And no small miracle that! I will be brief, but truly, it is nothing short of amazing that Troy and I are alive and well in our (run-down, faded, smoky, smelly) hotel room here. To call our taxi ride from downtown Shanghai to Pudong International Airport hair-raising would be doing the experience a disservice. Traffic and driving in China can be a harrowing experience in the best of circumstances. This morning was NOT the best of circumstances. To sum up, our driver literally fell asleep a couple of times. At speeds in excess of 65 miles an hour in bumper-to-bumper / door-to –door traffic where traffic rules and laws are non-existent, that is not an ideal situation. I will expand upon the story at a later date, but right now, I’m fighting to keep my eyes open.
We obviously did make it to our destination safely, thank God, but only after a 30 minute delay in our flight as we sat on the tarmac and then an extended wait for our guide whose flight was also late in arriving. But, arrive we have. We are fortunate to be here with some pretty amazing Holt families, and we went on a little excursion with one other couple to find water (at a Carrefour) and a place to eat.(the most challenging ordering experience in China to date – and that’s saying something!). Now, in less than 12 hours, we will have our son in our arms. Please pray for his sweet, innocent little heart because no matter how much his foster parents may or may not have tried to prepare him, nothing can really ready him for what is about to befall him. And, please pray that we can meet him with whatever he needs to make his transition the least stressful possible.
OK, I am so tired, the words are blurring, and I truly don’t know if what I’ve typed has even made any sense. So, I will post again tomorrow at some point – either before we head to the Civil Affairs Office, or…..after we have completed our family!!! Soon and very soon!