So what does a mama do, when she should be packing for China? She ventures into the fall-colored woods with her kiddos and takes pictures of their sweet faces. Because she’s gonna miss ’em.
Crazy to me that I’ll be leaving in a little over 24 hours.
I am *almost* missing them already, and I haven’t even left yet.
Thankfully, they’re not feeling the same sappy sentimentality over momma leaving.
They can hardly wait for us to go. Because the sooner we go, the sooner Aunt Angie will be here to spoil them relentlessly.
And the sooner we will be home with Clementine.
“I love Clementine so she could learn ’bout God and I love her because she might be funny and I love her because I want her to grow bigger. I want to show her my room and I want to show her the dogs. She might be scared of the dogs, though.” – Poppy
“I’m excited for Clementine to come home so I can help her with stuff, like if she’s on the couch and she’s trying to get up I could help her. And when she’s crying I could get you and maybe give her a toy. She’s going to be very cute.” – Jude
“I can’t wait to meet Clementine because she can’t walk, talk or crawl yet, so I want to teach her. I want to teach her how to read, and ride a bike and I want her to be beautiful and happy when she grows up, not prideful or furious. I want her to be awesome and good.” – Isabelle
“I think she will be cute and whenever she’s trying to walk or sit up, I’ll help her. I know that she’ll be different so she’ll need more help. I really want to see her smile and hear her laugh.” – Sophie
Miss Sophie is especially excited about this trip.
Yep. We had initially thought it would be a typical China trip – me and one of the “big kids” to come along as a travel help/companion.
But then we found out that Clementine was in fragile health, and might even require hospitalization. We had to reconsider.
Chris and I knew we both needed to go – but we weren’t sure what to do about Sophie.
Thankfully, God knew exactly what He was doing. And He made a way. Through some very special friends who donated just the right amount of money for Sophie to come along.
In less than 24 hours, the three of us will be setting off for China. And I have a feeling it’s going to be quite a trip.