I’m not going to lie. The last few weeks have been stressful, agonizing and frustrating. We have been
almost at the crux of our adoption journey and one thing after another seems to have put a delay on
our travel approval. Yesterday, we FINALLY received the long-awaited phone call saying we could fly to
the Philippines to bring our daughter home! Oh, what joy filled my soul…UNTIL…we saw the plane ticket prices had skyrocketed basically overnight. We jumped on the cheapest tickets we could find with a decent schedule and thought we were good to go. American Airlines told us they would hold Joy’s one way ticket, but that we needed to call the Philippines office when it opened and actually pay for it and get it ticketed through. No problem, right? WRONG! After a long wait on hold at 8:30 PM (8:30 AM in
the Philippines), we found out the hard way that American Airlines has some crazy law in the Philippines where they cannot book a minor’s one way ticket out of the country! So…this morning we cancelled our tickets (thanks to the rule you can cancel within 24 hours without penalty!) and re-booked our flights with an agent’s help on Delta. The cost was quite a bit more than we had budgeted for our tickets.
Thankfully, money is not everything! I am sure it will be totally worth it in just a few days when we bring our little girl home and we hear her call us Mommy and Daddy for the very first time! I am sure every dollar we have spent and every agonizing hour of waiting we have endured will be worth it all when we see the smile on our daughter’s face. I cannot wait to see the miracles that will take place through this adoption and the way we can be Jesus to our new little girl!
If you would like to help us out with the cost of our plane tickets, hotel rooms or other expenses, you
can donate here! Every dollar makes a HUGE difference! Thank you so much!
Alright, folks.....let's help the Lewis family get those tickets paid for so they can focus on packing and getting ready to go pick up their little girl! Ready to give your dollars?? I thought so:) Thanks, y'all!
Update: moving past $120 as of Sunday morning...thanks!!