I cannot believe it. As soon as we got off the plane the smell of this place brought back memories instantly. Can't describe the smell...it's just China.
The trip here was awesome and horrible all rolled into one. Some of you got the fb message we lost a bag. Actually, I lost a bag. My carry on was on my shoulder as we took the concourse train in the ATL airport. I slipped it off and when the train stopped, the doors opened and Annalyse darted. I ran after her and about 10 steps later, realized my bag was leaving with the train. Jay looked for as long as he could but it still hasn't been found. Inside it was: my cell, my laptop, my harddrive with all my kids pics for the last 2 years, my bible and journal from the Israel trip, and a peice of jewelry that is very precious to me. Aside from that stuff...my make up, brush, all of Annalyse's toys for the plane, the antibiotic I had JUST started taking....uggg...I could go on and on. Please pray as the TSA continues to look for it. I KNOW it's just STUFF. But a few of those things are very special to me and I am just sick they may be gone.
Praise the LORD my camera was NOT in that bag!!! And, ALLLLL of our adoption stuff and our passports were in Jay's....another praise!!!! We would've had to come home if that had been the case, so it COULD HAVE BEEN VERY WORSE!!
Other than that....PERFECT travel!!! Korean Air was AMAZING! We had extra seats on every flight and could all lay down! Annalyse slept 9 hours straight!!! 31 hours of travel is just never easy, but it was as easy as it could've possibly been.
When we got here, we were greeted by Amy, who we know from 2009! She's our guide and she called the orphanage to check on Asher for us!!!!!
Here was their description of him:
"His main food is formula and rice cereal. He is active and likes to smile. He can walk (!) and likes to play with other people. He likes balls best. If other kids take the ball away from him he cries. He is afraid of strangers and new places. When he plays in his crib, he likes to climb to the other cribs next to him"
IS HE JAY FLYNT"S SON OR WHAT?!!!?!?!?! ONLY THE LORD WOULD GIVE US THE CHILD WHO LOVES A BALL!!!!!!!
I can't stop smiling!!!!!!
Tomorrow is a free day and I'm going to attempt to replace my make up and stuff that was lost. We get him Monday afternoon!!!
Just 2 more sleeps in that big orphanage and I brought FIVE balls for him to play with :)
1 Samuel 12:16
"Stand firm and watch what the Lord will do before your very eyes!"