Monday, February 9, 2009
OH my, we are here.
Our driver came to pick us up at the hotel right on time and guess who got out of the van? YEP...HELEN! Surprise! SHe said she didn't want to leave me, she thought I might cry if everything didn't go just right. Oh, boy, was I glad she went with us! When we got to the airport, we found out our flight had been changed to 2 hours earlier! There was no way we could have communicated without Helen. NO way. I think I would have just sat down on the airport floor and had a meltdown. Believe me, I am feeling really weepy today. OH, thank you God, for sweet Helen. She got us right where we needed to be.
We arrived at the airport and met our new guide. He took us to the hotel and left. He is coming back tomorrow at 3:00pm. We are on our own for supper, water, and lunch tomorrow. What???? I am so sad. I miss Helen so terribly bad. I am just tearing up as I type this. I am trying to figure out how to call her. Ok, Aimee, just get yourself together. It will be OK.
Excuse me, I have got to grab some tissue.
Ok, I'm back.
I am so happy to see in my comments that my online friend is here in Taiyuan. We are going to try to call them in just a minute. I hope I can figure out how to use the phone. My friend is adopting too. We will both get our babies on Wednesday.
We will find out tomorrow what time we get Lily on Wednesday. It will probably be afternoon because she is coming by bus and it takes 5 hours.
The hotel we are staying at is...well, its OK. Its not Park Plaza by any means. Its clean and that's what matters. The first room they gave us had 2 twin beds. Um, no. They switched us to a room with a small desk and a queen size bed. The beds here feel like you are sitting on a box spring. (its not like I am gonna sleep anyway!). The room is very small. I don't even know how we will open our suitcases. Honestly, I don't care. I just want my baby. I will sleep on the floor and wear dirty clothes and maybe even not flat iron my hair... This city has a lot of pollution. Its very hazy and I keep sneezing and so does Carlton. Helen gave us some masks, maybe we should go for it and use them. It is so loud outside. Today is the last day of the Spring Festival and they are shooting firecrackers like crazy. Its so loud. And it just 5:00pm. I will post some pictures of our view.
Grace Fellowship- We want to thank you for your very generous donation for LIly's orphanage. Lifeline has made contact with the orphanage and they are stunned! We will be buying them an air conditioner/heater. We will purchase this when we arrive in the city on Friday. Your gift will be keeping lots of children warm at night. It is very, very cold here in the winter. It will also keep them cool in the hot summers. Thank you. We will be giving this gift in your name.
Helen, if you are reading this...please call us. OH, we miss you terribly bad. We are at Shanxi Grand...room number 2908. Phone number: 0351-8829999 Connie, I know you are going to call me again too! SO good to hear your voice today.
OK. I need to go. I am a little homesick and I just need some time. I miss my kids. Please hug and kiss them for me.
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