Saturday, December 4, 2010

2nd full day in Beijing/ foster family

A quick post tonight we are all pretty zonked. Graham had a great time at the Great Wall. At first he was pretty nervous about the steepness but came around. After the wall we went to visit Corinne's foster family. They are so kind and loved her so much. Her foster mom and sister teared up a few times, especially when they talked about her last night and last morning with them. They told us a few stories about her. When I came home I typed them in a word document so I won't forget them. We in turn shared stories about her and they loved to her what she is doing. Corinne did 2 drawings for them and they loved them. Her foster mom told me to tell Corinne that she still misses her very much. It was a sweet visit and one that we all enjoyed. They funny part is they kept feeding Graham. We had eaten lunch right before coming so he was already full. While at their home he was fed 2 banana's, 1 orange, a bunch of chessnuts, dried mango, sunflower seeds, 3 cups of hot tea, and some type of chip snack. He was sweet and thought he should eat all they gave him so not to be rude.

Corinne's Foster Family

Corinne's Foster Family's Home


  1. Wow! Sounds like Graham is going to come home a few pounds heavier with all the food he has been eating! What a kind heart he has to be willing to not turn away the food from the foster family...he is kinder than I would have been!! What a sweet visit to the foster family you all had. I can't imagine how special that was for them to get to see how much she has grown and how loved she is by your family. It is hard to believe you all are in heavy coats since all I can think about is how hot we were in Beijing this summer (esp during the Hutong tour.... almost too hot to eat!) Thanks for all the posts so we can feel like we experiencing a little of your trip via the internet. Praying for you all that you will get good sleep as you all prepare to meet sweet MAggie!

  2. I want to go to the Great Wall of China!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have fun! Parker

  3. When I was with the family, they gave me watermelon. Remember it is a custom if you empty your plate they keep feeding you. Picture of the whole family is wonderful. I only got to meet the mom. Maybe one day Corinne can go back meet and thank them for loving her so much. Their sweet love is part of what she is today. I can't wait to hear what Graham has to say about all this. Looking forward to tomorrow. I know you are asleep as I write this and upon waking it will be Maggie day. I pray all goes well and that hearts will meld together immediately with as little stress as possible.

  4. one other thought. Did they still have the 2 dogs?

  5. WOW! I am so happy to hear you were able to see Corinne's foster family.....what an amazing gift....and blessing for all. SO HAPPY!
    Graham, good job on the wall.....I know it is steep, but proud of you for taking the challenge!

  6. Ed, Cinamon, Eve and ElianaDecember 4, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Hope you all slept well last night.

    I'm so glad you got to reconnect with Corrine's foster family. How wonderful.

    Great Wall pictures. Love the location.

    Keep the post coming. Can't wait til forever family moment. On pins and needles.

  7. Hey! Sorry we haven't posted, yet. Our hotel the first night only had dial-up! Seriously, only dial-up! But, have had you all on our hearts and minds!!

    Graham, I LOVE what you wrote! Uncle T wants to borrow your Garfield book when you get back! Oh, and play with your helicopter!

    Can't wait to see sweet girl in your arms!

    Todd and Steph

  8. Oh, sweet Graham. I am so happy you are getting to experience all of this. What a young example of God's bright light you are being in a place needing all of the Lord's light. Love you guys & praying for rest, peace and everyone's heart as you approach you Forever Family day with Miss Maggie!