Yesterday was a roller-coaster of emotion.
Before we even headed down to breakfast, we got a phone call from our guide, Helen. Chris took the call.
Despite the fact that I was all the way across the room, I could make out a few words.
After several calls from our guide, each with additional bits of information, it was decided that there was nothing we could do from our hotel room (besides climbing the walls).
It is a spectacular sight to behold.
And it was on top of the Great Wall that we got the call with the much-prayed-for news that Clementine would indeed be well enough to be in our arms in Changsha on Monday.
Grateful for continued prayers for sweet Clementine. For her health and for her heart as she transitions from the familiar to the frighteningly unfamiliar.
Please pray for our hearts, too. That we would be completely surrendered to God’s perfect plan in bringing this precious child into our family forever. That we would love her in the way that He has loved us. Lavishly. And with abandon.
Tomorrow morning her health will be evaluated again and it will be determined if she will come here by plane (if she is able) or by high-speed train.
We won’t know until then what time we will finally hold our girl for the first time.
We just want her here, in our arms, safe and sound.
We love because He first loved us. – 1 John 4:19