Saturday, July 11, 2009
FW: Pictures from The Great Wall and farewell to Beijing
Subject: Pictures from The Great Wall and farewell to Beijing
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 05:15:40 -0500
The Great Wall was incredible. Mom didn't make the trek but I went up to the first tower... and yes you should be impressed!!! The pictures are from 3/4 way up and the view at the top. It was crazy and as Elizabeth my fellow climber told everyone when we got back down "Miss Jenny made noises and said oh my goodness on the big steps" and it's true there were a few that required you to pull yourself up. Well this will be the last post from Beijing...we are off at 6:30am to Guiyang and they said that one family will get their baby about 1pm...not me...and the rest of us it will be between 7-8pm so we will have about 6-7 hours to stew...hopefully they will be early!!!
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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")