There's so much that fills my heart right now - where do I begin? Today we did the last bit of paperwork, so that Hannah Li can come home with us. As soon as her feet hit American soil, she'll be a U.S. citizen. Two years worth of work to get to this point, and what a payoff! Our sweet little baby has given us so much joy already, and we'll have a lifetime of love to share with her.
So much has changed and so many blessings have been showered on us since we began this journey. Jaycie has patiently endured the wait with us, praying all the while, and has now become a big sister. There will be giggles all around when Jaycie's near. After almost 8 years as a family of 3, we are now a family of four. Our family is 25% bigger, and we have double the number of children we did two weeks ago. We are now a multi-cultural family. Lee and I will someday (we hope) have grandchildren who are at least half Chinese. We will always view China in a new light.
There's so much to look forward to, and we're so ready to introduce you to the latest member of our family. I've much more to say, but it's late, and I need to help pack. Pray for us as you read this. I think our Friday will be one of the longest days ever.
Good-bye, China, homeland of our beautiful Hannah Li. USA, here we come!
P.S. We're still arriving home late Friday night (10:45 p.m.); we having to go from here to Shanghai to Washington D.C. (Dulles) to Chicago to Nashville (boo!) - that's one too many legs in a reasonable flight, but we'll just have to manage. Again, pray for us!