Friday, May 15, 2009

America

Jet was asked by Miss Oh if he knew what was going to happen. He said we were going to go on in a cab, on an airplane to America. He got it.

At least part of it.

Lost in translation was the fact we needed to take 3 planes. First plane-6.5 hours, Second plane-11 hours, Third plane-1 hour!

It started the day before we were to leave when we had to go to the US Embassy VERY early to turn in the necessary documents to hopefully get our visa that day. While waking him up, I said we needed to go to a meeting so we could go to America. He bolted up, got dressed, etc...and when I turned around he was putting his backpack on and trying to gather up all his new toys.

Oops! America is tomorrow! We will be back, I promise, to pack everything up. Poor little guy! But he trusted us and left with us, leaving it all in the hotel room. What a trooper!!

We boarded the plane the next morning. Words can not even express how exciting it was to see his expressions and the noises he made as we took off! He loved looking out the window (a must in my opinion if you have an older child!). It was fascinating to be witness to his amazement and excitement over what we take for granted. Seeing the wing out the window, hearing/feeling the wheels go up, clouds right out your window, the shining sun.....

We talked about it being Thailand under us as we took off. He pointed and said Thailand a few times. We talked about going back. I was much more emotional about leaving Thailand, at least on the outside.

Less than 1 hour into the ride, land comes back into view and Jet points and says quizzically "America"?

Not by a long shot, sweetie!!

Jet did amazingly well! He was cheery and excited with ALL 3 takeoffs and landings. He slept for about 6 hours on the second flight.

We are home, a family of five!! God is so good!

I miss Thailand.

Interpreter services--5400 baht

Change in flight plans--$400

Listening to your 3 children play Star Wars legos--PRICELESS

10 comments:

Nicole - Raising Animals said...

How exciting! Welcome home!

Ellie said...

Awww, Megan! How exciting! You're HOME with all THREE!! Now comes the jet lag!!! Can't wait to hear more stories!
ellie

Chelsea Bergeron said...

I am so happy for you guys! I have been following your journey, as we are about to embark on an adoption from Thailand as well :) Can I ask, How was Ms. OH ??? Where did you stay?? I would love to hear everything :)
chelseabergeron1403@gmail.com

Chelsea

Angie said...

Congratulations to your whole family! I've been anxiously awaiting to hear how the trip home went. Hopefully, we'll be on our journey to Amarin.

Kam said...

Sooo exciting. Can't tell you what this post did for this waiting mama's heart. Having a hard day today. This is getting to me. But you've given me hope. Thanks for everything...all of your posts here and on the yahoo group. You've been so generous with your experiences. Much love and prayers for your sweet family today~

Kam said...

hey Megan, totally forgot. I'd LOVE the financial breakdown if you don't mind to email it to me. jasekamroberts@windstream.net
you're a life saver!

rosemary said...

Glad to hear you're home safe! Love to hear of Jet's enthusiasm. Can't wait for more details of his adjustment.

excitedtobeafamily said...

Yeah! How exciting to have all 3 children together! I can't wait to hear more. Congratulations!

Tina said...

Welcome Home!!!!!

Glad to hear the flight home went well....

Jen and Jeff said...

Oh, that is so awesome! So many firsts Jet will experience with you! How amazing to have your 3 kids playing together at home. So happy to hear!