Tuesday, April 7, 2009


The trip to Zhengzhou was harrowing to say the least. After we arrived at the airport in Beijing I realized something terrible. I had left my American currency in the hotel safe! Crisis manager Julie took a taxi back to the hotel then met us in Zhengzhou on a later flight. I am so blessed to have such an amazing sister. Not just anyone can successfully navigate China knowing absolutely no Mandarin. We finally made it to the hotel at half past midnight. This morning our guide, Queena, picked us up to go to the adoption center. We met 3 of Charli's nannies from the orphanage. They were impressed with her English. One said her children had studied English for 2 years and didn't know as much as Charli. (Conner, mommy gives you all the credit for being such a good English teacher.)

Charli sat beside me as I was signing the paperwork in the adoption office. Suddenly she burst out singing "Jesus Loves Me." It was all I could do to keep from crying right there. We do indeed serve an amazing God.
At the photo shop: not exactly the Walmart photo lab!
Meeting with nannies: They gave me a huge packet of photos and her Half the Sky growth and development reports. What a treasure!

Our hands stained from stamping the paperwork with our thumb and hand prints.
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1 comment:

  1. Yea! I'm so happy for you guys. It's finally official. I know you are so happy and relieved. And I got tears in my eyes when I read that about Charli singing Jesus loves me.That is so sweet. God is so awesome!