Only 2 more days until we meet Hannah!! 4 families left today to meet their children and tomorrow the other 3 will leave. Brian and I will be the all alone tomorrow. Our guide (Joy) will stay here with us, though. I am sad that we have to wait longer, however; as busy as they have kept us, it will be very nice to have a nice quiet day alone. That way, we can be well rested and ready to meet our daughter on Thursday afternoon. Then on the 29Th all of the families will meet up again. It will be so exciting to see all of the kids.
Today was probably my favorite site seeing day. We visited the Summer Palace and it was just a beautiful place. Pictures will never do it justice. It is hard to believe that all of these palaces were created for just 1 ruler. The Forbidden City was his main home, but he lived in the Summer Palace during the hot months of the year. The lake kept the area cooler. I definitely could have lived there. The first picture is us in front of the palace. There is also pictures of the phoenix and dragon, a shot from the palace looking down on the rest of the Summer Palace garden and a picture showing how the ceilings are painted. The detail on these buildings is amazing.
Since tomorrow is just a quiet day, I will not post tomorrow. The next time I write, we will have our daughter. Can you believe that this day has finally arrived? There were time I never thought that we would make it this far. I sure have learned to trust in God's timing for our lives during this journey. I know all the days ahead may not be easy, but I do know that God has blessed us. First with two beautiful boys, who are the light of our lives and now a daughter to complete our family. I cannot wait to introduce her to you.
All of our love,
Brian and Tonya