Monday, September 6, 2010


Prayers have been answered!!!!!  It is truly unbelievable!  This has been the smoothest transition!  Lucy has been nothing but smiles since we met a few hours ago.  I do realize this could change, but we will take it for now. :)

We left our hotel this morning at 5:20 and arrived to Shenyang at 10:00.  We went straight to the Civil Affairs office to meet Lucy.  She was already there and had been for a little while.  I knew this because strangely enough there was a couple from Fayetteville, NC there that told me they had been comforting her for a little while before we arrived there.  Her nannies did not come with her which I found odd.  Hopefully they will come tomorrow.  I think the guy that brought her was new to the orphanage and he barely spoke English.  Hopefully someone will come by this afternoon that can translate a little for us.  She does not seemed to be bothered about anything right now though. 

We left there after more paperwork to check in to the hotel.  We exchanged a few gifts, let the girls play around a little and then out to eat for lunch.  Finally some American food.  McDonald's has never tasted so good!  After lunch we came back to the room as we all seem to be more comfortable there.  The girls colored some and now Lucy has found the remote and is laying back on the bed watching Brady Bunch of all things.  It is in English with Chinese at the bottom.  She seems to be very familiar with it.  Lauren thought this was funny, but great.  Now they are both laying there watching it.

Lauren has been AMAZING!!!  I am so thankful that she is here.  She knows just what to do.  I told her she is going to be so tired tonight as she is putting her all into making Lucy feel comfortable.   I wish you could see them laying there right now.  It is if Lucy has been with us for a week, and it has only been a few hours. 

I will post pictures a little later and try to type more.  For now, I need to unpack our bags and clean up a little.  I may even lay down a few minutes myself. 

Thanks so much for all of your prayers!  We can certainly fill them.  Our guide was amazed that she seemed so comfortable so quickly.


Denise said...

So happy to hear! Cannot wait to see some pics! You have to let us know what size she is! Get some rest I know you didn't sleep much last night! I could not wait to wake up and read! I guess we get to do school! talk to you later.

Rebecca said...

I am so happy for all of you! We will continue to pray!

Rebecca, Eddie, and Lily Cheshire

allison said...

So excited for you! Praying that Lucy continues this smooth transition and that God will cover her with peace! We love you guys! Tell Lauren I am so proud of her! Can't wait to see pictures!

Shelley said...

Praise the Lord for such a good day. I will be praying the smooth transition continues and that Lucy will feel safe and comfortable with you guys. Can't wait to see a picture! : )

Farberfamily said...

So great!! Austyn loved reading about lucy. can't wait to meet her!

Judy said...

Couldn't wait to finish school so we could check the blog! We are so happy for your family and can't wait to meet Lucy. Carrie was so excited to "talk" to Lauren yesterday! We will continue to pray and check for updates. God is good!
Love, Judy, Jeff and Carrie
By the way...we're studying China this week!

Caitlin Lori said...

Hi Christy,

I know you don't know me, but I was referred to your blog by Allison Peteet, one of my team members from the Visiting Orphans trip in 2007 to Fushun. Lucy was one of the children who I just naturally connected with and felt bonded to! I even asked my parents to consider adopting her :), and I'm overjoyed beyond anything to know that she has a wonderful family now! I've been praying for her for these 3 years. I am so looking forward to seeing how she adjusts into your family and I will continue praying for you all!
With love,
Cait Lecksell (in Nashville, TN)

Rick, Erica, Charlie and Andrew said...

Yay! That's so awesome, Christy! Praying things continue to go smoothly! I'm so happy for you!!

Jack and Susan said...

Praising God! I can't wait to hear more!!!