Friday, July 13, 2007

On to Guangzhou

We are spending our last night here in Nanchang...the birth place of our daughter. While I am glad to be moving on, closer to going home, it's a little bitter sweet knowing we are leaving the only place Lily has ever known. Walking through that village the other day really made me think of how her life could have been; but God has big plans for this little girl. It's still so miraculous to me that He has chosen us to be her parents. I feel so blessed and honored that He feels we are the right ones for this challenge. I pray we will be the parents God wants us to be for this precious life.

Now I am packing up the last of our things, checking every nook and cranny to make sure nothing gets left behind. And you can bet I will be carrying Lily's things on the plane with me! My suitcase will be the only one checked on this leg of the trip...we've seemed to have good luck with it so far!

Here are some final pictures of our last couple of days in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China.

Thursday we went to this Pavilion...very famous in Jinagxi. Apparently lots of others like this one are just copies of this original. I also thought it was called a Pagoda, but because this is big on the inside, it's a Pavilion.
Robert, Me, sleepy Lily, Lao Lao (maternal grandmother) and Nai Nai (paternal grandmother)

Artwork inside the Pavilion

They put on a 15 minute show on the top floor of the Pavilion every hour. The costumes were gorgeous and the hand movements were just graceful.

Robert showed me this "painting". I thought it was beautiful at first, then he told me it was made out of butterfly wings. Poor butterflies.

Lily's favorite snack!

Friday: Mommy and Lily on the bus going to the park.

"I'm not too sure about this hat, mom!" (I was surprised...she actually left it on for quite a while. It only ended up on the ground once!)

This little girl was so cute on her scooter! So many people here either ride bikes or scooters. This one was getting trained early! (Her mom came chasing right behind her.)

Beautiful rock in the middle of the park.

Another gorgeuos picture taken by Robert. This one may get framed and hung on the wall.

Mommy and Lily at the park...stopping for a diaper change!

Fish tank at the restaurant where we went for lunch today.

1 comment:

David said...

I am soooo happy for you, she is beautiful. I have been checking your blog every day,and I am so happy you are keeping it up to date. God has truly blessed you, and you deserve it. Lily is also blessed to have such wounderful an loving parents. There is no doubt in my mind that this was a match made in Heaven. Children are a gift from God (no mater how they come), they are a huge responsibility, but the rewards are beyond measure. I am sure that you and Robert are going to be terrific parents (you have two great mentors to make sure of that). I have togo how, before my tears mess up my keybord. Keep up with your blog. God bless you all. Tell my sister Hi. Robert, keep up with the great photography.
Love to all,

Uncle (and Great Uncle) David