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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yeah! We've been trying and trying to get through. The guide will meet us at 9:00 to go to civil affairs office so I'd think we'll meet her around 9:30-10. She said the people at orphanage have the kids broke down into little family units with one nanny and a few kids that all stay in the same room, versus dormitory, and the orphanage is small - around a hundred kids or so. There is another family picking up a 3 year old, I think from her orphanage, and the guide will introduce us to them tomorrow. They said we'll have notorized paperwork before we leave and that the passport will be sent to Guangzhou on time for our consulate appointments. She said Enya hasn't ever spoken to her, but does make eye contact every time she is there. She said they are all so happy that Enya is finally getting adopted after waiting so long. I got the impression that she is behind a bit developmentally, because she made mention of the fact she only goes to preschool at the orphanage and she is in a class with kids who have cerebral palsy, and if she had been adopted when she was 2-3 she wouldn't be so far behind academically. She also said they were glad a family was getting her who had already adopted, since we understand some of the challenges associated with a child who is an orphan. They think it will be good for Enya to have a sister her age and that I will be staying home with her. She seems to really care for these little ones and was very open and seemed very grateful for what we were doing. I cannot wait to wrap my arms around her in the morning!!!!! I've got my bag of goodies to take with us, and also have laid out all the other things that might make her smile (beach ball, fruit loops, etc) once we get back to the room.
The room is nice and our room is facing the river. The only drawback is it is a smoking room and they don't have any non-smoking rooms available so our eyes are on fire, but at least it is only for three nights.

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