This is our last day in China before the long flight home tomorrow. Today, at approximately 4 pm, Mary officially becomes a U.S. citizen. The ceremony will occur at the U.S. Consulate office. This is very important ceremony when you consider how many people in the world want to be U.S. citizens. I remember when Grace became a U. S. citizen and it was a very moving event.
Our trip, although tiring, has been wonderful. Mary is doing so well and blossoms more each day. How fortunate we are to have her as part of our family. She is a blessing from God...and we truly believe that.
Early today (Tuesday) Grace and I went to a local playground with another family. It was nice to see Grace playing with local children and having so much fun. This was a good trip for Grace. She has not shown one hint of jealously towards her little sister. She has been loving, patient and kind with Mary in every way. We are glad Grace was with us.
We will be returning tomorrow as we start very early (around 5 am) with a flight from Guangzhou to Tokyo, then Tokyo to Detroit and finally on to Charleston where we arrive around 3:45 in the afternoon (on Wed as we are 13 hours ahead of the W.V time zone)
Thanks to all who have prayed for us, thought of us and sent messages. We appreciate it.
See you in the States.
Brandon, Mel, Grace and Mary (Ting-Ting)