Thank y'all so much for all your prayers for us!!! Sweet Heng passed the medical exam-I cried when they told me! We waited a few minutes for his medical report and ran down the street to the Consulate where we took our oath and applied for his visa. We should have it in hand, Lord willing, at 4:10 tomorrow afternoon. Our flight leaves Wednesday morning at 9am! We have 25 hours of travel from take off in Guangzhou to our final landing spot in the US. Whew. I'm tired just thinking about it all-and my arms are just aching to hold my little girls!!! We're trying to enjoy our last 36 hours here...
We met another adopting couple on our ride up the elevator tonight...they're from Australia, and ended up inviting them to dinner...in our hotel room. They agreed and came right on. The mama, their little girl (who they adopted), our three and I hung out in the room while the daddies got take out. Our room was trashed and they came on in regardless.
The kids want to spend our last full day hanging at the hotel pool with our new mates. (Hahaha.)
Little Heng continues to amaze us! Today he tried ice cream again-and cried and cried with each taste and after the tears, cried and cried for more. What a picture of myself!
Before I run, I just want to say...we are so thankful we got to bring Sister and Little Man! I can't imagine this trip without them. I think the little girls would've been tired and miserable and worn out. The older two are at great ages for this type travel. They've hung in there so well and amazed us with their maturity. (I mean, it's not like the hotel staff had to tell one of our children to stop jumping over the velvet ropes in the front of the hotel counter. Yikes.) But seriously, it's been such a treat and privilege having them here.
Heng is in his crib, asleep on his side, under the blue blanket a precious friend made him. His little arm is hanging through the bars and I can hear him breathing. It's a sweet sound and my heart is at peace. So thankful for God's provision and care for His flock! We've seen His hand of tender care in so many ways-big and small.
It's late. Night, y'all!