Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sept. 22 - Guangzhou

Bedhead Jada - she doesn't have much hair but it sure does stick up!!!

You will get a kick out of this - yes, Becky at the pool, good thing it's long distance on this photo! BUT we weren't allowed to take pictures - Joe is a rebel!

In my excitement to share God's work - I forgot to share what we did today - kind of overshadowed, I know.

Kind of a laid back day - aside from our news!! We spent time at the pool, walking around Guangzhou - AT STARBUCKS! (for the first time since we've left - I know, I know, you don't believe me, but it's true!) And then dinner at Lucy's with our new found friends, the Colestocks. We are enjoying these wonderful people we've met here on our journey - God knew just what we needed and when! We are truly blessed.

Tomorrow is our consulate appt. and red couch picture - we'll see how Miss Jada does - she is our wild child - for sure!! I told my friend today, we need to get the sign for the house put up, "We are not responsible for this 3 year old - we have not trained her the last three years!!" Oh my! Pray for us as we head into a VERY LONG Thursday as well. We are thrilled to be coming home but our day(s) will be long. We have a 3 hour layover in Shanghai before we ever hit the plane to the U.S., and then a 4 hour layover in Chicago - anyone want to come and party?!?!!? We won't even be in Omaha until 10:30 pm - but it's all minor - we are coming home. Missing our kids here - it's time to go home!


Kim K. said...

Prayers and safe travels!! I love Jada's feisty spirit...it matches her hair!!

Adrienne said...

Praise God for the miracle of international adoption! Well done Joe and Becky - good and faithful servants. We will pray you home. Love, Adrienne

Dana said...

Omaha?! I'm here just outside Lincoln!

So excited to see this coming together. Praise God, and God bless!


RamblingMother said...

Wonderful new about the clear TB. Praying for traveling mercies for you. Jada is adorable. Congrats again.

Carol said...

mmmmmm...Starbucks. You guys are in for quite a year. We always found 3 to be a hard year anyway (no terrible twos here, just tough threes). Will definitely be praying through out the year as you all are adjusting and getting to know each other.

hollym. said...

Joe needs to get busy Styling Jada's hair!! Actually, it can stick up all over the place...Girl, you're comin HOME!!:)

Jenny C. said...

Hi. I'm on the Bethany adoption forum. We were told of your TB situation. I prayed for you last night and am so happy to hear you're able to make it home.

I want to say that I admire you greatly for your willingness to stay behind with your daughter should the worst have happened. It shows your tremendous trust that God will provide and care for you.

Have a safe trip home!

Carey said...

Oh man, those flights don't sound like fun! Our 3 year old screamed a good portion of one of our 8 hour flights. Not to scare you or anything. =) God speed on your way home! Safe travels, relaxing flights, and calm Jada!! And can't believe you're almost home!!

Anonymous said...

have a safe trip home!!
i love the hair lol
still praying

amber drilling

Andy, Charity, Noah, Heath and Elijah said...

YEAH!!! I am so glad to hear about her xrays. Praise God for ALL His blessings. I'm just now getting to a computer - trying to get the house ready - SW on her way to our house for our homestudy for ETHIOPIA!!!!!
Enjoy tomorrow with all the festivities before the long ride home. Can't wait to see pics of the fam at the big reunion party. What a party it will be. God bless & thanks for being such a blessing during all these ups & downs of the adoption.

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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