Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Touch of China While We Wait

Even though we have been very quiet at the Happy Haus about our upcoming adoption...

We are still thinking everyday about our precious daughter in China

Over 6 years of waiting haven't diminished our love and longing for a little girl we haven't met yet

The stork has been elusive

But finally we can see an end to our journey

It seems like forever since we have mentioned anything about our adoption, but there really hasn't been much to tell. We still don't have any concrete news, but it seems likely that our daughter will be home by the end of this year. After waiting for over 6 years to bring Natalie home, it's hard to believe that we are finally nearing the end of this journey.

Recently, in order to update our adoption paperwork, we had to get fingerprinted for the third time by the Department of Homeland Security in Memphis. The staff there was very efficient this trip, so we ended up having extra time which we used to visit the Memphis Zoo.

Our main agenda was to see the Pandas which perfectly fit the theme of the day.

This lovely lady had buried herself in bamboo and was enthusiastically chowing down the whole time we were there.

She looked so happy eating her 'nummy bamboo. I didn't realize that Pandas have to eat 40 pounds of bamboo every day and that it takes them almost all day to consume that amount.

Appropriately, our last stop at the zoo was to view examples of the iconic symbol of Natalie's future country.

For now we're going back to our hibernation mode on this subject until we have more news to share. 再见Photobucket


Me Jane said...

"Faith is not simply patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope." - Corazon Aquino

I just know that your patience will bear fruit soon!

Angela McElyea said...

My cousin adopted from China. She was on the waiting list for approximately two years, and finally got the call. The baby, now named Emma, had a heart defect and they wanted my cousin to come get her right away. It was amazing how fast it all happened from there. The point is - hang in there and you'll get your call. Line up a fur-baby sitter so you can move fast when it's time!

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