Friday, July 18, 2008


Good morning. Eric just confirmed he is up-about to leave for the airport...Dad and mom should be heading out soon too! We are letting the girls sleep another 10 minutes then will wake them...all in pj's to Gretchens. I have each of them a present hoping for the big distraction! Thank you first to all of the prayer warriors for us, not only for Li but for us travelers and the family here at home. Second to everyone still at the office covering for me. They do a fantastic job. Thank you for making this time away from the office able to happen. Today is a long one! Very long...Til later, Ruthi


The Eubank Family said...

We are sure praying for all of you, and we will continue too until everyone is home safely. We love you all. Vickie

Julie said...

I'm praying and thinking of you all. Hope the flight went well and that you were able to get some rest.

Jen said...

Hi Ruthi,
I hope you're having an amazing time in Chongqing. We were just there 2 weeks ago - the heat and humidity are sweltering!! But it's all worth it once you see your sweet girls face! I can't wait to hear all about it!
Praying for your family!

laura said...

Hi Ruthi,
I am praying for you guys and thinking of you all the time. I keep checking in to see if you have updated. Can't wait to hear about Li and how everything is going.
Much love & many blessings,

Nanette Walker said...

You're techno-unsavy sisters have just figured out how to post comments! We're saying prayers (and so are all our friends) for a safe and healthy trip for all of you. I hope and pray that Li will have the same courage and faith that Kate, Addie and Vicky showed in coming to America with you. Don't stay up all night reading, get some rest and let us know how you are as soon as you can.
Love and hugs,

The Eubank Family said...

Ruthi it is 10:50 PM here. I had to stay up and watch my email to see that you got Li (Penny) ok. I am sooo excited now I can't go to sleep. Enjoy each other and I will continue to pray that everything goes great there. I am praying for Li a lot. Her name is not "Fate" it is something much bigger, it's called God and He still speaks to us today. You just happened to be listening!!!! We love you all very much. I will be watching and praying. Vic.

Sandie said...

Hello Coats family!!
We are praying for everyone, those at home and a broad! We are looking forward to hearing more and knowing that you have Li with you.
Dave & Sandie

The Eubank Family said...

Good Morning~ Well you have had your new daughter for over 24 hours now. I pray all is going ok. I look forward to hearing more. I know you have to be totally focused on Li (Penny) right now. Just know we love you and are praying. Vic

Julie said...

I'm becoming blog-obsessed! Hope you can update soon and all is going well. I'm praying!!

Linda said...

I'll add my 2 cents as well - I am so excited to follow your 4th daugher, as I very much enjoyed the journey to Vicki. Please post soon and let us know how things are going. Older kid adoptions are rough at best, and I will be praying for you!