Saturday, November 19, 2005

Guizhou Families

Today is a travel day. We arrived in Guangzhou around 3 pm and checked into the White Swan Hotel. We are about to venture out and find some food.

The families pictured are the Guizhou Travel Group. These people are the nicest and most patient people on the planet. Sick children, new families and strange surroundings will make one show their true colors and the people in this picture are like a rainbow. Look closely at this picture and you will see that many of these children are 2 years old. They need special parents with a strong fortitude to get through the bonding process. These kids have come a long way in the past 5 days.

I can see the Blog now that we are on Shaimain Island at the White Swan. I need to proof read a little better. Anyway, if you are reading this for the spelling I suggest you need a life. I am rushed everytime I post so spelling and grammar take a back seat.

I will post a new picture of Hannah very soon for all her adoring fans. MaCayla continues to be a great big sister.

I just want everyone to know this process has not been easy. We have had many stressful moments and at times have been pushed to the edge of the emotional abyss. Anyone considering adoption from China needs to be prepared for the worst and hope for something a little better, but not much. With that said, it is more than worth the effort. Just look at Hannah and MaCayla with a little sister.

6 comments:

Mother & Daddy (MamaJo & BigPop said...

Dear Ones: All I'm looking
for is that news and those
precious pictures. I
couldn't tell you about
the grammer & spelling for
I've just been concerned
with hearing from you,
and you have done a
fantastic job!! Thank
you. This is a great
group of people, and
I'm sure you count it a
great privilege to have
met them. Just think,
it will soon be behind
us, and you will be
home with those dear,
dear girls. We are
fine and busy, so time
is passing better than
I thought it would
when you left. Temp.
this AM 25.4. Do pray
Deann and MaCayla are
better, and all of you
are well. Enjoy your
time left!! Love you,
Mother & Daddy

Mother & Daddy (MamaJo & BigPop said...

Dear Ones: All I'm looking
for is that news and those
precious pictures. I
couldn't tell you about
the grammer & spelling for
I've just been concerned
with hearing from you,
and you have done a
fantastic job!! Thank
you. This is a great
group of people, and
I'm sure you count it a
great privilege to have
met them. Just think,
it will soon be behind
us, and you will be
home with those dear,
dear girls. We are
fine and busy, so time
is passing better than
I thought it would
when you left. Temp.
this AM 25.4. Do pray
Deann and MaCayla are
better, and all of you
are well. Enjoy your
time left!! Love you,
Mother & Daddy

Mother & Daddy said...

Dear Ones: All I'm looking
for is that news and those
precious pictures. I
couldn't tell you about
the grammer & spelling for
I've just been concerned
with hearing from you,
and you have done a
fantastic job!! Thank
you. This is a great
group of people, and
I'm sure you count it a
great privilege to have
met them. Just think,
it will soon be behind
us, and you will be
home with those dear,
dear girls. We are
fine and busy, so time
is passing better than
I thought it would
when you left. Temp.
this AM 25.4. Do pray
Deann and MaCayla are
better, and all of you
are well. Enjoy your
time left!! Love you,
Mother & Daddy

Mama Jo said...

PS HELP Patrick!! Don't know
why the above posted 3 times.
Seriously, I'm just thankful
All has worked good for me
since you left. LOve ya,
Mama Jo

maryellenramsey said...

Cooks,
Obviously, Mama Jo means what she says since she posted it three times! We do miss yall and can't wait for turkey day! The leaves are beautiful here about now. I think you will make it home before they all fall. Kevin and Eli are duck hunting. Patrick I know you are sad you missed out on that adventure. NESTEA PLUNGE! Remember when your looking down into that abyss that God is in control and he has brought you guys on this amazing journey. He is an awesome God. It excites me to think about how he wove the tiniest little Hannah thread into the Cook fabric all the way across the globe. Try to thread that needle by yourself!Man He is Awesome!AWESOME!AWESOME! Hold On and Trust Him.

Patrick Cook said...

Mary Ellen thank you for the encouraging words. I can finally leave comments on the blog. Yeah!!!
Tommorrow and every other day until we leave is "shop-till-you-drop-day". Help, we have four more full days.

Mama Jo does mean what she says and says what she means:)