Monday, January 24, 2011

Life is good on the Island!

We are definetly enjoying ourselves here on the island! Things have definetly taken an upswing! Will has decided diapers are not torture devices after all! This has lessened our anxiety so much! We can go in public without leaving puddles on the floor, which up to now has been out gift to China everywhere we go! :) Will no longer smells, and neither does our room! I NEVERNEVER dreamed I'd be happy about diapers! I hate diapers..swore I'd never buy them boy have been singing the praises of diapers the last few days! I hope the transition back to the regular toilet will happen quickly with some consistentcy...but for now they have made our lives much more joyful! AND much to our surprise and joy...Will has decided Mom's not so bad! I was fully prepared for nothing more than tiny babysteps until we got home...but I've decided Guangzhou has MAGIC air! I've gotten regular hugs and kisses...he will hold my hand and one night when he was upset he let me craddle him like a baby sing to him, stroke his hair and kiss his forehead for about 15 or 20 minutes!!! That was HUGE!!! He loves our guide Connie however and when she's around Mike nor I neither exist...she seems to love the kids so we've both decided it's fine for now. I think he enjoys having conversation with someone who understands him. He REALLY is an amazing sweet little guy!

We are also enjoying our new friendships alot and the opportunty to be OUTSIDE and see the city! We've seen a Buddist Temple and a Buddist cememony, a really wild herbal market and a brutally gruesome meat market...ate vetetarian that night! and today went to the pearl market and the pet market! Loved the puppies and kittens...and saw some "new Chinese Chirping Bunnies".....funny story to come later!

I CAN'T tell you guys how much your messages and emails ment after my "keepin it real post" My friends in and out of the adoption community are just amazing! I have a feeling the roller coaster ride maybe just beginning...we've rode it before and the ups and downs are quite exhausting for a while...but its the support our Faith that and the end result that help get you through! Thanks again :)


  1. Myra,
    Glad things are on the upswing and that the diapers are finally acceptable.

  2. I am so glad that things are going better. I was a little worried when you didn't post for a little while ;) Roller Coaster is right! Hope things are smooth sailing for the rest of your trips. I'm with you about the diapers...peace and dry pants would be the number 1 priority!! I'm going through that here at home with Miss W!! Just a few more days left!! You're almost there!!

  3. Myra,
    Hope you get this comment - I've tried several times and for some reason it never shows up! Anyway, I'm so glad things are looking brighter. I'm sure Will will come to love his Mommy more and more every day! and how could he not? He's got one of the best! Hang in there!

  4. Chris said he was glad you posted again because it saved him a plane ticket for me to China! I couldn't wait to hear from you again!!! I am so glad to hear you guys are doing better. Can't wait to meet Will in person. He couldn't be any cuter that is for sure. You guys are going to be in big trouble when he and Sam are in high school! Take it one day at time and enjoy!

    The Bowe gang

  5. Stumbled upon your blog and empathized with you on your Keeping it Real post. BEEN THERE DONE THAT with our 4 yrold last May, only I cried getting on the plane and about 3 hours into the flight home. I laugh about it NOW. Adoption is HARD but wonderful. Thank you for your honesty, it made me feel more human and normal. Blessings!

  6. I just love this! You are a great mom, and I just knew that what you guys were going through just had to get better soon. Enjoy the rest of your trip, and I can't wait to read your blogs every day. Tell Mike we said hello! I'm praying for you!


  7. Hay my friend-hugs-

    I have had issues with blogging and even getting on the internet form most of our time here. Just this afternoon I was able to blog and it worked-- other than that I have had to emailpics to my friend and her post for me. I am so sorry I missed your keeping it real post. I had no idea this was all going on but I totally understand your pain and frustration. This is such a hard process and you think it is going to be such a happy time-- and often it is not-- but no one talks about that part. I appreciate your honesty and with Finley rejecting me, it makes me feel much better and I am praying for some of that magical GZ air. I cant wait to see you tomorrow and give you a big supportive hug-- you can give me one too since the finley thing seems to be getting worse. Anyway, big hugs and I cant wait to see you tomorrow.


  8. Hey Myra,
    LOVE following this amazing story of your Will.Please know that EVERY night we are on our knees for you and Mike and for Will's grief and bonding. The girls ask each night.."Is he better now Mama?" I am so thrilled to show them the pictures and each day talk about how God plans every step of ALL of us becoming HIS family.You and Mike are the vessels to Will's salvation.When the moments get hard remember God will never take you where HIS grace cannot cover you.His grace is sufficient and will strengthen you as Will goes through each day,emotion..change.Wishing you peaceful and joyous bonding.Much love girlfriend..Keep us posted!! Let us know if we can come to the airport!! We would LOVE it!! HUUUUG!
    Josh and Beckey Breeze & girls

  9. I agree there is a little magic that happens here, I spent 20 minutes tonight listening to Chloe giggle and play with her daddy it was amazing. Tomorrow he might be back to chopped liver but for now it is all good.