Tuesday, August 7, 2007

China Family Picnic

"Each tree is known by it's own fruit." Luke 6:44

Sunday was our agency's China Family Picnic. It was so wonderful to be able to connect again with some families that made the trek to China alongside us. The internet has afforded us so much in providing daily check-ins with families who share the "red thread", but it is in seeing, touching, hugging, connecting that we gain so much.

It occurred to me as I looked around, especially at those from our group, we each had so much to offer each other, regardless of how we may have arrived there or what circumstances led us to our children. Our families are different and that is what makes it so beautiful.

I had the blessing of running into an old friend from one of my first jobs (which I loved - the job and the friend) - she has this gorgeous family and they await a mei mei for their little one. How wonderful - best wishes Jeanne.

We missed families that live far away or could not be there because of other plans, but we manage to connect anyway and I am so thankful for that. A big surprise was seeing Rod, Laura and Hannah. We were thrilled to be in their company, are so happy they made the trip to be there. Our Emily was especially taken with their Hannah as you will see.

We were supposed to be at the beach Sunday - I am grateful we changed our plans and spent some time re-connecting.




6 comments:

Much Ado said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful event. Love your new blog look!

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, your girls are so cute! I love connecting with our travel group also, I consider them like family now and can't wait till the next time that we are all together.

Danielle said...

I love those photos! Your girls are adorable!

Angie said...

Wonderful pictures...just precious!

Lori said...

Sounds like a special time, sweet pictures of the girls!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a fun day! I am a tad envious...We had a small group and aren't close by to anyone. These will no doubt be important connections for many years.

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