Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us... I Keep singing this in my head. God has completely done more than I could have imagined. It was such a LONG morning as we wasted time until 2:30pm to head to the Civil Affairs office. Our guide LuLu (who doesn't speak great English) picked us up to go turn $8,000 into Chinese money (yikes!) and then head to a very small very run down building in a very crowded area to meet him. As we were entering the building I wasn't nervous at all because the anticipation was so exciting. We thankfully asked her (so we could have our camera out) when we would see him and she said as soon as you enter the building he is there waiting for you...
So we entered the building and there he was in the exact same shirt he has been in all the pictures. He said Hi' momma right as he saw me. MELT my heart. The orphan worker said that he was so excited all the way there to meet us...they had been telling him all about his family. They said all his good friends had been adopted recently so he knew what was going on. He is so calm and does the most precious little smile. We have not seen the inside of his mouth but have noticed that he does have some missing teeth. It was very obvious that the orphanage dr loved him! She kept hugging him and telling him he would see him tomorrow. He is so sweet and precious and we are in LOVE! This has been the spiritual and emotional blessing I have received.
Neeley and Kirby will be so excited because the boy LOVES him some fruit snacks!
Tomorrow we will go and sign the paperwork that makes it official and pay the money to the orphanage. I wanted to hug all of them for loving Shepherd the way they did. You could tell that they had done a great job, Lulu said that even though they are sad and will miss him they were so glad he had a forever family. What a blessing to our family! I already cannot imagine life without him!
He has been so cute with all his toys. SueSue gave him a little dog backpack and he filled all his toys and candy with it immediately and put it on his back. He has had it on all evening! It rains a lot here so we are hoping to get out of the hotel to sight see but we will see. Kunming is known for its beautiful flowers but it rains almost everyday from May to September.