Today starts our last day in China. Early tomorrow morning (aprox 5:45 am) we will head to the airport. We will spend a large portion of today packing our suitcases. Even though Mark, Abby and I will be coming "home" I need to remember that Adam and Megan and leaving "home." This will probably be a very emotional time for them, even though they may not show it.
We are calling them Adam Jiujiu (JoJo) and Megan Yanmei. They do not respond to their American names yet. Adam is starting to allow affection (hugs and kisses) but Megan isn't there yet.
Please pray for Abby she is having problems with jealousy and feeling "unloved" due to the time we are spending with Megan and Adam.
We went to the local zoo two days ago and had a good time, Adam wasn't feeling well when we arrived but he perked up after a bit. Getting home was a bit of an adventure. We took a taxi to the zoo. When we were ready to leave we waited for about 30 minutes for a taxi. Noone wanted to stop for us...I was beginning to feel like we had a sign on our foreheads (Don't stop for us!) Finally a taxi stopped, to let someone out. We grabbed it and started back to our hotel. At a light the engine died but the driver was able to start it up again. About 15 minutes into the ride the tire blew! The driver told us to get out and we had to run across a lane of traffic to get to the curb. Then we started all over again trying to find anoth cab...with our forehead signs firmly in place! About 10 minues later a cab pulled over, to let someone out....we grabbed it! (Sound familiar?) Thankfully the rain started AFTER we were in the taxi. There were no other incidents on our way back to the hotel...
I hope our story lifted your day a little!