Here we are the night before leaving to come home! I can't believe how quickly the trip has passed. I've loved China in many ways. Of course, we have realized our dream come true here. We have tried to soak in as much of the Chinese culture as we can. I can with 100% honesty say that being here makes me want to learn even more. I love so much about it. The people here are very kind hard-working people. The work very hard for a living and everyone we came in contact with treated us with much respect. You have to admire those qualities in others. We are ready to come home and get Lexi in a routine at home and begin a normal family life. But we are really anxious about the long trip home. Hopefully Lexi will do fine.
We had our US Consulate appointment this afternoon and soon as Lexi goes through immigration on US soil, she will be an official US citizen! The process was very routine and seemed a formality. The biggest thing we have to remember is to NOT open the brown envelope they gave us. If we do we are in big trouble! It has to be opened in the US by US immigration officials. This was burned into our brains today. Lexi was fussy during the process and fussy while we packed and fussy before bed... so maybe all of her fussing is out for the next day and a half! LOL!! If not, I pity those who will be sitting around us!
Tonight our guide took us back to our favorite restaurant that we ate in while here in China... the Black Swan. It is known for its delicious dumplings. We enjoyed them very much as well as all the other dishes! Hopefully, when we return someday to take Lexi to visit her birthplace, we can return. We will come back someday. This is a very rich culture and very important to our daughter's heritage. We will forever be grateful to the Chinese people who were involved in our adoption.
And for now we sign off from China... we have an early wake up call and a long day ahead. So we will "see" you all on the flip side!!
Much love to everyone who has supported us before, during, and soon after Lexi-J Day!
Wanda, Geoff and Lexi