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, January 10, 2010

I bought this book for Collin for Christmas
Fodor's Beijing's 25 Best, 5th Edition
As I page through it I can believe that he will be LIVING in this city in a few weeks. In a few months, if I go to Beijing, my baby could show me around like it is his own home town. You know how helpless that makes this (somewhat controlling) Mama feel? He went to China with us about a year and a half ago when we went to adopt Mina and he has been in love with the culture ever since. (I can't believe how much he has changed in the last 18 months, he looks sooo much younger in these photos. )
I wonder if it has anything to do with his rock star like status while he was there?
A few minutes ago we finished all his visa application documents, and that is pretty much the last loose end before he leaves. I will be going to D.C. with him the week before he flies to China. He will finish up his first semester next week and then he gets to hang out at home until he leaves.
I'm am secretly hoping that he pulls out every annoying teenager trick in the book...
maybe that would make the fact that he will be gone for months a little less heart wrenching?

Get ready for the Mama pleads for prayers and words of wisdom, he leaves in 35 days and the reality is quickly setting in. Last week I begged him not to go, I know it was futile but I had to try. He will do fantastic living and learning in Beijing, I am so proud of his enthusiasm and bravery, but even with 4 little kids still underfoot, the house will feel empty without his energy pulsing through it.


Sarabeth Hudson said...

You've done a great job with him and now begins watching him become the man you and Marc have prepared him to be! I know it will be hard but you have so much to be proud of with him. 6 months can fly by! Just ask this pregnant girl how fast it can be ;)

Gretchen said...

Oh hunny, my heart aches for you. I will most definately be praying. I know it must be tremendously hard.

Bailey said...

Wow! What an amazing opportunity for him. And to think about his excitement about sharing the culture of his sisters is very special. What an amazing brother. His experiences over in China will bless your family more that you can fathom. Congratulations!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Don't you just love those teenager tricks? I know what you mean about the energy they bring to your home. I sure do miss Colt when he's not home. His presence adds so much!

I definitely understand how you're feeling...praying for his safety and your peace of mind! :)


chksngr said...

WOW! its so close!! How amazing and exciting!!!I'm with goes by SO FAST, it will be over before you know it!