We went to the Jade Market yesterday . Today we are going back to the medical clinic to check Mia''s TB test. Then we are off to the Baiyun Mountain. Hopefully the rain will hold off. Yesterday there was quite a down pour but that is usual for this area of China during the spring and summer . Madi continues to be a great help.she is tired of Chinese food. Yesterday I got her a chicken pannini sandwich from Starbucks. Last night at dinner Cali ate mini hamburgers.
So today we went to Shamian Island. Sadly, the White Swan Hotel is
closed. Thousands of Chinese orphans adopted into American families have
traveled through that hotel. If the walls of that hotel could come
alive, what incredible stories it would tell. Stories of tears, joy,
sorrow, survival, blessings, laughter, incredible miracles .
As we were walking around the island many of the stores were closed. But
one of the store keepers remembered us from our previous trips. It was
This trip has brought up some more questions from Lily (not surprising) .
She just looked at me and said, "what would I do without you ? " . "
did you look on an the adoption website and just know I was the one?!? "
Oh my sweet Lily, "what would I do without YOU ?!?
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