We climbed it!!!

28 06 2008



We climbed it!!!

Originally uploaded by cathyse97.

We did it! We climbed the Great Wall… no, not all 3,600 (more or less) miles. But the portion that we visited, we climbed. We were only going to do a few small parts of it, but then kept going. And it was fun. Hard to tell which was harder–Wayna Pichu in Peru, or Great Wall.

The bummer of the day was that by the time we got to the Great Wall it was SO foggy, wet and cloudy. The quote of the day was overheard as we were descending. A man walking up in a group, almost to the top, said to his friends, “the steps are wet from sweat of people, not from the rain.” No kidding. Sweat, sweat, and more sweat..

This morning we visited Tiananmen Square. Chilling. Crowded. Modernized. Amazing.

And the Forbidden City. Incredible. I wish our photos would do all three of these sites justice, but they just don’t. But I will post photos eventually.

Tonight we re-packed our suitcases for tomorrow’s early plane flight to Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province. If the schedule is carried out as currently planned, we will be meeting Kajsa in about 16 hours.

16 hours.
Also incredible, and unbelievable.
Can’t wait to share photos of Kajsa Ling Stanley-Erickson!

Off to try and sleep.

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6 responses

28 06 2008
Sandie

Oh, it is so fun to see your pictures of China, but gotta admit, CAN’T WAIT to see Kajsa photos. Will be praying for you all tomorrow! (well, really, we pray for you pretty much every day, but tomorrow we will say an extra couple)

28 06 2008
Judy and Bob Swanberg

You made it! Judy was as excited as I was to hear that your time had come. As adopted parents, we too now that gestation is long and easy, no, I mean quick and hard. Either way, by the time you read this your days as empty-nesters will be over, and the love of God will surround you for days and time forever. (Or at least until she goes on her first date. What, did I hear you say 18? or 38?)

My cousin adopt JoLee nine years ago. They live north of LA.

Blessing to Kajse, Cathy, and Jim on your journey.

Love,

Judy and Bob

28 06 2008
Melissa

Jim and Cathy,
I can’t believe that the time has finally come for you to meet beautiful Kajsa! We have all been thinking of and praying for the three of you back here at Creek. We are so thrilled for you, you are such a special couple and deserve this more than anything! We can’t wait to meet her either!!
Love and Prayers, Melissa

28 06 2008
Kar

Throughout our trip to NY this week, we have many times wondered how your journey was going. I cried when I saw the picture of your happy faces in the rickshaw . . . a familiar spark has returned. Now we are praying you into this day. This very day when you get to meet HER — your very own sweet Kajsa! Can’t wait for our turn, so I can’t imagine how you are feeling. You’ve climbed more than the Great Wall in getting to today. Thanks to God for strength to make it this far.
Godspeed. Delivery day has arrived!
Kar

30 06 2008
Leanne

So how much sleep did you really get that night? (grin)

2 07 2008
Deb

Oooohhhh, she looks so sweet.
What a miracle!
Love your blogs and photos.
Can’t wait to see you three.
Love and blessings for fun times and safe travel home.

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