Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Unbelievable!!!

This trip has truely been unbelievable!!! I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much we appreciate all of you praying for us. This has to be the smoothest trip we've ever taken. It all started in Kodiak when teh weather cooperated with us getting out early. Donavyn was an absolute dream on the planes. The pressure changes didn't bother her one little bit. We were able to rent a car for the day and had a little mini-vacation before leaving Anchorage at 1 am. The flight to Seattle was nearly empty so Beth and I each had our own row. I took Donavyn and laid down and slept all the way to Seattle. Then one the flight to Houston it was just about the same way...we didn't have our own row but we slept the whole way. Checked into the USO in Houston and just chilled until our flight to Guatemala. When we arrived our luggage all made it too and for once wasn't the last bags off the plane. We walked right through customs, right out the door and into the waiting shuttle to take us to the hotel. When we checked in they said that due to high occupancy they were upgrading us to a better room. We're in the executive tower with a king sized bed!! All for less than we were quoted when we made the reservations. We saw Gabriel the next day and he's wonderful!!! Took to Beth right away and is finally warming up to me too. In fact he's in my lap as I type this.

We went to the Embassy this morning to finallize everything. We had our appointment at 7:15 this morning. We were the first to get seen and we were back in the hotel by 9:30 having breakfast! Thank you all so much for praying that this would be a smooth trip because God has answered all of you. One more hurtle and that's getting home but with all your help we'll make it just fine.

Love you all!!!

18 comments:

Dennise said...

Our God is an awesome God

I'm overjoyed!

The Culvers of Clearwater said...

Wow. Isn't it awesome when God answers our prayers! Will be praying for travelling mercies!!!

lots of hugs to you all!

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Glass Family said...

Congratulations to your whole family. We are so glad that your trip has gone well and you'll finally be able to bring home your baby boy.

said...

Wonderful news! Many blessings to the Koehler family. Words cannot express how happy I am for all of you!

Jessica said...

I am so happy for you guys! Continued prayers for a safe trip home! We can't wait to see pictures!

Becca and Jason said...

I had planned to just leave a quick note to let you know I've been thinking about you all day and wondering how the appointment went - I was so happy to see an update instead!!!
God is good!! Continued prayers for you all for a smooth trip home, too!!
Becca

Christy said...

All the time God is good and God is good all the time. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Praying for your family and safe & smooth travel home.

FoxFamilyFive said...

God is SO good. Continuing to pray for you all. =)

Mary said...

God is so good!

See you soon. I can't wait to meet Gabriel. The kids are dying to play with him.

Aaron! said...

WOOOOOT WOOOOT WOOOOOT!!!! CHOO CHOO TRAIN HAPPY HAPPY DAY WOOO WOO WOO!

Can't wait till you all get home!! Love you so much!!

Aaron

Amber said...

Man, I've been thinking about you guys today, and left a message on your machine this evening. It's so GREAT to see an update!

Praying for a safe trip home for y'all!

Anonymous said...

This is such wonderful news! And yes, "God is good all the time and all the time God is good". When you put all of this in God's hands and you let go of the situation He made good things happen for you, when He knew that you were ready. (Jer 29:11) We can hardly wait to see you all but especially Donavyn and Gabriel. We give God the praise and will continue to lift you all up everyday, the rest of your lives. We love you all! Mom and Dad(Grandma & Papaw) See you soon!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that all is going smoothly. God has so blessed your little family and I pray that your return to Alaska will be as smooth as the flight to Guatamala. I am so happy for you.

Coastieturtle said...

We're glad to hear that you are finally able to complete your family we can only imagine what a long road it has been. Hope all goes well on your trip back to Kodiak.

Stef+Devin

The Bitler Family said...

I am so excited for you guys to bring your little man home! Can't wait to see pics and hear the stories!! I hope your trip home is as smoothly as going!

((Hugs))

Brian/Rebecca said...

I'm pouring tears of joy for your family (our family) as I write this! God has blessed us all with His placement of Gabriel and Donavyn into the family! I cannot wait to see you all together. Yes-we will continue to pray for y'all as you bring him HOME!!! LOL- Aunt Becca, Uncle Brian, Makayla, and Olivia

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