May 16, 2010
We flew from Beijing this morning to Zhengzhou, the capitol of Henan province (the province where Eliana lives). When we arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, we walked into our room and were greeted by this picture...a wonderful reminder of things to come. By tomorrow evening, Lord willing, this crib will be occupied by our new daughter. Tomorrow morning at 10am (7pm Sunday night Houston time), the orphanage director will meet us at the Civil Affairs building in Zhengzhou with Eliana. We have the blankets grandma made in her crib. In addition, toys, bottles, and snacks are awaiting her arrival. We went to the local Walmart (yes, China has a Walmart -- but it's NOTHING like your neighborhood Walmart) this evening and stocked up in anticipation. Tomorrow will be quite busy but we will attempt to post pictures as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
We truly appreciate your prayers -- especially tomorrow.