Wow oh Wow oh Wow.. where to begin!!
We have had the most amazing amazing amazing days here!! ( I truly dont beleive I have the vocabulary necessary to explain all that has happened here). We are in love with our little man and today he is learning how to love back. He gave his first hug to Tom today after seeing Tom hug me (he was so not sure why we hugged) we told him we hug because we love each other.. he JUMPED up into Toms arms with his arms out saying I LOVE YOU DAD!! then to me.. I lOVE YOU MOM!!! He is wanting to hold hands now and sign I love you a ton ( just since yesterday). Tom and I have laughed so hard the last few days we never ever imagined this trip would be like this. We thought it was going to be 2 long hard weeks of being with a stranger who doesnt really want us here. This trip for us couldnt be much further away from that. God has truly made a match made in Heaven. We are so in love and he cannot wait to get home and actually see his family back in America (other then on skype). Although he is quite addicted to skype!
We spent the last few days touring around Guangzhou. We hit a dried food market, a scarry scarry meat market, a pet market (Luke didnt know what any of the pets where called, not even in Chinese) You better beleive he knows the signs for them all now. We spent yesterday at a park with our beloved pals from Madison. Another match that our Lord so made in Heaven. We have laughed and laughed and laughed some more with our Madison travel mates ( I am pretty sure our faces will be on posters here when we leave heheh). We have made friendships that without a doubt will last a lifetime. Luke is soo attached to the other 2 men in our travel group that he gets upset when he thinks of them leaving. He is such a guy... but a guy with a heart of gold. We are so anxious for our friends and family to see this blessing of a boy!!!
Today we had to stay in our room for an hour while our guide did our interviews at the Consulate and she called and said all was great and we are ready for our Consulate appointment today. We leave at 2 to head to the Consulate and take our Oath promising to always take care of our boy and to love him forever.. That is going to be the easiest thing I have ever done as we love him to pieces already. We truly didnt expect to feel for him how we feel now and it is mind blowing how well he is doing. He is pure joy from the moment he wakes until he goes to sleep. For a boy that knew nothing a week ago to a boy that can have great conversations with us just one week later. His signing is still increasing at a rate that is astounding for me ( and I work with Deaf children on a daily basis) and we are watching his language blossom right before our eyes!!!
I have to get off to head to the consulate now and will try and post more later as soooo much has happend in the last few days (allll great stuff)
here are a few picks from our last few days will post more later...
I am the pillow fighting champion of China!!! Whaoooo soon to conquer the world!!
Some of the dried foods (if you can call them food) in the market we went to
Ohh man does he liek spaghetti!!
It was a watch party! Luke got to pick out his very first watch and it was quite an amazing moment!
All the kids with their new watches!!
The literal sea of people in the market, keeping an eye on 1 kid was not easy. whew
Luke petting his first ever dog!
Tom and I with our new found friend Jana, she just moved to China from NC and is Deaf, what a sweetheart
Our little gang, part of theWorrell family but not the whole crew (soon my babies soon!)
Luke and his daddy on the work out equipment in the park
He loves to exercise
Tom and Wayne on some kind of Chinese exercise/ torture device heheh
Me and Tom in the park, it was so pretty there
us being goofy!!!
We are some seriously strange people, we know!
Luke and Wayne calling for Mike.. that was a riot
Me and Ms Madison, my pal
Tom and Luke on his 1st amusement park ride
Mike and Wayne ( I am pretty sure they hate each other heheh ;p~)
The girls, Lisa, Madison, Myra and Me
Tom and Madison they sure are goofy
Hmmm what can I say.. We are enjoying each others company and there is ALOT of guy love to go around hahahah
- My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.