This is kind of what I’m singing to my VPN right now… or just singing in general because Hello is more times than not stuck in my head. And because I’m on the other side of the world right now. It might be mostly that.
We made it safe and sound to China. It’s been a straight up day of travel. My flight left Richmond at 8:50am and I arrived in Newark around 10am. I literally walked in circles for a bit with ‘tourist’ stamped to my forehead at the depart gate, but by 10:30am I was at the gate I needed to be for China and my team!
I love my team already. Everybody knows I’m on the quiet side and it takes some time for me to warm up to people, but these people do not need any time, and it’s great. Despite my social awkwardness, I feel completely welcomed and hope by the end of the week I won’t be quite so shy haha.
Truthfully my flight seemed like a blur. There was no one on my team in my row and I had the window seat, so I watched a ton of movies and slept and periodically stared breathless outside the window. It was crazy watching dark mountains turn into snow turn into ice turn into super misty when we arrived in China around 3pm.
So as I said, it’s been a boring travel day. Other than the food… dang, the food is still so good and there is still an abundance of it. I’ve been nodding off at the laptop this whole time so I’m going to give in and pray I won’t wake up at 1am and be unable to go back to sleep like last time.
Tomorrow will be more interesting! Major sightseeing will be happening, and we’re two days closer to being at the orphanage!
Thanks again guys, for supporting me and allowing me to do this trip. I have seen God answering prayers because y’all have been so faithful in praying for these kids and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
— Anna 🙂