Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


We had an incredibly busy day here in Beijing.  We are really enjoying the culture, sights, and food (except for one particularly strange pork dish we just had)  I think our guide likes the fact that we are loving the different foods.  We first went to the Forbidden City toured and learned all about the different dynasties and Emperors.  I will confess I knew close to nothing about all of this before today.  Then we went to lunch and walked the steps of the Great Wall.... Exhausting at best.  I was surprised by the amount of people at both places, and the steps of the Great Wall are tall and steep.  We had to stop a few times and catch our breath.  The view was absolutely amazing.  

Most importantly this is my LAST post without a picture of Mina!!!!!  We had to pinch ourselves a few times today... it seems very surreal that we will be meeting our daughter tomorrow.  We are racked with nervous excitement.  Every time I saw a small child today, I almost teared up.  
Please keep our little Mina in your thoughts and prayers, as she has no idea that her life is about to change,  Please pray that she accepts and bonds to us quickly.    We are all about to fall over tired right now. Tomorrow is sure to be one of the most amazing days of our lives.... We will keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!!!! I am so very excited for you all!! Can't wait to see pictures and hear about your sweet Mina!! Sending many prayers and hugs!!! Love~ Bobbi

Mommy said...

Oh, how exciting! THE GREAT WALL! I can't wait to see pictures tomorrow of your baby girl! Take care and be safe.

M from TN

Anonymous said...

Hey A,M & C!
We were soooo anticipating photos from your adventure. We keep asking Jeff's dad to use his computer to log on, since we're not home.
We said MANY prayers for you guys in church this Easter morning!
Can't wait to see pictures of you holding your angel in your arms!
Your neighbors (C3J2)

Carmi said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter there in China! Praying for a smooth journey to Mina and that she is a happy little girl who takes right to her new family!

eastandwest said...

I too hope you have a blessed Easter. What better way to celebrate rebirth than with God's new blessing to your family!

Truly Blessed said...

Oh how wonderful that you're so close to Mina! You must be SO excited.

I'm excited for you -- cannot wait for your next post.

Hope you were able to celebrate Easter somehow. Enjoy China!!

Kelly (from CWA -- still waiting for our LOA)

chksngr said...

Hey, yall!!!

I've been quietly lurking here watching and waiting...

I'm SO SO excited for all of you! Cannot WAIT to see the baby girl in YOUR arms and YOUR photos!!

Hugs, Blessings, and Prayers for all of you!


Elizabeth and Joey said...

Today's the day! You could even be holding her right now!! I was re-reading part of the Easter story yesterday and thought of you when I saw Jesus' words to the disciples after he had risen -
"Don't be upset, and don't let doubting questions take's really me..." It seemed too good to be true.
We know the adoption process is full of moments of doubt but you never let them take over and although it sometimes seems too good to be true God has really led you all the way to your baby girl! It's really Him : )

Mommy said...

Thinking and praying for all of you...especially Mina. You should be holding her right now. We can't wait to hear all about it.

M from TN