We left our home bright and early on Tuesday morning. Coral’s dad took us to the airport and we began our long journey to China. Both of our flights were just fine. We were impressed with the number of amenities on our 13 hour flight to Beijing. We paid the extra money for “Economy Comfort” seats which gave us some extra leg room and better recline in our seats. Not as awesome as the beds first class got, but still totally worth every penny. Unfortunately, neither one of us slept much, but we did have some good time just hanging out together, reading books, and choosing a movie to watch from our personal tvs in our seats.
When we arrived in Beijing we were greeted by one of Andy’s friends and were able to spend the rest of the day with two families that Andy knows from his past travels here. It was great for Andy to reconnect and for me to get to know them better. Coral has also especially enjoyed experiencing “real life” here in China and going beyond the tourist attractions.
Thank you for your prayers as we continue on this journey. Here are a few things we would love prayer for in the coming days:
1. Continued safety and health in our travels. Praise the Lord for blessing us with both so far!
2. That God would prepare our hearts to be parents. We are excited and also realistic in that the days ahead could be emotional and difficult as we become a family of three.
3. Along those same lines, pray that we would rely on God for strength, patience, perseverance, and peace in all things.
4. Pray that we could have some good quality time our initial days here and be a blessing to the friends we have a chance to interact with.