Last few days in Guangzhou.

We have had a great last few days.

The other Lifeline families came and it was so nice to have the camaraderie. We have already made some great new friends.


Zoe and Milo really enjoyed the Pearl River boat cruise.


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I just love this city.


However, I also can say, with total certainty, that there has definitely been a feeling of finality in this trip. Shaun and I both have felt that we can sense this will be our last trip here for awhile-at least where adoptions are concerned.

We still hope for the opportunity to bring all our children back here one day, or to come back for mission work. But, it’s hard to describe, something just feels different this time.

We both feel the desire to help orphaned children from a different direction now, in a different way. We are not sure exactly what that will look like, but we are listening and waiting.

We took our oath before the US Consulate today, so we are now official state side.

We finished it off by taking his picture with the little children statue…


just like his brother…


and his sister…


This little boy will never walk alone again.

From the mama that is ready to be with all her kiddos under one roof again soon,


Medicals, Museums, and More

We have been able to experience some new things this go around, which has been nice.

We went to a museum that is all about the Guangdong province.

It was very interesting.

It highlighted all the different cities and regions in Guangdong and showed what they were famous for, the natural resources of the province, and the precious gems as well.

There was also an entire section dedicated to the ink stones used for writing. The oldest one in the collection dated back to 300 AD!

I love history so of course I enjoyed it.

There were also some dinosaur artifacts with wildlife and sea creature exhibits included as well.



We also got to enjoy some sites of the city we have never seen before.


Yesterday, we had our medicals.

We passed with flying colors, and there were no tears.

Today, we visited the Chen family house as we have before. Which was nice because I was able to get Milo his Chinese name in calligraphy as I did for Judah.

He is now saying all of his siblings names in English. Which is super precious!

We just love this little guy. He is so happy and he loves to laugh. We haven’t had any issues other than trying to figure out his bedtime routine.

I know children usually have more issues at night than any other time so I not surprised. I am just waiting patiently for the wisdom to know how to help him. He still only wants Shaun so that is also challenging.

But he is so much fun and such a sweet hearted boy.

Thanks for your continued prayers.