Thursday, May 07, 2009

Another day down, and we're wiped out

This was a good day today, we were all happy, fed and enjoying life. We started out early to get to the zoo before it got hot and the animals all hid in the shade. Yes, I did take pictures, and no, I have no idea how to get them to you yet. I'm going to think a bit more about it. Bill is currently still in transit so I can't ask him.
We were at the zoo for 4.5 hours and Alex got burnt where she didn't suncreen carefully enough. Our feet were pretty tired so we hung out and relaxed in the room for a bit. I actually tubbed for a while. the tub looks like it should be deep, but it really wasn't any deeper than my one at home, it just looks cooler and, I guess it is more comfortable even if it isn't bigger.
We walked to a little grocery store, checked out a little bakery and then stopped at a restaurant. We ordered three dishes I thought, but only really got two and then didn't finish because we were full anyway. Grand total in USA money $4.00. Calliandra has been doing a good job translating as best she can, it makes a huge difference in our ability to get around on our own and I'm grateful.
We came back and are all so tired from getting up early and walking so far in the heat that we're heading to bed way before we thought we would. Basicall as soon as I'm done typing this, I'm done for the night.
On the plus side, I am starting to get more interaction from her, She put on another piece of new clothing to sleep in, and she hasn't asked to call Bethel or any of her friends from there for moral support as she did the first two days. Prayers that our bonding continues to improve though, even with these advancements we have a long way.


Amy said...

Heather, if you e-mail me the photos and give me your password I'll post them to your blog. My address is

I'm glad to read its a little better. I'm sure it will be great to get home.

Sharon said...

So glad things are improving. I just know time will help too. Loved hearing about all the details. I remember that Zoo (Well, if you are in Guangzhou?) Maybe you are not. I ma jealous of your heat. We were suppose to have 80 degrees today but got fog and 65 with wind instead. I am so ready for sun.

Bailey had a tempertantrum with a nose bleed on the way home from story time (library) So life is never perfect! Urg.
Can't wait to see Pictures and hope Bill is home soon, what a lot of travel.

God Bless You all Heather!!

Sharon said...

Here are a few for today...

"I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul."
Psalm 31:7

"Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love."
Psalm 48:9

"I cry out to God Most High, to God,
who fulfills [his purpose] for me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
rebuking those who hotly pursue me;
God sends his love and his faithfulness."
Psalm 57:2-3

"I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble."
Psalm 59:16

"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me."
Psalm 68:1-8

"For great is your love toward me;
you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
The arrogant are attacking me, O God;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life-- men without regard for you.
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."
Psalm 86:13-15

"I will sing of the LORD's great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness
known through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself."
Psalm 89:1-2

"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days."
Psalms 90:14

"The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His love for those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust."
Psalm 103:8-14

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that she is finally with you. I will keep her in my prayers and hope she will feel better in a few weeks. -Sherry (WCC)

Velleta said...

I'm glad things are much calmer now. Keep hanging in there! Only another day to Guangzhou.