Sunday, September 8, 2013

The streets of Guangzhou

Yesterday morning we flew out of Beijing and into Guangzhou, the third largest city in China (population: 13 million).  The climate here is similar to that of Florida-- tropical with a very minor winter season... and humid!  Flowers abound, and thankfully, so does the air conditioning (at least in the places we've visited thus far).  Since our little one resides in this province, and since it is also home to the US Consulate (where her American visa will be issued next week), we'll spend the rest of our stay in this beautiful place.

After grabbing a quick bite for lunch, we strolled the streets for a few leisurely minutes-- in an effort to simply bide time until we meet our girl!!

We stumbled upon a post-wedding photo op, the groom looking on as his bride posed for her portrait.   I decided to snap one of my own; hopefully, I didn't offend.

And then... Starbucks... oh, what a glorious sight!  
Now I just have to figure out how to order a hot chai tea.

And finally... this jolly red & yellow guy-- he seems to be everywhere!

As for today,
at 2:30 in the afternoon, Lord-willing...
we finally get our girl!!
~God is so very good~

I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you- I, whom you have redeemed.
Psalm 71:22-23


Anonymous said...

I am so excited about your day and cannot wait to hear more about today and see pictures of Abigail Rose - such a beautiful name. I am Grandmamoggie's cousin and live in TX. Just so thankful for the blessings bestowed upon you and your family. I will be watching for your posts on the blog. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I showed N&L the street pictures first and then back to the very first one---oh she is so cute!!!! Were L's first words--very excited and just kept staring at the picture repeating her initial comments and questioning where A got her sandals the bracelet and the little snack? She was holding in her hand. Precious indeed!!! N commented on B being taller than his Dad! A boy of few words but many smiles and thought it was a good picture! If you changed the letters on the buildings to English it looks like most of the pictures could be here . N was impressed with the man on the bike! God is GOOD! Amen! Love to all!

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Days! What a cutie we have joining our brood!! Everyone looks HAPPY and that is good. God Bless! Gramoggie

gretchen said...

Oh how we are rejoicing. Bubbling with excitement. What beautiful pictures! And hooray! The journey is complete! Psalm 118:23 - The Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes.

Anonymous said...

So hard to believe! Chris, my high five has worked; Heath, I guess I'll hold up both hands from now on. :) We are all simply thrilled your adventure is going so well. Welcome Abigail Rose, precious one! Congratulations and to God be the glory!!! Love, Les