Journey to Mia-LAX (written per Carin)

The Joys of LAX (Forgive any mistakes I am going on 36 hours of no sleep and I am not the writer in our family)


So today we woke up at 530am and got out the door at 615 with our kids and headed to Orlando to start our travel to China. We first dropped Aiden and Addie off at my sisters. Thankfully they did great when we left. NO ONE CRIED. NOT EVEN ME!!! Yeah. I think all of your encouragement and advice that I can’t have any mommy guilt-Kara- helped me to be strong. So onto our first flight to Nashville and then Nashville to LAX. We got into LAX at 230pm and won’t leave till 1130pm.


So for the real stories of our trip…and yes you can’t make this stuff up. First, I am sitting here in the middle of the international airport and a couple to the right of me is Chinese and they are here with their little girl. She is so cute and I CAN’T stop looking at her. I really must stop because I might end up scaring her. I can’t help but wonder what Mia looks like right now. Then, this guy next to me has his laptop out and is playing music so loud and everyone can hear it…there are no head phones. But that’s not the best part. HE KEEPS SINGING…(imagine with your best Asian accent)  “I can’t live, if living is without you.” I am biting my lip so I won’t laugh out loud. Good thing I am not here with one of my friends because it would be over. Oh here he goes with the air drums. Can you see it??? Oh, wait here comes a new song. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. “Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he’s dead.” This can’t get any better. When I was walking around a little while ago I saw the most amazing site. Here walk in 10-15 Korean airline stewardess dressed to the nine. I felt like I was stepping back in time to the 60’s just with Asian women. Their hair was impeccable, dresses, scarves around their necks, and heals. Man this was no Southwest uniform. They looked amazing.


I would love to not only use this blog as a way to tell our story and journey but to provide some tips that I found useful in adoption or wish I had known. First tip I found SO helpful was to have a great bank and a good relationship with your bank. When you adopt-especially internationally-there is A LOT of money that comes and goes out of your account. You will be visiting your bank weekly even daily. I LOVE my bank, and not just because my mother in law works there, but because all of the women are so helpful and awesome to work with. They have helped us out so much with our money that it really would have been impossible to do if I was just a number. You will need a lot of help to adopt and having helpful staff at your bank is so important.


Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this amazing journey. OK, now he is singing “Shot through the heart and your to blame….”. 


~ by Anthony Orzo on March 16, 2012.

10 Responses to “Journey to Mia-LAX (written per Carin)”

  1. Love this post! So glad to hear it was a peaceful goodbye w/ Aiden & Addie. I was praying for them this morning. Really enjoyed all your details about your encounters so far. Thank you for letting us share in this with you.

  2. “You give love a bad name.” Great song! 🙂 Sounds like a very interesting trip and you haven’t even left the US, yet! We’ll be praying for your safe arrival in China. Can’t believe it’s happening, huh?

  3. Can’t wait to read more! Keep those bils flat and no creases!!!

  4. I love it, cannot wait to hear more!!! I’m so glad that my words helped you to stay strong. Your kiddos are having waaaay more fun now with them then they ever would with you! 😉 we will continue to pray you guys home with that sweet little girl in your arms… incredibly excited that you almost have her!!!

  5. Thanks for the update, my Skype is ready and waiting to see you guys.Be careful and enjoy, you are making memories right now.I will keep the family posted. Love you~~~~~Mom O.

  6. Ok…who said that you could not write? I needed the humor to take over my worries as your mom! I can only imagine YOU sitting listening to this asian guy sing…thinking to yourself….didn’t his mom tell him he could NOT sing? I have been praying and asking God for such a divine miracle with Mia and the orphanage. I can’t wait to see our Mia and tell her how much she is love! I love you…my baby girl! Mom

  7. I am praying for you. I can’t wait to see all of you home safely.
    I love you dad

  8. The wonderful journey to bring Mia home. Already it sounds like you have a fun story to share with Mia about your adventure! 🙂 Praying for you and sending love your way!

  9. What an exciting time for you both. Cindi and I adopted both our children SO long ago. You know Isaac, our youngest at 21. But reading your excitement reminded me of our 2 trips. Though nothing as exotic as China.

    Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures.

    Dan Walsh

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