Say "YES!" to God's call. When He calls, He always enables.
Friday, August 20, 2010
My favorite days (not counting the ones with Cheryl, which were my Very favorite days) in China have been the ones where we have ventured out on our own . Today we decided to go to the fabric market. The people at the front desk write something on a piece of paper which we hand to the taxi driver (being careful to have the hotel's address in Chinese in our pocket) and off we go hoping the ride won't be Too long and the driver knows where he is going. Then we end up in a place where we will not see any western faces, but when we say 'how much?" everyone can type it on their calculator. The fabric store turned out to be more than one building each with 3 or 4 floors of fabric. Since most of it was silks and glitzy fabric (SC would be lost in there for days) and I needed a heavish cotton for summer curtains (25 meters) I didn't have alot of choices but did manage to find something that will give us a cheerful change in the living room and dining room next summer. We wandered around the neighbor and found a nice/ cheap place to eat lunch and discovered an electronics market. Everything seemed to be more expensive than we can get on sale in America (have heard that electronics in Hong Kong is cheaper) so we ended up only buying a suitcase to carry the fabric and books and new clothes we have purchased home. As you can see the taxi driver found our hotel and returned us safely.
Serendipity : the discovery of something wonderful that you were not looking for or expecting
This is Simon who will turn 11 this spring.
This boy with the adorable dimple, lives in Xinjiang, which is somewhere near Kazakstan and Mongolia. He will turn 10 before we meet him.
Last year we added two more children to our family ! We brought home Dominic, the little boy we first met when visiting Cheryl in 2006 in Yunnan and also Rosemary, a little girl who lived in Guangxi. Nellie, Rosie and Dominic will soon turn 12 so we have virtual triplets and Andy ,9.
We have had such fun with our new kids, that we are going to China for a fourth time! This year we will bring home two boys ages ten and eleven, who will fit nicely (we hope) in the middle of our kids. They currently live in Xi'an,Shaanxi and Shehezi, Xinjiang. I thought we went traipsing all over China the other times we were there, but those trips will totally pale next to the amount of country we will cover this time. I know Someone must be laughing at the way He is stretching this 'reluctant traveler'.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord whom you serve. C0l 3:23,24
2014-Jerry and I have been married 38 years. We are currently parents of 15, and soon to be 17, children. The first 8 are self supporting adults :) with only Ariel , the youngest of our first nine, still in college and living at home. After raising our first 9 children we thought we were finished until God took us on a serendipitous adventure that led to the adoption of 6 more children, 5 from China. That story is covered at andyweiwwright.blogspot.com .