Thursday, February 4, 2010

Last Day in Taiyuan

Today is our last day in Taiyuan. We leave for the airport at 9:30am. We have been here in Taiyuan with another family, the Hoaglands. They have been wonderful and have been an answer to our prayers. This is there 2nd adoption from China. Our guide, Sarah, has been a God-send! She is a lot of fun, personable and funny. We will miss her greatly when we leave.

Tomorrow afternoon, we meet up with Mark and Leslie that we spent our time in Beijing with. They adopted a 3 year old girl that just had cochlear implants. Their entire family is deaf. I am looking forward to seeing what Jackson's reaction will be when he spends time with them. When he is tired, he gets angry when I try and sign simple things to him! We're hoping that they will have advice for us! We will also meet up with the Goreckis. Kerri and I have been emailing each other for a few months now. She has been wonderful during the torturous wait for our Travel Approval.

Hopefully we will have a better internet connection in GZ. It has been especially difficult not having the video portion of our Skype working with Sydney and Jadon. We miss them terribly and can't wait to get home
to them!

Thank you, Angela, for getting our posts onto our blog! It has been frustrating not being able to share all of the details in length! Our hotel room is TINY!!! We literally only have one walking path in our room. That is between the beds and the dresser area which we could not unpack our suitcases because there aren't any drawers! The lights are frustrating because they are on motion sensors and are not very bright.

Jackson had his first ice cream this afternoon, but of course we forgot to bring the camera. We also forgot to bring wipes for clean up! He really enjoyed it and wish we could have captured the moment he was waiting for more with his tongue hanging out!!!! Have I mentioned that we have to hide the food in our room! HE LOVES IT!!!! It was vanilla, so maybe tomorrow in GZ we can try chocolate!!!

Our next post will be from GZ. Please pray for Jackson for his first airplane ride!!


Anonymous said...

So wonderful to hear all about your trip and how Jackson is doing. You'll love Guanzhou..get ready to shop, shop, shop! As I read your posts it is so amazing how God put your family together in just the perfect way! Can't wait to meet him. He is precious!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the details of your trip! It is great to see how much fun you're having with your new son! He is simply adorable.

Tracy said...

I have loved following your journey! Praying for safe travels for all of you.