Sunday, December 8, 2013

The big day!

Here are a couple photos of our trip so far, one of us at the Great Wall and one of Hohhot from our hotel room. It is the driest cold I have ever been in, in the single digits at night and 20's during the day. A beautiful city though! We have settled in to the beautiful Shangri-La hotel with a crib in our room for sweet Henry.  It is 4:43 Monday morning and at 10:00 a.m. today (Sunday @ 8 p.m. central time) we receive him in the lobby. It's so exciting and a little scary I think, but most of all, this really happening? Wow!!!

God is amazing how He orchestrates and times things...two of Henry's friends from New Day are being united with their adoptive families here in Hohhot this week as well! It's always hard for an orphan to see friends leave with their forever families and be left behind; but this week, Henry, Colton, and Isaac are all going! And they'll get to see each other a little more before leaving. God is good!

I'll post photos of us with Henry as soon as I can. There is soon to be one less orphan in the world. That may seem so small of a difference but it is a HUGE difference to him and to us. Life changed forever, here we come!

1 comment:

  1. It's been so fun following your updates. We lift all of you up at this time, we know that the anticipation and excitement is probably overwhelming. We pray that God's presence is felt at the very moment that you receive your son in your arms.