Thursday, April 4, 2013

Journey: a Last Update from New Day

13 days till we leave for China!! The days are going by very quickly which is good although getting everything done in time is going to be hard. Each day I've been able to cross something of my to-do list which is a good thing.

We got our Visa's in the mail so  travel document wise we are good to go.
Our agency has made our inter-China arrangements with flights and hotels. It is very cool to see all the arrangements in print!!
This weekend we'll be busy "toddler proofing" around the house. Sounds fun doesn't it :)
Steve is staying very busy finishing up his classes before we leave. We'll get back in time for finals and then he'll have a break till June 4th.
We got our last update on David from New Day. I spoke with the director and the great news is that he will stay with his family until the day before we meet him in Urumqi. I was really worried about them sending him back early and having to go through two major transitions in such a short period of time. He'll travel to Urumqi with someone who he knows from New Day- another praise!!

Dear Friends,
We hope this note finds you doing well, and that you enjoy reading this month's update.
David (Calvin) is 1 Year 7 Months Old.
David (Calvin)'s foster mom wrote this update:
David has learned new words to say such as “dad”, “mom”, “brother”, “grandpa” and “grandma”. Other words that he has learned are “thanks”, “here”, “there”, “chicken”, “shoes”, “lamp”, and “water”. He always says “goodbye” in English to dad when he is leaving home for the day. He has fun each day and particularly enjoys eating his meal while in my arms. He always kisses me to show me how happy he is!
David likes to run in circles and one of his favorite things to do is to walk around in our shoes. He likes it when we cheer him on when he is walking around in our shoes and will watch us in anticipation when he has our shoes on.

(This information is intended to provide a personality profile of the children, not a developmental/medical profile.)
If you ever have any questions, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support.
New Day Staff

1 comment:

Crystal said...

We are so excited for y'all! Sending thoughts and prayer with you (and ahead of you).