Here we are, all packed and organized, with just a few things to do before bedtime tonight (Monday) to be ready to head to Hong Kong at 5 a.m. tomorrow. I have been reflecting on so many things this afternoon. I have been here in China for 16 days, yet it still is surreal that I am half-way around the world. It is hard to wrap my mind around the significance of driving away from Guangzhou tomorrow, and taking Eliza from her place of birth to a whole new country and a whole new life. I can hardly believe that she is really ours. What an amazing gift from God to our family….such an amazing little girl. I know, I just know, God has huge plans for her.
Once we got word this morning that our visas might be on their way, and then word that they indeed were on their way, things got VERY busy. We had to secure our flights, meet our guides, check for accuracy on all the documents, and pay for our extended stay here. Here is the much anticipated envelope that will make Eliza an American Citizen once we land on U.S. soil!!
We had to also say our goodbyes to our awesome guide Aron. She will hold a special place in our hearts. She has been such a blessing to us and seems to never sleep. This poor girl has done so much for us here in China!
I will have another hard goodbye in Chicago tomorrow when Kristen and I part ways. We have become very close being the B Team, and I know we will remain good friends!
WOW. I AM IN CHINA!!! And soon I will be HOME SWEET HOME. I can hardly stand it until I get there.
I love you so much Kayla, Grant, Addie Mae, Chad and Lane! Mom is coming HOME!!!!