I am just SO thrilled that sweet Poppy will be in your arms so very soon!!!!
anything but LoKEY says
Praying for you guys. IT’S FINALLY HERE!!
Nicole A. says
Go get that sweet girlie of yours! The time is finally here!
We are so very excited for you and can’t wait to follow along.
Praying for safe travels, a smooth transition for Poppy, and wonderful memories of your trip to bring your precious girl home!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
Mary Beth says
Praying for your family. You, Zach, and Poppy and everyone at home as well. Enjoy! I hope it is a blessing filled trip. I know I will be blessed by reading about it!
I am so excited for you! You are in my prayers. I selfishly can’t wait for your next post.
Oh so excited to follow this journey! Praying for safe travels, smooth transitions, and blessings too numerous to count for you guys!
Thank YOU, Stefanie! For all the work you do and for sharing your life and experiences with us so that we may learn and connect with you and others. Very excited for you (even though I’m tired just reading about it)! Praying for safety and comfort for all of you.
And by now – or at least very shortly – you are on the way!! Great joy for you here in Cincy – Fair winds and following seas on your travels…
hugs – aus and co.
Looking forward to seeing the first pictures of her in your arms!
Dusty Drosche says
Y’all are so very welcome! We are just happy we could help out in some small way! You have our thoughts and prayers! Safe travels and blessings!
I went to bed last night praying for you, and I woke this morning praying for you. You wil be absolutely covered in prayers. I get goosebumps just thinking of you holding Poppy FINALLY!! I know God has His hand firmly over all of this, so it’s all GOOD!!
Praying you have a safe trip in Jesus’ name…and that everything goes smoothly. I pray for supernatural bonding and that you will continue to stand amazed at how GOD has everything planned out…I pray that she travels amazingly well on the flight home…It’s all going to be GOOD…In Jesus’ Name….aMEN!
Yay! Goosebumps! The time has come! 🙂 Praying!!! 🙂
Football & Fried Rice says
Praying!!!! Wow – just cannot wait!!!!! Hugs from Iowa~ Sara
travel safe 🙂
Mary DeGennaro says
Can’t wait to see pictures of Poppy safe in your arms. Will be praying for you as you travel, that you will be at peace and that everything will go smoothly!! So very excited for you to finally bring little Poppy home where she belongs.
Mary DeGennaro says
PS. For sweet, sweet time with your oldest boy, Zach!!!
Kim from 3 peanuts says
Praying for you that it all goes perfectly. I don’t like to leave my little corner either so I will be sending up extra prayers for that:)
Safe travels for all!
Have thought of you throughout the day today. Praying for smooth travels as you prepare for yet another new beginning!
And I thought WE were in the midst of a crazy move! Wishing we were still in Hong Kong to welcome to you Asia! But you can count on our prayers from the States … cuz Poppy and her Mama are SO LOVED!
Love & Blessings,
Praying for safe travels and looking forward to following your journey to your precious Poppy
Wishing you a joyous journey and safe travels to you and Zach. What special memories you’ll both have together bringing home your precious Poppy! Thanks for sharing and letting us “tag along” with your family. Many blessings!
Kimberly E says
This is just so exciting! I have butterflies right along with you. Have a wonderful, wonderful time in China. And take lots of pictures!