Truly, I cannot believe an entire year has passed. How did that happen?
I vividly remember the wonderful feelings of anticipation, giddiness, excitement, a little uncertainty yet more than anything I remember God’s peace covering me like a blanket. In the past, unknown adventures ahead had led to anxiety and fear but this time peace. Sweet, sweet peace. A peace that only He could provide.
This was one of our first glimpses of Beijing. I was immediately struck by the sheer density of the population as we looked down upon row after row of apartment buildings. (We were later told by our guide that there are no single homes in Beijing, all are apartment style buildings!)
When we landed in Beijing it was one day later, Friday, October 30th, late in the afternoon. We had been up for a while as the flights had been 5 and 11 hours long but you can tell that sleep was not on my agenda. I was now standing in the very same country that my daughter was living!!!
I think in this picture I think I’m asking our wonderful guide Sarah if she knows when we’ll be meeting our babies? And….she did! Less than 72 hours after this picture was taken, Hannah would be placed in my arms!!!
We settled into our rooms and while mom and dad went downstairs to the hotel restaurant to find some supper, Norma and I ventured out into the night to see what we could find. The adventure had begun! Mmm…cake.
We were less adventuresome deciding on plain Pringles, coke and apples for supper but we sure did enjoy them.
I will be forever grateful to Mom, Dad and Norma for going on this trip of a lifetime with me! It wouldn’t have been the same if even one of them had been missing. We were a great team and I love them all SO much! Thank you again!!! Love to each of you….xoxoxo
This was the picture I was holding tight too. Mommy was coming XiaoFen. Mommy was coming!