It somehow seems fitting that I would be visiting the US Consulate in China on Election Day. As we were breezed through security and relieved of our cellphones (and ability to take pictures) I couldn’t help but notice who else was in the building. From my perch in the second floor glass elevator I looked down on hundreds, hundreds of Chinese citizens. Queuing, waiting, lined up, arms full of official documents, hoping against hope for a chance. A chance to do exactly what my brother was doing. A chance to speak to an American official and maybe, just maybe, get a visa to come to America. It doesn’t matter who gets elected tomorrow, America is still going to be the best nation on God’s green earth and the shining city on a hill the world looks to.
There is a substantial amount of smog hanging over Beijing this week which has been cancelling and delaying flights. We appreciate your prayers that would not complicate our return journey. Our current plan is to fly home on Delta flight 0783 from Detroit which is scheduled to land in Omaha at 9:44pm on Thursday, November 10. We’d love to see y’all at the airport if you can make it. This will be our last public appearance for awhile because we’ll be laying low and “cocooning” for quite awhile to help Sunny bond with his new (and first ever) family.
P.S. Remember to vote! The polls are open Tuesday from 8am to 8pm. votedouglascounty.com