Friday, December 19, 2008

Thank you!

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has followed our journey from start to finish and those in between. Your prayers and positive words were a key reason we were able to pull through this process. It has been very hard, but in the end, VERY rewarding. We would like to especially thank the LORD above for granting us this perfect little girl and giving us the chance to expierence something and someone so great. We know we are now starting a new journey with Sophie and we then look forward into the future and see if the Lord calls us back to Viet Nam to be united with another one of His children.

Time and time I asked the question, "Why me? Why did I have to have cancer? Why did I survive it? What is my purpose in life?" I finally have the answer... Sophie Lee Nguyen Belz. God knew what He was doing. He knew what He wanted for me, He wanted me to be a Mom all along. He wanted Hank and I to go through all of that to get to here. Right here is where we are supposed to be. We are the lucky ones. We were chosen for her and she was chosen for us. From day one on January 11, 2007 she was meant for us, even before we started the Viet Nam process. A special thank you to our new friends we have met here in Viet Nam the Duckers. We have really had a wonderful time, shared laughs and watched our girls play. We are thankful to have you all as friends for life and look forward to the years ahead as our daughters grow.

So thank you. For the past five years you all have been there for us. We couldn't have made it without the true love from our family and friends.

We are leaving the hotel and the wonderful staff here at 8pm for Noi Bai International. We might be able to post again before we board our plane but if not...
Out from Viet Nam,

I'm ready to go home!!

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6 comments:

Libby said...

Yes, you are just beginning the most amazing journey of your life! Hold on tight! It's a BLAST! Hurry home! I'll see you at the finish line!

Jackie, Rich, and Mya Grace said...

We had such an amazing time with you all! It was great to be able to share this experience with such an awesome couple and another beautiful little girl from Binh Duong! I wish you the best of luck back home and we will keep in touch and have a reunion very soon! Mya and Sophie will be friends forever!!! Safe flights...God bless!

Stevens Family said...

Thank you for letting us tag along. Have a safe trip home!

Anonymous said...

It is all so amazing and still thrilled for you...Be safe on your flight home...We all love you and are anxious to meet Sophie...Love you...Aunt Sue

Thomas and Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing your story! We look forward to seeing pics of the homecoming and meeting up with you soon! Smooth Travels, Love- T, C, and E

Max & Anne-Marie said...

Congratulations! You are SO close to having her home forever! You've done an outstanding job logging your experiences in Vietnam with Sophie. I know how challenging the trip must have been, but you seemed to have gotten through quite well actually. From your blog it sounds like you were able to get out of your hotel quite a bit more than we did - my hat is off to you!! My prayers are with you as you continue your journey back home and transition back to life at home with relatives and Christmas right around the corner!