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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

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last Day in Nanchang

Today was our final complete day in Nanchang. We fly to Guangzhou tomorrow. It has been hot and sunny all week... until we were scheduled to go to the park :-) . We woke up to overcast, cool, and rainy. We met the guide in the lobby, and she probably thought I'd lost my mind. I was in shorts and a tank top (because it has been so hot and humid), and I had the girls in shorts. Fortunately I had some leggings for them in the bag, so we changed once in the van. I actually had people stop me and ask if I was cold.

The park was beautiful. Another example of an oasis in the middle of the city. It is called the People's Park, and had everything from an exercise area, to a spot where musicians were playing, to a river full of Koi. It also had a small amusement park. We took the girls on a ride that we thought just went in a circle, and NiNi was all smiles. then it started going up and spinning faster, and NiNi wasn't smiling anymore! Ximi, however, didn't start laughing until we were going faster and faster. She's a little daredevil! NiNi refused to go on the second ride, and we were afraid if I got in the ride I wouldn't be able to get out -lol- so Xiaoyun graciously agreed to sit in the passenger seat while Ximi drove.

This afternoon we visited a variation of a Walmart, and barely made it through the store because so many people were stopping Xiaoyun and questioning her about our family. Lots of people would just stop and stare at us for long periods of time. At first I thought it was because they saw two Americans and three Chinese girls - one who was speaking Chinese and English- but I told Xiaoyun on the way back to the room, they were probably staring at her because she was wearing tennis shoes with a dress - LOL!
Started the dreaded chore of packing today, and Ximi started getting a little more 'active' than she has been. Virgil finally made the connection between the suitcases and her behavior. It hadn't dawned on me, but that may have a reaction to the thought of leaving (or wondering if we were leaving her).

This will be the last post before we have medical exams. We'll be traveling tomorrow so I don't plan on having the computer out. Please pray for medical exams on Saturday morning  (Friday night your time). Also, that there are no problems with the TB tests. ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL WE ARE HOME!!!!!!!!

Blessings, Cindy


  1. Looking forward to you all being home even though we will not be there to welcome. Love you all, Mama and David

  2. Morning guys (evening to you!!) - it seems to have been a grand adventure for you guys - I love it when this happens - but a lot of it has to do with the parents attitude and perceptive skills with the new littles too!

    Great joy for y'all - have a great time in GZ!

    hugs - aus and co.

  3. Can not wait to meet them-you all make this adoption thing look so easy!!! Two more precious girls!!! Praying for you all!! Love to you all. Nancy and Curtis