We are in Guangzhou, safely settled in our (very nice) room. Our plane was delayed taking off from Nanchang, so by the time we got to our room it was probably around 9pm. It made for a long day, but the girls both did great on the flight. We met some young adults from Montana and Idaho who were in Nanchang teaching English at the college for 2 1/2 weeks, and were on their way back home.
Medical exams were first
thing this morning. They don't do the TB test like they used to. Instead
they draw blood now. They take the girls in a separate room (we're not
allowed to go in with them) to get the blood, and they evidently had
problems getting Ximi's vein. She took much longer than NiNi, and when she came out her
little face broke my heart. It's the first time we've
really seen her cry. They will call us by noon on Monday if there is a
After that, it was a trip to Carrfours (sp?) - a French
'Walmart', to pick up supplies for our final few days here in China.
Getting everything in some semblance of order in the room is always a
challenge for me. I must say I'm glad this was my last time unpacking
before we're home.
The girls continue to amaze us with how well they are doing. Continued thanks for all the prayers!