Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Confirmed Travel Dates

Our consulate appointments were confirmed yesterday and we quickly began making travel arrangements. It isn't easy finding a good flight and a cheap flight on two weeks notice. We felt like we needed to move fast because prices were increasing by the hour. By the end of the day, they were over $1,000 more each ticket. We were fortunate to book them before they got outrageous.

We do have some sad news. Matt won't be coming with us this time. We really thought we could make it happen, but it seems impossible to make up almost three weeks of school work when you're a sophmore.

He was sick one day last week and he found it isn't easy to catch up on missed classroom time plus do his regular work. Classical education is pretty rigorous and he's a good student and works really hard, but I know that he'd be incredibly stressed out when he got home and probably while he was in China. Especially because we return home just one month before final exams and just a couple of weeks before 40 hour projects are due.

So, my mother has agreed to come and stay with him. I'm so grateful my mother's retired and can come to stay so he can be comfortable at home and with someone we completely trust. China just isn't going to be the same without Matthew though!

Anyway, the itinerary is the same as we'd expected, except we're leaving here on Wed, the 28th and returning on Thursday, April 12th. April 2nd is supposed to be Mei Lin Day!!

Counting down to Mei Lin!!

5 incredible comments!:

Amy said...

I'm sorry your son won't be going to China! Sad!!! School can be so intense at this stage! God bless you as you pull all those details together!

Leda Perry said...

Wow, just a few days until you leave!!! Awesome! I can't wait to see the updated pictures of your little Mei Lin.

Brenda Harris said...

How awesome, just 2 more days. I have loved following your journey. I am sorry for Matthew but understand the stress he is under. You will have our prayer covering during your trip. Blessings to all,
Brenda and Wade Harris

Amy said...

If you are leaving on the 28th it must be pretty exciting at your house! god bless you and have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Megan!

I'm happy that you finally get to go to China to get your mei mei! I'll be praying for you!

Lauren Krosley