you're only a day away!!
I feel like running, skipping, crying, dancing, laughing and singing like Annie at the top of my lungs! We just ate breakfast in the hotel and it was awesome.... my normal routine is a pop tart and water but today, I managed to devour an omelet, waffle, hash browns, coffee and orange juice! Everywhere I turned there were chinese babies with white parents... again, it made me want to cry, laugh, praise the Lord and overall feel crazy. I managed to contain myself but I did bombard one family with a million questions. It is really bizarre to be in a hotel where every time you turn a corner, there is a dad holding a snack trap or a mom with a baby strapped to her... everyone here is going through the exact same thing we are.... I want to hug everyone I meet and I feel such a connection to total strangers. I realize we don't even have Mei Sims yet but I LOVE THIS JOURNEY WE ARE ON!!!! And I wish it was something everyone could experience. I feel so beyond blessed that this is God's plan for our family.... I could go on and on. To pass the time, we are about to go workout in the gym.... Don't faint if you know me well. :)
I wanted to give you a brief look at the schedule of events for our time here:
Sunday afternoon- Lifeline Travel group meeting
Monday (5th)- 2:00, leave to go to the civil affairs office to get Mei Sims
Tuesday (6th)- paperwork in the morning
Wednesday (7th)- trip to police station to apply for her passport
Thursday (8th)- Sightseeing
Friday (9th)- trip to orphanage (all day)
Sat. (10th)- Medical exam for Mei sims & more paperwork
Sunday (11th)- shopping! (My mom will be jealous)
Monday (12th)- TB test, zoo trip
Tuesday (13th)- Free day
Wednesday (14th)- Trip to consulate to take an oath
Thursday (15th)- get visa and leave for HK at 7 p.m.
Friday (16th)- Begin the long journey home!
More later! Derek is working on a post so be on the lookout for that soon! Oh and sorry for the lack of photos. I have taken a bunch but have yet to dump them on the computer plus I know you really only want to see the baby! :)