Thursday, April 26, 2012
Today we visited the US Consulate in Guangzhou. We sat with our group of three other families as well as a few other families adopting their little Chinese treasures. There was a little play area. What an amazing thing to see these children play - siblings, friends and lifelong relationships.
We returned to the hotel for group pictures. How I will miss this group. The bond we share is lifelong. There is nothing like seeing 3 families add their fourth child and one young couple becomes parents. I will never forget the memories of our gotcha day nor the days prior and since.
Ava cried throughout the photo session. She banged her head just before but I mused to myself I was ready to cry just as hard. I treasure our memories and fondly look forward to seeing her become accustomed to her new home, her church, her soon to be nursery and Sunday school friends. What blessings lay in store as we shepherd her to a saving knowledge of the Savior.