Gotcha Day

After almost a full day at the airport, we got our babies!

What a wonderful crazy time. We arrived at the registration office around 10 am on 10/10/11. Some children were already waiting. Then, one by one the children, started coming from their different cities. We had to listen close, as they called them by their Chinese name.

First was Zan Feng. He was none too happy. He cried and cried. He kept pointing at the door. Lori finally eased outside with him. He then gave her the biggest smile and said what sounded like “look”, pointing to everything.

The second was Yin Fu. “Fu Fu”. After a brief pout, he walked around like he owned the place. Sneaking crackers and passing them out. He loves running with his big brother and hanging with his daddy.

Back to the hotel for lunch. Wow, can these boys eat! (When Fu Fu is not playing with his.) Right now, their favorite foods are rice congee, fruit, and Goldfish crackers.

Naps were an adventure. Then, dinner at the Italian restaurant in the hotel. D was so excited. Pizza, finally! He deserved it, too. He has been such a trooper this whole trip. I have seen a strength and compassion that I know I did not possess at his age.

From Zan’s memory book given to us by his orphanage representative:

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea; even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 139:9-10

PS: WordPress is still down on our computer. Pictures later!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Moody
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 22:37:11

    We read this through our tears, then I called your mom and read it to her. She sent your dad to find it for them to read again. We are so happy that so many prayers are finally answered. Mac looked up congee so we can learn to make it. I love the way you wrote about them. We could almost picture the scene, but I can only imagine how you both looked. We love you very much and our 3 boys too.


  2. Betsy
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 09:28:19



  3. Mac Moody
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 14:53:00

    I can only echo what Gram has said. Bill as you know your Daddy is emotional and the tears come often when I think of you, Lori and our three boys. We love you so very much and we are looking forward to you all returning home.


  4. Nancy
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 15:33:06

    Bill Lori,,,How awesome! Can’t wait to meet them in person!
    Praise th Lord!!


  5. Jill
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:09:55

    Congrats! So happy for each of you! Love and prayers:)


  6. autumna
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 20:24:08

    Mr. and Mrs. Moody this post brought tears to my eyes. The verse that you put at the end of this post was my theme verse the entire summer I was with your son. God definitely has his hand on your two sons and you guys and I am SOOO excited for you!


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