Sunday, September 7, 2008
We made it to Minneapolis with ease and early. Our plane was scheduled to land at 5:26pm but we landed at 4:58, almost 30 minutes ahead of shcedule although we had to wait just 50 feet shy of the gate becasue we were so early that there were no gate workers there yet to move the gate out to the plane so we had to wait for them. The Mall of America is right across the street from our hotel so Madeline got to ride the fariswheel inside the mall. We would have rode more rides in the indoor amusement park but it was closing, so we will try to go back tomorrow morning to ride some more before we leave for Tokyo at 3pm. Madeline has impressed us with some new words "pinwheel" = fariswheel and "middlezoopark" = amusement park. It is very cool here and we are enjoying it. I wish we could spend more time here to visit other sites instead of only the Mall of America. Thats all for now.
One of my favorite children's books is Dr. Suess' Oh The Places You'll Go and I have to say that our adoption journey has been like a "PLACE" in that book, The dreaded "Waiting Place!" We have had a two and a half year stint in that place described below:
...You can get so confusedOR in our case waiting for a baby to come. So with that Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! We are so thankful for all of our family and friends who have been there and prayed us through this wait. We love you all so very much. We ask you now to pray for safety in travel, rest, and for Madeline and Rebekah as both are going to be thrown out of their comfort zones. We are so blessed to be able to welcome Rebekah in our family and cannot wait to hold her in our arms finally.
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...
for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting...