Day 11 was an opportunity to see more of the culture of the Guangzhou area. (Ok, I admit it. There was also shopping on the itinerary!) More importantly, we are getting glimpses into the true spirit and personality of our little girl. It is truly exciting to the boundaries broken by love, trust and attention. We are seeing a little girl we have loved in our hearts for a long time, start to bloom in the light. We also have the privilege of watching our oldest begin to grow in tenderness and protectiveness as a big sister. My attention is drawn to so many fascinating things around me that it is hard to know where to look next! I choose to focus closer to the heart.
We continue to venture out with the group in order to experience the culture and provide opportunities for ourselves and our girls to see new things. On Day 11 we spent the day visiting another temple, the family Chen temple and also doing a little local shopping. It was a great day to see more of the ancient artisan craftsmanship so appreciated by my hubby.
Little Li is starting to break out of her shell a little to walk with us and talk to us. She has been sleeping through the night and we have to wake her up from naps, lest she sleep the afternoon away! She can say and sign ‘more’ at this point and can say ‘bye bye’ in a way that is about the cutest thing I’ve ever heard. She has become her big sister’s shadow. Hulaloo is loving it!
Tomorrow is a big day. Our group has to have physical exams at the consulate. All children over 2, have to have blood drawn for a tb test. That should be fun… (not.)
More to come! Thanks for joining our journey.