What happens next?

I’m not entirely sure, but I can get us as far as Rory. We leave. We eat breakfast. We swim, we shower, we try to be a little mellow. At 2 there will be a cake for Sam’s birthday (Monday, really) and at 3 there will be kite-flying at the Temple of Heaven Park for same. I think there will be acrobats that night–we’re making up for lost time.
Sunday: Great Wall. Airplane.
Monday: Rory.

There remains plenty that could go wrong, and I’ve kind of had the optimism knocked out of me. It’s cooled off, though, and I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep.

15 Responses to “What happens next?”

  1. ellen says:

    Congratulations on Rob’s freedom and being back on track to pick up Rory! I just can’t imagine how worn out you all must be. Sleep well!

  2. hannaros from RQ says:

    Oh yeah! Been following along and SOOO Happy to hear the back on track! Best wishes to your family!

    hannaros from RQ

  3. Misty says:

    Sleep well my friend. Tomorrow is a new day!

  4. Lisen says:

    OMG, It’s almost Saturday there! You did it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend of sightseeing and b-day cake. And a smooth flight to Fuzhou. Happy birthday, Sam!


  5. Jolene says:

    Tears are welling up in my eyes! I think your family is amazing, and I’m glad things are looking up. I can’t wait to see Rory! Praying for your continued journey!

  6. Cindy says:

    Onward and Upward! 🙂

  7. teri A says:

    Oh so glad you are back on track and will be praying that you stay on track. Only pleasant surprises.

  8. SheasMom says:

    Good luck, happiness and health to you all! Rory is almost at your finger tips. Generally I find that a trip that starts out really badly, ends really great. In your situation, perhaps you will win the lottery upon your return home.

  9. Kate says:

    So pleased for you. Delighted that you’ve survived this huge challenge so far from home and separated and that you will finally meet your daughter on Monday.
    With you every step, good luck
    (and I think the Pringle Fairy is a wonderful act of grace!)

  10. Shelley says:

    Oh you soooooooooo haven’t had the optimism knocked out of you! You still have your sense of humor and you still are teaching your children to do kind things in the face of adversity. I LOVE the Pringle Fairy story. What lessons your children are learning from you. You’ve made it through a tough week and your reward is only about 48 hours away! I can’t wait to see Rory in your arms.

  11. Courtney says:

    Breathing a HUGE sigh of relief for you guys!! Congratulations, you made it! Now if only there was a cash prize at the end… nah, you don’t need that, you get to meet Rory!!
    Be blessed,
    Courtney (stevencocoj on RQ)

  12. Robin says:

    Been foolowing your blog! So happy you all are busting out of there and getting your little girl!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Can’t wait to see your little blessing in your arms!

  13. waitingfornate from RQ says:

    So thrilled for you!! I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Sam’s birthday and enjoy every precious moment with Rory! 🙂


  14. kydamans says:

    Hope that SOMEHOW you can put this part of your journey behind you, and move forward to the joyous business at hand! Go get that baby girl!!!

    We’re all staying tuned!! 🙂

  15. sewhopeful22 says:

    I just can’t believe that Rob had to stay in the hospital and be separated from all of you when HE WASN’T EVEN SICK!!! I always say, everything happens for a reason… but I guess you all will have to fill in the reason for that!!!

    We are LID 3/22/06 and our now 13.5 year old son has been waiting to go to China for 4 years… I am devastated now that he probably won’t be going.. I would lose my mind if we were separated. Any advise would be welcome.

    Love the Pringle Fairy, also loved the picture of the hospital food. Now… go get your girl! I’m going to keep checking to see how you all handle the ‘good stuff’! ; )