We embarked on the biggest day of our lives. We left for China. It's hard to believe a year has passed since we got into a van at 4:00 am to take us to the airport. We have indeed been introduced to parenthood and we love almost every minute of it. I say almost because there are those moments when they do things that make you shake your head.
Today also marks a very sad day. Our dearest friends Sarah and Brad lost Sarah's mom to cancer. I received the call this morning. I am grateful Sarah's mom is at peace. She was 78 years old. I am sad that she has passed on as I have known this woman for twenty plus years. I remember years ago when she used to rattle pots and be a nervous wreck before company came over. My mom was the same way. I could hear Sarah's mom in the background talking to her other daughter Faith, when Sarah and I would talk on the phone. What I most remember about her and I always will is that she was forever telling Sarah how wonderful she thought Sarah was. How beautiful and smart and special she was as a woman. I always thought it was so sweet. Sarah is the youngest of nine children. Sarah has lived with her mom for 39 years. First Sarah lived with her mom and sister Faith and then when Sarah bought a home, the two women moved in with her. Losing a parent is one of the worst losses one can face. I am sorry that Sarah and Brad and their family are facing this now. Keep them in your thoughts if you would please.
My friend Donna, my Godchild Nicole and her handsome brother Michael came to visit us today. We hung out and chatted and played with Ping. We then went out for dinner. Miss Ping promptly passed out after her hot dog. What a tired puss she has been!!!!! We then came back to the house and while I chatted with the kids, Donna napped!!!!! It was good being able to chat with them. I do love them to pieces.
I hope you are all well and to Sarah and Brad, we love you.
Ping sitting on Mikey!
Climbing all over.
I have conquered him.
My girls Ping and Nicole.