Forgot to mention one thing in case any of you are coming to China (Sherry and Richie pay attention)...you can never take your eyes off of your feet. Dumb me turned around to tell one of the moms something and don't ya know I missed a step and went crashing to the ground. I think I did it in style though because Shelby never touched the ground and didn't seem phased by it at all. I think every Chinese person in a 2 mile radius was staring at me. Hopefully I'll be able to walk tomorrow...I hit my left hip pretty hard. It feels ok at this point so fingers crossed. So again always look at your feet the roads here change about every 3 steps from smooth to rough, steps, ledges, holes you name it. Just call me Grace!
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Still waiting for Shelby...
Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")