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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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 3 With Emma

Our view at breakfast.
Emma's friend LanLan sent her the shirt. LanLan was adopted from the same orphanage as Emma and they were best friends. She now lives two hours from our home, so they will get to see each other

There are statutes throughout this park. They represent different children's stories

This is a tropical area and the bamboo grows well.

One of the many interesting things to see at the Green Mountain Park.

Enya and I climbed one million steps (ok, maybe not a million, but our legs felt like it-lol) to the top of the tallest pagoda in Guangxi. It had a view that was well worth the aching legs. You could see the entire Nanning city landscape spread out below.

Tallest pagoda in Guangxi

Emma and Enya loved feeding the koi. I have never seen such a thick group of fish. They were literally jumping out of the water to get to the food.

Today we went to the Green Mountain, a beautiful park with lush greenery and flowers blooming everywhere. Nanning's flower is the hibiscus and it was covering this park. Bamboo, palm trees, cycads, roses, and so many exotic plants and flowers were everywhere you turn. Teak furniture surrounded lake after lake, so you could sit and enjoy the view. Koi fish filled the lakes and ponds. Sculptures, carved stones, exercise areas, and children's areas were throughout. We could have spent a week there and never seen all there was to see and enjoy. Such a beautiful place.
As beautiful as it was, it did not compare to hearing Emma laugh for the first time. The girls were playing with a balloon, and Emma started laughing. It was good to see her and Enya playing with each other. She pulls away from us when our guide is around, but once we are alone she interacts with us. This afternoon has been the best, as far as talking with us and she is even using a few English words. Her demeanor is really improving. She asks about Virgil often and wants to know how long before we can skype with him the next time. I can't wait for them to meet in person!!

1 comment:

  1. Loving the updates! How precious... wanting to know more about her new Ba Ba! That must thrill him and you! Praying for y'all.