Last night I had dinner at Sam's house. My friend, Qing, and her son, Zhu, went with me. Cullen was so happy to have another boy to play with. They disappeared together about 30 seconds after we walked in the door and were inseparable the rest of the evening. Qing taught us how to make wontons. Very interesting. I kept folding mine like a diaper or something. But I finally got the hang of it. Connie joined us in the middle of our lesson. She seemed to catch on quicker than I did. Here's sweet little Miss Kieren after she sampled the delicious chocolate mousse that Sam had made. That stuff was so good you could hurt yourself!It was so inspiring to hear Qing talk about her homeland when she looked at the photos of Sam and Andy's adoption trip. She was also able to translate a few of Kieren's Chinese documents. She's genuinely excited for all of us about our adoptions. There's no resentment or animosity from her at all considering the situation in her country. She has such a kind heart. Her knowledge of China is a priceless resource to help me connect to this part of my daughter. Again I was reminded of how amazing this journey has been. When I think of how God has placed these people in my lives at exactly the right moment, I'm so grateful. There truly is nothing random about it.
We all had a great time. There's nothing better than an evening spent with good food and good friends. Thanks for the hospitality Sam, Andy, Cullen and Kieren! Oh and happy anniversary too!
**Updated to say thanks to Stacy for noticing the new do. You're good girl! Very observant. I had just gotten it layered and colored that afternoon before going to dinner. Much redder now. I love it!