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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

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Meimei's First Plane Ride

We have arrived in Guangzhou. The next time I pack a suitcase it will be to come home!! Yesterday morning started with a little excitement. Our guide met us to go to the airport, and she brought our paperwork from the notary. As we were checking out of the hotel she told me to look it over and make sure everything looked fine. Unfortunately it did not. They had some dates wrong. These were papers they had been working on all week, and we're hours from flying. Our guide was able to get in touch with Meimei's orphanage, have them make corrections, fax it to Guiyang, get it fixed in the book and notarized, before we flew out. Her colleague got the correct paperwork to us as we were waiting in line at security. We thought we were in the clear right until we went through security, and they wanted a piece of identification for Erin that we didn't have. We handed them her passport, a ton of paperwork with her picture and name, but it wasn't good enough. We ended up having to go to the police area and get a temporary identification pass, just to clear security. It was a bit stressful, and we were so relieved to get on the plane, with all the correct documents in hand. Meimei did great on the plane ride except for one small issue. She did not like that seat belt. Virgil finally had to put his hand over the clip so she couldn't undo it. If looks could kill, I'm pretty sure Virgil wouldn't be here now. Little miss Meimei is used to getting her way.

We met the other families that are with our agency this morning. Both families have adopted a child before. We spent part of our day doing the medical exams and it went better than expected. No tears from either of the girls. They drew blood to check for TB, and we are praying the results come back negative. I have enjoyed every time we have went for medicals with all our adoptions. So many people adopting (so many old people - even older than us) so many beautiful children all in the same room. I've said before that I could sit there all day and listen to the stories of all the families, each on their own special journeys.

Our part of the paperwork is now complete. We have our consulate appointment on the 15th. We will do some sightseeing the next couple of days with the other families. One more day closer to home!!

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