Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!
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I got another update from Kristy early this morning at 4 a.m. Here is what she says:
We had our free day in Beijing today and to be really honest I have not fallen in love with China like so many of those before me have :(( There is 7 million people here and they have no concept of personal space and there is 1 friendly person to every 100 that you run into ! Sorry, just being honest! The city itself has quite a skyscraper skyline, with some really awesome looking buildings!!
Frank and I tried our best with the subway system but it is really hard with the language barrier, breakfast in our Hotel the Poly Plaza was a very pleasant experience, loved it!!!
We ventured out and found the Mall, which was so different than what we are accustomed to, but it had air conditioner! It is hot here and I am thankful from Texas, the weather is very much like ours!
We went to , or shall I say we happened upon a The Temple of Earth and it was a beautiful place with hundreds and hundreds of cedar trees and the grounds were beautiful, in the 1500's the Ming Dynasty use to hold sacrifices to the Earth there and as we walked up to the place where the sacrifices were held , Frank said would you come here at night???? Hmmm I don't know , I am sure there are some angry ghosts hanging around!! lol
When we got back midday to the Hotel I decided to have a massage.....let's just say that I paid good money for some very hot water with some kind of green leaves in it that I was supposed to drink, and I also must say that we Americans are very very very more modest than the chinese, I was so embarassed and WOW did I feel violated!!!!! And as for the massage, I am sure I could have went and found a back alley and got beat up for free!!!! And at the end he was pushing really hard in the middle of my stomach saying oh this is good for the stomach and the scrub nurse in me just kept feeling the pain thinking that I was going to have an aortic aneurysm.....not a pleasant experience!!!! And I hate to waste money but I guess I could chalk it up to experience!!! LOLOL!!!
We also ate in our first "real" chinese restaurant and I must say it was pretty good, although nothing like the chinese food back home! I used my chopsticks and didn't do sooooo bad! I still prefer a good ole American fork!
Tomorrow we tour the Great Wall, The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square!!! We are pretty excited about that and also we will be meeting up with the rest of our travel group so that means ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I miss everyone at home and really just can't wait for the "real and only" reason we came here for......Our Franceska!!!! I dreamed about her all night!!! I feel her close, I feel like everything is going to be okay!!!
If any of you feel as though I am a little negative, I am sorry for that. In January when we went all over Europe we never really felt totally out of our comfort zone, but today at lunch I started crying and Frank said, Babe what's wrong???? And the only answer I could come up with was I just really felt out of my element and a little homesick. But that is not really different for me , I am 42 years old and really don't like being far from home, I like the comfort of knowing my momma and daddy are just right down the road , and my sisters, our kids, go ahead call me a tity baby, YES I AM!!!! And I know I am weepy because after almost 5 years of waiting , it just seems so surreal to finally be here to get her. That is all we can think about is our babygirl.....the rest is just fluff!! My momma hormones are just pretty raw right now !!! So please bare with me!! I will have Colby post again in a few days so until then God bless all of you!!!! Love to all
During the LONG wait for our Franceska, God put a story on my heart and the confidence to write it, and I would love to share it with you. It is a story of adoption and about the differences God gives us , but how he loves each of us just the way we are.
My name is Kristy , I am the daughter of the KING, and I am the very blessed wife of a godly and very handsome man, and the proud mother of seven !!!!
I DIDN'T GIVE THEM AL THE GIFT OF LIFE, BUT IN MY HEART I KNOW THE LOVE I FEEL IS DEEP AND REAL ASIF IT HAD BEEN SO. FOR US TO HAVE EACH OTHER IS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE. NO ID DIDN'T GIVE THEM THE GIFT OF LIFE, GOD GAVE ME THE GIFT OF THEM......
I am the mother-in-law of three beautiful young women,Megan, Amy and Traci, and one handsome young man Jon. I am the proud grandmother(MeMe) to our precious Joshua, Liam , Rory, Avry and Julie!!!
God has blessed my family and I beyond comprehension , but we are so thankful HE has!
This is our life, it is a crazy blessed one and we are not always perfect , but it is what we have and what we love most. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we do. God bless all of you.
"Trust in the Lord with all you heart ,l and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
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~He Is God~ He is the First and Last, The Beginning and the End! He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all! His ways are right,His word is eternal,His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me. He is my Savior,He is my guide, and He is my peace! He is my Joy,He is my comfort,He is my Lord, and He rules my life! His goal is a relationship with ME!