Hi all! We made it into Guangzhou on a train today. Yesterday was quite the toilsome day, however. Let me just say, we spent over twenty four hours traveling, with sixteen of it spent up in the air. And no matter how positive I could try to be about that, spending that many hours in a confined, tight space even for a woman my size, is nothing short of g.r.u.e.l.ing.
We are thirteen hours ahead of those in Indiana. Depending on your location give or take a couple hours. Suffice it to say, where we are, tomorrow (Monday) at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon, we will be united with our littlest for the first time and for good.
Thankfully, we will not visit the orphanage until Monday or Tuesday of next week which makes for more time for bonding with us before Feng Mei goes back to say goodbye to everyone she's known her whole life. I can't imagine what kind of stress that would induce in the life of a little child, so even though in the end the good out ways the bad by a long shot, Feng Mei has much to endure and cope with in her transition into a loving family.
God bless Feng Mei.
I do not have pics to post at the moment because I need a cable to upload my pics from my camera onto the computer, and finding one of those usb (?) cables where I'm at is proving rather cumbersome. Hopefully I will have it all straightened out by tomorrow to post "gotcha day" photos. Keep prayin', please. Pray for Feng Mei especially, although it's just been reported to me that Feng Mei was told on Friday that mama and baba are coming and that she is very excited about this. Please pray that I hold it together when I see her for the first time, or that I learn to say in Mandarin just so I don't scare her, "Mama cries when she's happy." Good night everyone! God bless one and all!