random thoughts from China

Our flight from Newark to China was long.
Very long.

The plane was full-packed to the max.
Joe and the kids were all seated together.
I got the luxury of being seated in a middle seat between two strangers.

The kids passed the time watching free movies.
They slept for a couple of hours.
Joe watched 4 movies the whole plane ride.

I passed my time watching shows, snoozing, and fighting off Satan.
He was there trying to break me.
"You can't mother a Chinese child."
"What are you doing taking this child away from her heritage?"
"How do you think she's going to feel in 15 years when she's realized you've taken her from her homeland and alienated her from her culture and all she's ever known?"
I prayed.
I slept.
I prayed some more.

We ate.
And ate.
United Airlines was great.
They fed us 3 meals.
We were stuffed.

We arrived in China at 2:00 pm on the 6th of November.
It took forever to get through the airport security.

I was astonished at how many Chinese were in the "foreigner" line at the airport.
Joe was amazed at how many people were looking at our "American" kids.

A short travel through the city with our guide to reach our hotel.
Chinese police controlling the traffic.
Crazy, scary drivers.
We checked in and crashed around 5:00 pm.
We awoke the next morning around 2:00 am.
The time change is rough.

We awoke rested, joyous, and grateful.
We will be meeting our little girl soon.

Satan may attack, but the Lord is mighty.

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Eph 6:11

~Tonya

1 comment:

  1. Wow, sounds like a crazy, fast paced country!! Praying for you all! Just remember your daughter will be in a better place now than what she would have been raised in. You will do an amazing job raising her to know and learn about her Chinese heritage. Love you :)

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