We SLEPT!!! I think I fell asleep at 5pm China time and I woke up at 5am China time! WAHOOO I wont be the walking dead like I was yesterday, Thank you Lord for allowing Tom and I the opportunity to sleep so we can focus on the joy of the day! We are just hours away from meeting our precious boy for the first time. I cant even begin to describe how I feel, but it is going to be hard to not cry all day, that is for sure. The tears come every time I think abou finally seeing that precious little face. Tom and I cant wait to meet him and we keep praying for the Lord to touch his heart so he wont be so scared ( I cant imagine he isnt scared, everything he has known for the last 10 years of his life, be it good or bad, is about to change in just a few short hours for him)
We sure are the sight to see in this town, a tall blonde woman with blue eyes ( and left handed as our guide was blown away by) with a shorter handsome white guy that has brown hair and blue eyes and is deaf. If we dont shock them by being Amercian we sure as heck do the minute we start signing. They cant stop starring. But I can see how we would be fascinating, now add Luke to the mix and I am sure we are quite the story. We truly like it here as different as it is! What a culture shock for us (Tom was having a wee bit of that yesterday when he kept asking me to interpret what people are saying and I would say "I have no idea as they are speaking in Chinese!") It is odd to be the one that knows nothing and if it wasnt for our guide yesterday we could have never ordered lunch. I laughed sooooo hard as we sat down and the lady gave us menu's and Tom picked on up to look and the 2 goreous young Chinese girls sitting across from us almost lost their lunch as they watched Tom look at the menu and his eyes popped out when there was ONLY Chinese on it and no pictures hahah. The girls giggled for about 5 minutes. It made my day to see that. China is surely full of different sights and sounds and some ummm interesteing smells for sure. The street we went down had one of the grossest smells ever and our guide said " Do you smell that bad smell?" I am thinking well umm yea my nose does work! hahah and she says "As bad as it smells it is one of the best things to eat!" Umm no thanks!
ok we are off to breakfast and try and get something to eat, then we meet our guide at 9am our time ( we are 13 hours ahead of NJ time, for those of you following) and then we head to the bank to exchange our money to Chinese RMB and then we head off to take a walk to another hotel to meet Luke at 9:30. We are filled with all sorts of emotions, we shall update as soon as we get the chance. Sending you all Love and thank you to everyone for the loved and prayers you are sending our way, we totally can feel all of the prayers, love and support being sent by everyone!
With Love again from China,
Goodbye from a mother of father of 3 kids soon to be the mother and father of 4 kids!
our family of 5 becomes a family of 6 today!
LUKE WE ARE ON OUR WAY! HANG ON OUR SWEET SON!
Aaron, Tommy and Paige we miss you and send sweet love to our babies back at home and know that we are praying for the 3 of you as we add your new brother to our family!
- 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.