I DO NOT know how people do this trip without having a close relationship with God. I am so thankful I am not (nor will I be) alone in this. He is my rock, friend, counselor, and source of strength. I am so thankful for how He has guided each step along the way, and how I KNOW he will continue to guide us.
I am also so thankful for my sweet husband whom I am still madly in love with (even after all of this). He has been amazing throughout this trip. He has been right there with me (even when he was sick) to do whatever needed to be done. It has been such a joy to watch him gently win Hannah over little by little. This little girl has one AMAZING new daddy! :o)
To our boys who have been the ones hit the hardest in all of this, I just need to take a moment to tell you just how proud we are of both of you. You boys have been such troopers in all of this. This trip is not easy for us adults much less 6 year old BOYS, but you handled it all better than we ever expected. I'm sorry Daddy and I have not had the time or energy to be there for you at times like you needed us to be, but hope you never questioned our love for you. Words cannot express just how much we love each of you. You both have been so sweet and patient with your new sister even when she has not shown the same respect back. It has been a blessing to us to watch each of you in your own way try and win her heart over. Watching the 3 of you run and giggle last night was a sweet taste of all the loud joy coming into our home soon. We love you both 10 times more than you could ever say!!! :o)
Kevin and Amanda, we could not have done this without your help. Thanks for helping at mealtimes, giving us rest time in the afternoon, playing a first grade school teacher, hauling our overweight luggage, and being our boy's playmates. You have put your own lives on hold to make this trip with us and we hope you will always look back on it with fond memories. We've prayed God would bless you through this trip and we're excited about your future, in whatever way He chooses to bless you.
There is SO much more I'd love to blog about from our time here in China and I promise you it will be worth the time to read! But until then here are just a few last minute random pictures from China. :o)
Taking in the sites of her 1st home one last time...and yes, no seat belts!
Red couch pictures from the White Swan.
Poor girl really fits right in!
Thank you Honey for always being willing to play my reindeer games!
Over and out to our 250 plus followers during our trip. Big thanks from the crazy Campbells! Hannah, we love you ALL the way to China...and back!!!