Hello dear friends and family!
We woke up at 4:30 am on Wednesday (due to the trash trucks) and we were on the road to Newark Airport by 6:00 am. After parking offsite we were through security and waiting at the gate a little before 9:00 am. We left Newark at 12:10 pm. God was gracious and provided us with an empty seat next to us for the long flight. We slept about 2 hours on the plane, read some books, watched a Duggar, ate lots of food (too much) and chatted with our friends. 14 hours later we landed in Beijing and met up with 14 other Bethany families. Each of the families that we met are so nice and each one has an amazing story of how the Lord led them to adopt. Once we were all there we headed to the hotel, about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the airport. We got checked in, exchanged some money, and got showered. We are now heading to bed at 7:38 pm Beijing time and 6:38 am Honey Brook time. In the morning 8:00 am Beijing time 9:00 pm Honey Brook time we head to the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. Please pray for the rest of our travels including boarding another plane on Sunday here (Saturday back home). This flight will take us to Wyatt's province of Henan. We get to meet him on Monday morning (Sunday night back home). We are so excited to be here but for now we need to get some sleep. Love to all!
In the grip of His grace,
Tim and Dawn
Mother of 13 and writes this blog.