Friday, October 10, 2008

Missing China...

Lately, I have been missing China. With fall officially here, it reminds me of all we were going through last year at this time. We were getting ready to go! We were making last minute preparations, getting plane tickets, and getting really excited to go get our baby! It is almost hard to believe that our 1 year anniversary since being blessed with Lilyann is almost here. I really wish we could hop on a plane and go re-live the whole momentous occasion. Just like in the fall of 2001 when I gave birth to my now 7 year old, there was something very magical in the air. In China, it was so much the same way. Yes, it was a very different experience, but just as magical and special. I miss the sights and sounds of China, just being in a foreign land is exciting to me! I miss the special people in our group who were all there to meet their children for the first time as well. I miss the whole experience! Can I go back? Please? Please? We would have stayed longer if possible, but all good trips, must come to an end. Well, I guess I will have to just start planning a 2nd China adoption (Shhh! Don't tell Jeff!). Really, it would take a miracle for us to financially come up with a way to do it, but I do not at all doubt God's amazing power!

In the mean time, I will rest, and relax and be content with the beautiful miracles the Lord has blessed us with. I do not take this job lightly, it is such a blessing, and I pray that I can be the mother they deserve!! I also pray for China to begin speeding up their method of matching their orphans with families, and that more Chinese orphanages would participate in the international adoption program. It is hard to believe that only a small majority really do participate. And my heart goes out to all the orphans of the world. May God comfort them until they are united with a Mommy and Daddy!

8 comments:

Kenny said...

I, too, have been thinking about our time together in China with our new children. Would love to have a reunion with our group. I'd especially love it if all our kids could grow up knowing each other. BTW, Kenny and I still grin when we think of Miranda's sweet giggle :)

Lori Ann

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I hope you can do it again!!

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

...and we were all back home waiting for you! It was an exciting time!

Handwoven Dreams said...

Michelle,

I am so reminscient at this time also. I CANNOT believe it has almost been a year. I have been working on my draft for our Nov. 5 anniversary. I am nearly speechless with all I am feeling. I know you understand! Aren't we so blessed?

Take care,

Shanda said...

It sounds so wonderful and you describe it so well for all of us. Your blog has become a happy place for me to visit. Your children are so blessed to have wonderful parents. How special for God to place a special baby so far from her home to be placed into your loving care. It's just all so neat.
The basement stuff can wait beleive me, it will be there waiting on you. I am a empty nester now. My youngest is 19 and now has his own rental with a friend. I now have the time to clean out the dungy basement. It was a lot of items I was saving for him to use and now he doesn't want them. Go figure.

Wendi said...

Well said! I too would love to go back to China for another child. I don't think it will happen, but never say never!

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle!

What a wonderful post and one I completely relate to. I also LOVE China and the whole experience of going there for an adoption was just the best! I really and truly loved every minute of being there and I miss it all the time!!

art said...

I too have been missing China lately:-) It is so hard to believe that it has almost been a year. It seems like Addison has been a part of our lives forever. I would love to have a reunion to see how much everyone's children has grown and blossomed. We plan on adopting again - hopefully sooner rather than later.

Adreanna