Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Blog

We are home, and better yet I've finally recovered from The Jet Lag of Doom. I completely underestimated the effects of jet lag. Either my brain was asleep and my body was awake, or my body was asleep and my brain was going 100 mph.

Thanks to everyone who followed along on my travel blog. Your prayers and well wishes were felt all along the way. China is not for the faint of heart, neither is adoption... but WOW both are an amazing trip! Julie and I talked a lot on the trip about how important it is to step out of your comfort zone now and then and have an adventure. My view of the world is changed in ways that are difficult to put in words. China will forever have a huge piece of my heart. I won't ever be able to forget the little ones there who are still waiting for a family. I don't know if another adoption is in our future (Chad says he's hanging a "No Vacancy" sign on our door.) but do I know that God has placed in my heart an even deeper love and respect for the people of Charli's birth land. You could say that I've gotten tangled up in the Red Thread.

So what are the kids doing?

Charli is busy getting settled back into her routine. She LOVES her preschool class and being spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa while I'm at work. Conner is becoming our little soccer star. What he lacks in accuracy, he makes up for in speed and enthusiasm. In the mind of a 4 year old those white lines on the field are merely a suggstion. He scored his first goal this weekend... for the other team. Luckily, presoccer doesn't keep score.

Charli watches the action with Mommy and Granny Cocoa.
When can I play?