Today we went to the YueXia Park next to our hotel. What a park! Full of the typical Chinese oddities: badmitton players with two rackets each, various bands of old men, and the requisite tai-chi, table tennis, and dancing,. The park has hills, lakes, flower gardens, and an amusement park.
We joined another family from our agency in the requisite visit to the Chen Clan Academy. The other family just adopted two girls who were about to age out of the adoption system at fourteen-years-old. This was their third visit to the Chen Clan Academy but we had a fun time there.
Before our tour we got some bad news. We found out that there were problems with Lydia’s blood work. The medical office is doing further tests before they will send approval to the US Consulate. We had an appointment with the consulate for tomorrow but, without the medical approval, that appointment was cancelled. This means the timing of our return to Texas is up in the air at this point.
Please pray that we would get an okay from the medical office tomorrow, a consulate appointment for December 31, and Lydia’s visa by January 2. If not, Monica and Anna might have to leave on our scheduled flight on Saturday, January 3, without Chris and Lydia.