If this video doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will! I was laughing a little too hard to hold the camera steady, so I apologize for the bumps. Listen for Jack laughing in Charlie's. My favorite part was when Charlie's performance was over, Jack gave Charlie several pats and a big hug. Jack was so proud of his big brothers!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
If you knew the story that led us to Jack, you would know it was what we believe was God's plan for our family. We knew that if we took the step in faith to answer His call, God would lead us to the child He had chosen for our family. Several times along the way, God has spoken so clearly through others and events, letting us know we were on the right path.
The biggest of these events happened on our third day in Guangzhou. While we were waiting with some other families to go out for dinner, a man walked up to Mike and said, "That's Christopher. I know him." Doug Bush, his wife, and daughter just happened to be meeting another family where we were. Doug said that he rarely goes to where we were, but just happened to on that day. It turns out that he works for New Day Charities, an organization that helped our son! At referral, Jack's documents mentioned a foster home but called it Home of Hope. I did several searches but never came up with anything on this home. The dates on when he was where were sketchy. The home is actually called New Day Foster Home and Doug Bush actually took Jack to this home! He told us that New Day Charities has a lot of information on Jack and that he'd have them gather it for us.
What a blessing it will be for Jack to know his past as he grows up!
Click on the pictures below to pages I found with information on Jack's past.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
As a side note, Mike and I cannot thank our family enough for the exceptional care given to Rob and Charlie while we were away. It was obvious upon returning just how loved and spoiled with affection these two were for those seventeen days. Upon witnessing their stories and seeing everything they had to show us when we returned to our house, I was moved to tears. Thank you.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
We're on our last leg of the trip. In Guangzhou, we had Jack's medical exams and are finalizing all the documents, USA oaths, and visas. This is a tourist area with lots of Americans, adopting families, and shops. We haven't taken many photos since doctor offices and hotels aren't that exciting. Here is one photo in the Swan Room children's play area at the hotel.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
By the way, we also learned that he can be called Shu Shu pronounced "Sue Sue." We'll eventually switch over to Jack and expect Rob and Charlie will help us with that.