Good morning to all from China. As I am sure you will quickly come to realize, this is not Selina. :) I will not give you any dillusions to think that I will be able to write about this trip nearly as well as my lovely bride. She has a gift for this that I don't have. I will, however, do my best to share with you some of the things that happen while I am here in China.
As Selina posted earlier, Friday evening was a tough night for the kids.......and daddy. I am sad to say I am the one that started all the crying. I was tucking Noah in and he gave me a big hug. That's all it took. I debated on whether to post this or not but decided to for the simple reason that men are so often taught and expected to "suck it up" when it comes to this kind of thing. Men, it is ok to to show our families how much we love them and still be strong. Selina and my children are simply amazing!
I am not going to get into the flight etc.. As anyone would say...."it's long". Ok, now that we have that out of the way we can get into what my guide, Anne said to me when she picked me up at the airport. She has some exciting but unexpected news for me. The Director that has been taking care of Lyssie is going to be staying in my hotel. I should be able to meet Lyssie today for the first time! Gotchya Day will still be on Tuesday but I will have the opportunity to spend some time with her. I am also learning that this little girl has been loved very much by the Director and his family. I am truly torn. On one hand I can't wait to have little Lyssie. On the other hand, my heart breaks because this little girl is loved but can't stay with what would be a "good" situation here in China. I am so thankful for God's goodness though. Lyssie will have a chance to hear the gospel and grow up in a chrisian home. That, for me is what it is ultimatley all about. Showing her the love of Christ, by the way we love her.
I will add more after my visit with Lyssie. I will take pictures, as instructed by my lovely wife. :)