On this Thanksgiving weekend it seems only appropriate that we would give back to those who are less fortunate than we are. A huge thank you to each of my colleague's at Lowe's Corporate HQ who gave towards the Poyang Social Welfare Institute. The donation you gave at Eva Monet's Baby Shower went towards buying a case of baby formula, something that the director said they could use to care for the babies.
Departure for Guangzhou
Yesterday we landed in Guangzhou to begin the final phase of our paperwork process and to prepare for our US Consulate appointment. Everywhere we go people are watching. Many smiles and questions about or babies.
Eva has been a sweet little gem. The week has been a bit of a blur filled with smiles, giggles, and several tears. We could all use a bit more sleep though I must say Eva has done very well considering her sleeping conditions have changed so dramatically. She has shown tremendous capacity to adapt to this new life that she has been given. It's been wonderful how she's been willing to go to both of us so easily; a huge answer to prayer. She loves being held and does not like it if we put her down for even a moment. Her attachment is essential so we welcome her expressions of preferring us over everything else...except probably her bottle and whatever food we happen to be eating. Changing clothes and diapers are another story... : )
More to come as we enjoy this exceptional city in the southern part of China. The Asian Games are ending and we are enjoying the beauty of this city. It's stunning with fresh flowers and lush greenery everywhere. Current temperatures in the 70's.