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.

Monday, March 31, 2008

GZ - Day 2

Again, today was a wonderful day….We actually had the whole morning to ourselves because today was one of the big days in the whole process.  Our guide took all of our paper work, passports and adoption certificate to the US Consulate to apply for a Visa for Mina.  Wow, so unbelievable to think that in less than one week we will all be home together as a family.  We have one last thing to do to legally be able to bring Mina home……the swearing in.  That will come tomorrow!  So with the morning to ourselves, we spent much of the day checking out the hotel, walking up and down the steps…..Minas favorite and checking out the local shopping scene, Again.  That never seems to get old.  You can walk into the same shop day after day and it still never gets old.  If you like to bargain, this is the place to be.  “Best Price for you….Today only!”  Our hotel is absolutely beautiful.  They have an amazing waterfall from which this one picture was taken by.  Along with the waterfall, the entire staff is wonderful, always someone around if you need something.  After all of our shopping we met our guide for some lunch (not so good this time) and a stroll in a nearby park.  Very nice, other than the fact that it was raining a little.  After that we went to a local “Tea House” and taste tested some tea.  Its pretty amazing all the different types of tea they have and what each one supposedly can do for you and your health.  After our Tea Party, we had a little time to ourselves……so what did we do???  We shopped!  Mina is a sport.  We put her on my back in a carrier and she passes out.  By the way, (btw) this is Marc writing the blog tonight, because…… guessed it……Amy is shopping.  We decided as a group to do a dinner cruise tonight, so after our shopping we boarded a cruise and sailed up and down the Pearl River for almost 2 hours.  The food was good and the scenery was beautiful.  This has been such an awesome experience.  I cannot wait to show off our little girl.  I can’t get enough of her.  She melts my heart already.  Thank you all for all your prayers and support.  We are truly blessed beyond imagination.  Until tomorrow….Good Night, or for you…Good Morning! 


Mommy said...

Love the last pic. I know you'll be so glad to get home. Be safe. Just one more week!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Thanks for keeping the postings coming! I love to read up on what is going on in your process each day. Can't wait to see all of you!

Kathleen said...

Love, love, LOVE the picture of you and Mina on the dinner cruise and Marc kissing her sweet head. Your blog is amazing...I can only IMAGINE what the scrapbook will look like! Count me in for the Mandarin cooking class (as long as no roast pigeon is involved...! ; )