Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sept. 16 - Nanjing

Director of Jada's Orphanage on Left (Mrs. Chen) - A Nanny on Right
Signing Away
Today has been a day!!! Our travel mates were up all night with a sick little boy and we felt so sorry for them - little did we know our turn was coming! Jada was still being her quiet, reserved self - slept from 9-7 and we had to wake her up to go to the Civil Affairs Office again. Once we hit that office, Jada became Jada the Stubborn and has stayed that way ever since. We said yesterday that it almost seemed like they had given her meds for the ride here - she just seemed so "out of it" - well today THE MEDS WORE OFF!!! Oh my word - she was a crazy girl. And here you are sitting in the office in front of the Chinese officials and we really needed to use some discipline and there was nothing we could do - for Heaven's Sake - we were signing papers that said we would love our child - even though, in our minds, discipline is loving!!! :) But we did the best we could - we were dripping with sweat - they told us it's the cool season now so they don't turn on AC very often! UGH!! We went to give them our fingerprints and Jada tried to take the red ink - she tried to take the papers - not sure we got one smiling photo since Joe and I were so frazzled!!! HELP!!!! This girl is SPICY!!! To top it off - I pulled something in the back of my leg and can barely walk - that was something- here's the crippled mom trying to curtail my wild child! And Joe was just passing out the Yuan. We were exhausted after that and wanted only to go back to our hotel and our guide thinks we need to go shopping. Yeah - Walmart with the wild child - all I was looking for was Calgon! I am hobbling behind our cart, Joe is carrying Jada because she was crying now, and he was dripping with sweat - so while I peruse the bananas, raw fish, and other unidentifiable objects - Joe stays in the freezer aisle- it's cooler there. Oh my - I think we're ready to come home now.

We will leave you on a good note though - God is keeping us feeling young - or VERY, VERY old!!!! And she is a hoot!! I will try to post a video of Jada playing with Dad - she never stops. Hmmm - wonder if we can find those meds they had her on!?!?!??! (We'll show them our Yuan!!)Gotta Love a Good Banana

17 comments:

Proud_grammaconnie said...

LOVE IT! Sounds like a real adveture. I can't wait for more pictures. Two "spicy" girls in one house. Your boys are gonna love it! Still praying for you guys.

Carol said...

Sounds like a long, tiring day for sure! It will be easier once you are home and can settle into a more regular routine. Thanks for all the details. We're loving it here!

Kim K. said...

Wow. I hope tonight brings you all some much needed rest. Sounds like an exhausting day. Hugs and prayers!!

ShaggaBear said...

It will get better! I know you know that, but sometimes it's good to hear. Praying for a smooth transition and strength for Mommy and Daddy!
~linda

Whitty's Four said...

Oh Becky, You had me laughing!!!
I remember all to well...thinking,Caeleigh just wait untill we get home. And oh my, how I hate to sweat.Just hold on untill you can get to Guangzhou.It seemed to get so much better there.
I could not get her to even sit in a stroller.Finally I took her on our hotel floor and forced her in the stroller untill she gave up.After that she liked it.Of course only I could push it.All these Chinese men came out of their rooms and stared at me but at that point, I did not care.
Hey we will be praying for your leg.
Karen

auntie katie said...

she looks so good and what a funny story ... all that energy ... don't you wish you could bottle it !!!

love ya

Heather VE said...

I am just thinking... all this time you have waited for this little princess, waited and waited and waited... well, she has ARRIVED! :) Continued prayers, especially for the bum leg!

Adrienne said...

Ah, yes, we remember sweating in Nanjing - in that same office!! You're a great story teller! Thank God for a sense of humor, right?!

Hang in there. Your girl is precious. Praying for rest and strength and healing!

Hugs, Adrienne

Carrie said...

oh my! hope you feel better!

Kristi said...

Dear Bilby's, We are praying for your health and Becky for your leg! Congrats on Ms. Jada as she is so precious!!!! Praying she settles in nicely and that her wildness was do to the down day she had before!! You guys are pros at this and will overcome any thing.......we are confident of that!!!!. Still praying for you as we know you also long to be home with your other children!! Becky.....I hate to be hot and I get so grouchy I am even praying for you guys to get some cooler weather or at least are comfy in your hotel room!!!! I keep picturing Joe in the freezer section!!! Joe CooL! How exciting to watch your journey!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Carey said...

Oh guys! What an adventure! Ahh! And you're already tired and overwhelmed to boot!! The sweating is awful too. Pics of us getting Jaden I'm all "pitted out." =P

Praying it was just a faze and she settles down. And Becky for your leg. And prayers for lots of energy and good sleep for all three of you!! Congratulations, again on your little spitfire! She is a doll!

Steffie B. said...

Oh Becky.....I am just so happy for you and Joe...Jada...and all the rest of the children waiting at home for you too.

Just enjoy the time there....this is your dream come true.... ;)

Love you...
Steffie

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Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family- she's precious! :-D
Katie (the Anderson's friend)

Anonymous said...

lol what an adventure. hope you get more sleep tonight.
she is so cute!!

Amber Drilling

KariR said...

This has been exciting to watch - she's such a honey and I hope the rest of the trip goes well!!

JulieM said...

You crack me up. I hope that tomorrow is a smoother day and that your leg feels better. I will also pray for a cool breeze to blow through China. Blessings

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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