Last weekend Hannah and I plus my Mom and Dad were excited to get together with some of the families that we travelled to China with in 2009. These families hold a special place in my heart as we shared the most amazing, life changing time together as we became parents together in Changsha, China. We walked into a room with arms aching to hold our daughters and minutes later those arms held our daughters! I am forever grateful that I had these families to share that experience and many others with as we spent over 2 weeks together in China.
At one point I popped upstairs and asked the girls if they knew any songs and this was what happened. Precious!!!
A second sweet video can be viewed here. My favourite song of the evening happened when I couldn’t get to my video camera. Our precious daughters born in China stood together and sang, ‘Oh Canada.’ I shed a tear or two and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who did.
This year we were finally able to get a group picture! Phew! The past 2 years when we attempted this it was a bit like herding cats!
Hannah’s China sisters – then and now.
It was wonderful sharing time with these friends and as we watched our girls together we realized the friendships forming between them is very important. We’re hoping to get together more often in coming years in order to foster their friendships. Such sweet little girls. We are all SO BLESSED!!!