This is a picture of a picture (I"m a "rigger upper" - finding SOME way to get things completed). It's my little Emily and Chun Chun, a.k.a Alex. They met in China - well, we ALL sorta met in China, but the odd thing is Chun Chun would be flying back to the USA only to live about a 1/2 mile from our house.
Talk about Red Thread Connections.
I met his mom in line at the airport as we both were flying out of the country. We met up in again in Japan at that airport, and exchanged information so we could find one another when we all reached Guangzhou, PRC about a week later. No small feat.
Pam, Chun's mommy, would be later getting there because she had to fly to her son's province to meet him. We did find one another and had a lovely dinner at the White Swan hotel on Shamian Island.
Aren't they cute?
Do you just adore Emily's smile? (strategic eye rolling taking place)
Those were hard days for sweet little Emily - adjusting, grieving, surviving, trying to understand what was happening to the life she'd known.
Here - with a strange woman, in a strange city - who was now in complete control of her life.
It's amazing to me the complexity and intricacies of international adoption.
There are no set guidelines and timelines. You just have to step out in faith KNOWING that He who called you to begin the work will, Himself, finish it.
Hebrews says He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.
What a comfort "knowing".
What a journey.
What an honor!!