Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Learning More (part 2 of 2) Q&A post

Q: How long do you guesstimate you will be in China?
A:  Approximately 2 - 2 1/2 weeks

Q:  When does Lucy get to stay with you?
A:  The day that we meet our girl in person for the very first time, she stays with us (F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!)  It's truly a "Gotcha Day!!"(a day that God predestined since the beginning of time)

Q:  If you don't know Chinese and Lucy doesn't know English, how will you communicate?
A:  The best we can!  Because she's only three years old, and unable to read or understand a google translator, we plan to use charades, some very, very basic Chinese words that we're learning, and picture flip cards.  We have been told repeatedly that at her age she will pick up English and most likely speak it fluently within six to nine months of being in the United States?!?!  Did I mention that we also have a very intelligent and verbal 2 1/2 year old grand daughter that we're pretty sure will be one of her BEST teachers.  Watching, observing and listening to Sadie as well as her older brothers will surely be one of the most fun ways for Lucy to learn English and "the way things run"on the 'ole ranch.

Q:Will you be traveling with a group of other adoptive families?
A:  No, not with other adoptive families from our agency.

Q: Are you planning on video taping Lucy's "Gotcha Day?"
A:  That's a "lead in question" for sure :)  If you've perused around this blog you've seen a page called "meet lucy" also here.  The videographer of that clip is planning on following Lucy's story and capturing our first meeting and introductions to Lucy on film.
**An upcoming blog post will be dedicated to a lot more explanation and exciting news of this very special film in the making


  1. I love seeing all her new pictures. I'm so excited. I had to laugh at the "Sadie will be her best teacher" - so true - just thinking about our boys and how it didn't matter how we said things, it really only mattered how David said it. And that would be how Jonathan said it! :)

  2. Sounds exciting, you are getting closer! As a mom of a 2-1/2 y.o. home from China 6 months....umm she speaks better English than some US born 3 year olds. Unless she has a hearing issue or a learning disability, she is at a perfect age to learn. But knowing some Chinese lingo will words, and some comfort words are about what you need.