Monday, January 17, 2011

Beijing is wonderful…but 10 days is a long time

We have been in Beijing for eight days now, and aside from the wonderful Maggie moments we continue to have (which is the focus of this whole trip), the longevity is starting to wear thin. The free time is great…the sightseeing is wonderful…but these are all moments that our WHOLE family should and can’t be together. We wish there was some way to take the eight (literally EIGHT) days of actual adoption appointments for this 21 day journey and squeeze them into, let’s say, NINE days. Well, we know God has a reason for it, and we continue to trust in Him. But I have to admit, when Marcie proclaimed the most exciting parts of her day (sans the Maggie moments) were the realization that waffles had been replaced with French toast on the breakfast buffet and the tub was more fun to use than the sink for washing our clothes, I knew we had reached the apex of our Beijing leg and were headed in the other direction . Looking forward to single layer clothes (& no long johns) and the ability to head outdoors on occasion in Guangzhou…but looking more forward to an unbelievably anticipated homecoming at the end of the month.

Picking up Maggie’s passport tomorrow (Tuesday), then headed to the Temple of Heaven for another tour. We leave for Guangzhou on Wednesday…average temp next 10 days…62. Continuing to delight in the journey He has laid before us today…and looking forward with eager anticipation to the next. Your continued prayers are being felt and are much appreciated.

3 comments:

China Dreams said...

I completely sympathize. We were in Beijing two weeks and Guangzhou for five days. It gets old fast. You start to want things like wearing slippers to breakfast, letting the dog out, grabbing a snack or sandwich mid-day without having to find a restaurant, and the list goes on. You worry that your poor kid thinks this is normal life and the sooner you can get them to normal, the sooner you can start to actually live! Hang in there, though. You're almost done and home to your other babies.

Ruby

Kelly said...

Praying and smiling as I see your photos!!!

Clay and Tanya said...

Oh, it's a dreadfully long time no matter how you slice it. It's just SO hard when there are babies at home......