Thursday, December 24, 2009

Last Day in China

Wow- it is really hard to believe that our time in China has come to
an end. This time has been SO different from when we were here last
year. Not only are the girls' personalities very different, adopting
a 27 month old, severely traumatized baby is a world apart from
adopting a 4 1/2 year old, well adjusted young girl. It is really
hard to compare the experiences - they are both harder and easier in
very different ways. Zabi has adjusted amazingly well to us so far.
For the most part, she is an easy going, delight to be around. A
real giggler, too!

Michelle and Tam took us to Baiyun Mountain - White Cloud Mountain -
is how it translates. The hightest peak in Guangzhou and from the
top, on a clear day, you have a 360 degree view of the city. We
didn't make it all the way to the top and it wasn't clear, but it was
beautiful. It was Christmas Eve Day here, and there was an
elementary school on holiday there, complete with Santa!

On our way home, we strolled through a local market - scorpians

A travel group family joined us for dinner for a delicious hot pot
meal to round out our day. Our bags are packed and ready to be
picked up at 6:15 AM, we leave for the airport at 6:45 for a LONG
journey home.

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement, prayers, blessings and
friendship along this beautiful journey. We wish you a Merry
Christmas and hope to keep you informed on our family life with 2
teens and 2 four year olds. Could be busy!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It went by fast for me, so I can only imagine how it was for you! :) I know you're excited to see hubby Chicka and MissE though. Praying you'll have an uneventful flight home and that your transition back to "real life" is happy and full. Much love to you and merry Christmas! love, Sarah