A SURPRISE IN MY INBOX TODAY!!!
We received some photos of Gemma today. We sent her a "Happy Family Celebration" cake to her orphanage. She had a little party where she shared the cake with her friends. DARLING!!
P.S. We received an update from our GZ guide on Gemma's skin condition--it appears all of the "bumps" on her face are drying up and healing. :)
Meanwhile, back in Beijing...Today was a transition day for us--leaving Beijing and arriving in GZ. Gracie powered up with a breakfast of: 2 eggs, over easy; 2 strips of "soft" bacon; 2 pancakes with butter and syrup; a chocolate muffin; and grape juice. Whew!
These are some views of our hotel--The Garden--in GZ. AMAZING!!
Climbing the Great Wall--awe-inspiring. Visiting Tiananmen Square--incredible. Seeing the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace--beautiful. Traveling 6,000 miles for Mcdonald's chicken nuggets and fries in GZ? PRICELESS!!!!!
Oh, yes. And in case you were wondering, Simon DID get his Starbucks fix...within steps of our hotel lobby. :)
We will meet Gemma on Monday, Aug. 15. We're getting pretty excited!! Please keep praying for us, and especially Gemma. Thank you!!