We receieved another email from our agency on Tuesday:
"Hello Families in TG 125,
Please know America World is continuing to pray for all of you during the continued long hard wait for travel approvals.
I am happy to share that we have received word that Director Lu has completed the processing of your travel approvals and they should be in the mail soon. Once they are mailed out from the CCAA they will still take two to three days to arrive at America World. Once they arrive we will need to request and receive Consulate appointments before we can confirm your travel dates. We are continuing to watch airfare availability and pricing to see if a departure on the 28th will still be possible once your travel approvals arrive. At this time there is a 60% chance that the departure date may need to be bumped to a week later. We will continue to do all we can to get all families over to China as soon as possible."
I must say that our agency has been incredible in keeping us informed about what is going on. I am thankful for and grateful to them. At this point I am letting go of travel on the 28th. With the amount of time it will take for the TA's to arrive to the US and then the time to schedule our consulate appointments in China, leaving on July 5th seems much more likely. While this may sound disappointing to most, I am actually pretty excited. Why you ask? If we leave on Thursday, July 5th, that means we should get Lily on Monday, July 9th...my mom's birthday! Just one more piece of evidence to me that God's perfect timing is all over this.
"Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31
Thank you Lord, for continuing to bless us with your grace and mercy during this process, for giving us the strength to get through this wait and for continually revealing Yourself to us as we wait on You and your timing, not our own.