Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wanted: Three or Four Bedroom Home

So we will be moving into a bigger place soon, one with at least three bedrooms, probably four.  We're not sure the exact location, but according to our adoption agency we can't finalize the adoption until we are living there.  Jed can come home, and he will, but the process will only be completed sometime after we move.

It's very exciting to know that part of God's provision of a son is the bigger house we have always wanted.  It's also fun to walk in faith that makes other people just shake their heads and think, "Those people are crazy!" (A quality we told the social worker she could include in the home study.) But the most fun will be writing the blog post telling you all about that house (maybe you'll go the crazy faith route too after that).

If you were looking for another post about what's happened recently in the process, sorry.  All you get today is a story of faith and the anticipation of hope realized.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hong Kong

While we wait for our home study to be completed I am enjoying the journey.  In the mean time I have learned some things about Hong Kong.  The most interesting fact is that 5 million people live there.  WOW!  How do they fit so many people.  I found out that most people live in tall buildings with apartments being only 700 square feet.  With this information I was not surprised to find out that spacial awareness does not exist.  Traveling to Hong Kong is sure to be a fun adventure!  It was described as New York on steroids.  The hustle and bustle of a busy city with people trying to get to where they need to go.  Public transportation in run at this same speed so we are going to have to get really good at moving and thinking quickly.  Someone also suggested we take jackets because, although their summers are hot and muggy, the indoors are freezing.  This should be interesting.  I have heard too that the people are very friendly and that Hong Kong was recognized as a great place to live.  Living in small town Carpinteria might make the transition to Hong Kong a bit challenging but I still can't wait to get a stamp on my passport and meet the little boy that is sure to change our lives forever.

If you have any great tidbits about Hong Kong I would love to hear them!!!