Back in Guangzhou...
By this time the girls wanted American food. Arden was saying things like, "How do they eat the same thing all the time." And, "there are too many people here."
Neither girls were feeling the connection to China, and they both wanted to get back to the U.S. Of course, it was a fabulous trip, but if they were supposed to feel a draw to China, it didn't happen. I bet Arden she would cry when she got to China or the orphanage or somewhere. I lost that bet, but I was right about one thing. I also told Arden before we left home that I didn't think even she realized how American she had become.
Lael didn't cry in China either. Not at her orphanage or at her abandonment sight. However, she did cry when we got home. She cried reading my blog post about visiting her abandonment sight. Didn't you Lael? : - )
We only got rained on twice. Both times in Guangzhou. The first time before we left for Wuhan, and the second time after we got back to Guangzhou. Both times were hard rains. It is amazing how quickly people appear on the street selling umbrellas. I think we paid about $3 (US dollars) apiece for umbrellas. Trust me, that is all they were worth. But they did keep us dry during the rain.
The trip was amazing... at least for me. I'll always feel blessed I was able to spend this time in China with Mike, Lael and Arden.