We had bought an international calling card when we arrived in Guangzhou. It had not worked from the hotel. Today our friend Rebecca helped us by letting us (me) use her cell phone to call home. It was sooo good to hear the kids voices! I miss you guys sooo much! Jorja was able to speak to the kids also - we then showed her their photos again. Not too sure how much she understands, but hopefully she wont be too surprised when we get home.
I still feel horrible that I am worrying Jorja when I cry. She gets very concerned and clings to Bryan. I hate it but sometimes I have no control over my tears - they just come. Off and on today, Jorja hasn't been feeling well - tummy ache, she has wanted me to comfort her. I was very surprised! Pleasantly surprised! I am hoping this is a turning point for the two of us. I'm glad that she has bonded with Bryan, but being so homesick makes everything more difficult!
This evening Jorja and I were looking at photos of her friends at the orphanage. We are headed there all day tomorrow. It is a 5 hour drive each way. We are praying that she will be okay saying bye to her friends one more time. We will also have a different guide tomorrow, David, as Rebecca will be busy welcoming 8 families at the airport. Hopefully, it will help us all to have some other people to chat with.
Here are a few photos of our day...
We visited the memorial park of China's 1st President. It was a beautiful park! And our first beautiful, sunny day!
Then we went to pick up a few more things at Carrefore (a French owned Walmart). Jorja likes sitting in a shopping cart as much as Jailyn does... not at all!