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Last Day

On July 23, 2015, Posted by , in Adoption, Adoption Journey, With 13 Comments

Things to Do on Your Last Day in China:

1. Go to one last historic site – in our case, we chose the Chen Clan Academy, a beautiful house from an old Chinese family full of beautiful art work like embroidery with stitching so fine it looks like painting and ivory carving that is so delicate it looks like lace:






2. Revisit the Pearl Market for those down to the wire souvenirs you’ve been looking for the whole trip:


3. Go to TrustMart for any last minute needed airplane items, like extra wipes for Mia Grace. And if TrustMart sounds suspiciously like Walmart, it’s with good reason. I saw this sign above the live fish and turtle display case in the grocery section:


Pretty sure the Walmart at Beltway 8 and I-10 didn’t have a section like this the last time I checked.

4. Pack your bags to come HOME!!! And reach into your deepest memory to remember how to pack a diaper bag for an 18 month old for a fifteen hour flight. If you hear the sound of someone crying, that would be me sitting here on my couch in Guangzhou thinking about that flight!


5. Pick up your child’s visa from the consulate and pack it safely in your carry-on (it’s official – hooray! Thank you for praying!)

6. Go look again at your ultimate gift and thank the Lord one more time that you get to really bring her…Home.


Tomorrow morning we have an early car ride from Guangzhou back to Hong Kong and fly out of HK around 11. We land in Chicago around 2pm on Friday, the same day, and then take a flight to Houston, landing at 8:15pm. We cannot wait to see family and friends and finally have MG meet the people who have prayed for her and loved her along the way.

We love each of you so and are so thankful our next post gets to be from the USA!

Much Love,
The Baker 6

13 Comments so far:

  1. Laura Grace says:

    Woohoo!!! So glad she’s Texas bound! Wishing Uncle Josh and I could be there to hug her, and each of you, at the airport!

  2. Bobbye says:

    With open arms and hearts, you will be WELCOMED HOME!!!!

  3. Jen says:

    This final post brought tears of joy! Praying for a safe and easy journey home. Love you all, see you soon!

  4. Carri says:

    THRILLED FOR Y’ALL!!! Praising God for the Baker 6!!!
    Continue to lift y’all up in prayer.
    HUGS and WHOOP from the Moores!

  5. Stacy says:

    I have LOVED following your journey!! So thankful you are on your final stretch….wishing I could be there at the airport. Praying for you all as you transition to life at home as a family of 6. Love yall!! Can’t wait to meet that precious girl!

  6. Berger Family says:

    Praying for all of you. Praying for smooth, easy flights and easy transitions through all connections, security checks and immigration processing. I hope MG enjoys her first flights tremendously. What an adventure!

  7. Kristen says:

    Praying you HOME!

  8. Annie Barnes says:

    Yippie! Love those return flights back to the States. Will be praying for smooth flying, rest and a smooth transition for your family these next few weeks and months. Love you all.

  9. margaret says:

    praying you home! My boys have done the best with suckers for take off and landing. I now buy them in bulk at whole foods and give them to other passenger’s children. Praying the flight ends up being wonderful snuggle time….because God can do that!

  10. Lisa Perry says:

    Praying for only happy tears for the next couple of days! What a JOY this journey is, and it’s only just beginning!! Love you guys!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Praying for an uneventful plane flight for everyone! Please keep posting once you get home too!!!!!

  12. Mia Ince says:

    It’s FINALLY TIME to bring that little girl home! I have tears of joy just thinking about meeting her for the first time and seeing all of you, because you’ve been sorely missed. She looks so angelic while sleeping and her hair reminds me of Jason’s hair in the front!
    Godspeed home!
    Love you so.

  13. Sarah says:

    Praying for a safe and smooth trip back home! So excited for you guys and this new chapter of your lives! I can’t wait to meet MG!!!! Xoxo

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