Sunday, September 5, 2010

Off to Zhengzhou!

Hey everybody…it's Missy!  Just wanted to say Hi and give Dave a little break with the post.  Today we flew from Bejing to Zhengzhou, the province where Mack is.  9 families traveled with us.  There were 19 total families with us in Bejing so it feels smaller and yet when we traveled to Luke's province it was us alone so this is very different!  Wednesday morning when we were leaving Peoria at 5am and I was talking Dave's ear off already he turned to me and said, "You need a friend!"  I thought that was so funny, but I have plenty of people to talk to now having spent 4 full days with them and they are all wonderful!  I can't wait to meet all their little people after hearing the stories of why, how and who they are adopting!


We will be leaving the Hotel at 9:30am to drive to meet Mack.  I have to admit, I don't have the same fears as I had experienced when I met Luke.  I do have some, but I think I'm just trying so hard to remain aware of everything going on around me and take it all in that I've allowed myself to relax a bit.  I'm really tired and don't feel "ready" to go for it, but I will!


After we arrived here in Zhengzhou Dave went to the bank with the guide to change money.  After that we walked many blocks in pouring down rain to the Wal-Mart.  We bought snacks, wipes, a few toys and a ping pong paddle.  There are ping pong tables in the recreation area and Dave and another family bought paddles and are going to play some.  We also ate dinner with the two families that we went to Wal-Mart with.  We found a Sichaun Chinese Restaurant and had to point to pictures to order.  These people were very adventurous (CaliforniansJ) and ordered jelly fish and squid!  Most everything was very good and of course family style so we got to try everything. 


Love you all and miss everyone so much!  More later,



The Waite Family said...

OMG....I just found out that you are in China. I couldn't believe it. And yes, I had to give Jenny a hard time for not telling me! I am so happy for you guys. I am following along and feel like I am back there with you, as you are in the same places we went. I am praying for a smooth transition with Mack and that you enjoy every minute of your time there with your new addition. I can't wait to meet him. In a funny way I miss China already.

The Few. The Proud. The Marines said...

We are loving reading your post (love Dave's true)....praying for you daily....and anticipating meeting Mack. We love you guys - Jen & Will

Nate and Joy said...

Oh my goodness...hard to believe that "gotcha day" is today (well almost today for you you guys)! I am so excited for you, so nervous for you, so overwhelmed for you, and PRAISING THE LORD with you that little Mack will finally be in your arms! Let the good times begin!

Trisha said...

missy sue and dave...(dave, hoping you are still alive after the great wall and spewing asian woman!) praying like crazy for mack today!!! what an indescribable feeling you must have. i am still in awe of every last second of it! love you guys!!!!

Anonymous said...

we just keep smiling as we read your posts...we think you are 1.5hours away from meeting Mack-- it is such a neat "completion/beginning step"

missy, your mom/dad and all the kids looked great at church...everyone is so excited!!!
thanks for sharing it with us

Jenny and Matt said...

Just saw the first picture via text. What a chunk...
Glad you finally have Mack. Its been a long wait, can't wait to see him in person in a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

Dave and Missy!

I've been thinking of you often, but finally realized that you were going to blog! So I texted Joy to find out your blogspot address. So I'm am finally catching up with your progress!!!

I love how Missy is getting to know everyone, while Dave is discreetly hiding himself so he won't have to talk to anyone more than necessary. That sounds soooo familiar! How's that saying go? .....What made you so attracted to eachother to begin with, is the thing that drives you crazy when married for a while. hahaha Mark and I are laughing because we are so you and Dave. Mark just said " Hey, I resemble that remark!"

Can't wait to see your pictures of you and Mack!!!
Love you guys

Jan and Mark said...

Oops, sorry!!! Didn't realize that I didn't put our names on there and it said anonymous!!! Then I went back and read it and thought, They probably can't figure out who wrote this, so now I have to embarrass myself more and tell you it's me!!! I have to tell you, Mark did tell me not to write and to just come to bed with him. Maybe I should have listened and just written in the morning when I'm fully awake!

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