A cheap bag to carry the goodies, and a cheap double stroller to carry the Goodies!
April and Kambry at Lucy's one last time.
At least two of us are packed!
I can't believe the time has come for us to go home ... and start the real journey. We have been so caught up in the adoption journey for the last 4.5 years, it's hard to grasp we could be leaving China for the last time, at least until a birthland tour. Oh, we will continue to ask the Lord, "What now?" And I can't imagine a grander blessing than the addition of our children. I want to share two things that happened today.
First, Kaeleb's 8-year-old friend, Tian, spoke with Rebecca today and told her that she knows Kaeleb because she would come down to play with the kids on his floor. She would not only play with Kaeleb, but would assist the nannies by handing them diapers and clothes. What a precious piece of his life puzzle!
Then as we were walking past Jordon's today, he came running outside and said, "Madam, if I don't see you again today, safe travel, and I will see you again," as he pointed up, to heaven! I couldn't stop the tears of joy over his passion for the Lord!
And finally, I want a glass of water that has more ice than liquid; I want my king size bed and memory foam pillow; I want to ride in the front seat of my car, belted in, as my husband drives the speed limit (or close to it); I want to hug my four kids I've been separated from for three weeks; I want to chase my toddlers through the house and play hide and seek; I want to go to my church; I want to see my family and friends; I want to eat fajitas ... but if I have to sacrifice any or all of these things to fulfill God's purpose for my life, so be it. It has been a joy sharing our journey with you, hearing from you and knowing we've been bathed in prayer. Thank you! In roughly 36 hours my youngest son will become a citizen of the United States, and we can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together as a family of eight. Signing off from Guangzhou ~ Connie