We are waiting for TA. We're at the official "earliest" we could get it, so the jitters have hit! God has worked everything out in His timing. I trust that and am also letting Him know the DEEP desire of our heart...to get TA tomorrow!! That would truly be amazing. The rest of our fellow waiting families are as giddy as we are and also hoping (and shaving body parts/pets, and soaking Reeses peanut butter cups in rum, etc) with anticipation for the TA news. It's nice to have people with whom we can wait. I hope we get to meet at least some of them in real life.
On another note, I took the kids and a couple of their friends to see Kung Fu Panda 2. We loved it! I could totally see why some adoptive parents cringed over a few parts, but overall it was very good. We all agreed it was better than the first. We're looking forward to the inevitable KFP3.
If you're curious how I felt the movie handled the adoption issue, I think blogger Malinda said it best here. Yep, I got teary-eyed during the same scene. I should add that I loved how they used the "paper" technique at the beginning of the movie. And they worked in a little Chinese history regarding the invention of fireworks. The fireworks also represent the truth that "things" aren't evil in and of themselves, but how people choose to use those things can be evil or beneficial or neutral.
Also related to Kung Fu Panda, this movie has extra-special meaning to us because of the Kung Fu. Tian is from what is known as the "birthplace of Kung Fu". We plan to visit the Shaolin Temple while in Zhengzhou.
|Kung Fu Demo at Shaolin Temple (photo from Xinhuanet)|