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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Memories Of China

Just a few memories of China. We were there for 16 days in 2004. Wonderful food, interesting and fascinating places and history, delightful people. And yes, we did bring home something special....our new daughter!
It is almost 3 years to the day that we got the telephone call about our daughter. I will never forget the day we found out her name and saw her picture for the first time.
This was one of the first times we all went out with our new children. The Chinese people were so loving and friendly and caring. They were so sweet about us and our adoptions. We had crowds gather almost everywhere we went!
The flower market was directly across from our hotel and what a glorious sight each morning.
New flowers arriving and the prices were so low that each of us bought roses every day! What a delight!
And the children....the beautiful, precious children. Over the next few weeks I hope to do a little reminiscing about our Dan's arrival and Grace's as well. Their stories are so precious to are they.
Susie Q


PEA said...

Hi Sue:-) I'm back from my trip and now playing catch up with everyone! I so enjoyed looking at all the pictures of China...what a glorious country with such breathtaking scenery!! I hadn't realized you had adopted a child from there...I think that's absolutely wonderful!! One day when I have more time I must read your blog from day one! lol xoxo

Sheila said...

Sue, people go to foreign countries for all kinds of reasons.
I think your reason was the best of all. Your daughter is a precious and beautiful little girl. I look forward to reading about her and your son.
There are more ways of giving a child the 'gift of life' than giving birth to them..

Teresa said...

Sue, you and Bill are very special people.... I so love visiting you each day.... And your kids are just as special as you.... Thanks so much for sharing everything you do..... T

LisaOceandreamer said...

Oh Sue what fabulous photos and what a wonderful experience to be there to welcome lovely Grace in to your lives. I've always liked the phrase I once read about adoption....where a mother said "You did not grow under my grew IN it".(or something close to that)
I look forward with great anticipation to read the stories of Dan and Grace.

Andi said...

What a wonderful post! It's so nice that you have these pictures to share with your beautiful daughter. It will be nice for her to know about her Chinese heritage. When my niece was in China and went to The Great Wall, people kept stopping and taking her picture and wanted their picture made with her. She thinks it must have been her blonde hair and blue eyes. Since you're a blue eyed blonde, I wondered if they reacted that way to you.

RoseMary said...

Oh, I love those pictures. What a beautiful country and such beautiful people! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful time in your life!

Cassandra said...

Incredible pictures! You are a wonderful photographer!

TK Angels said...

I remember when you brought Gracie home. Such a shy young lady and could not speak any English.

I love the pics. Gracie sure has changed and she learned English so fast. She has grown into a beautiful young "pink" lady. As I have said before, she has the love of you, Bill, Danny, Grandma Groseclose, Jimmy, Lisa, Brady and many of us- your friends. You and Bill have done such a great job. I was lucky enough to see the transition.

PS. I will still work with Gracie and angels :)

Had fun tonight.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Sue, I am AWE STRUCK by these pictures!!! Totally, totally amazing.

Wow, look how your family blended and became beautiful! I'm sure, with you and your hubby, it already was I see that in you, via your blog.

What a blessing you and Bill are. As always, thanks for sharing.

"Early Bird" said...

My sister adopted a baby girl from China, I'm going to send her a link to these posts, she will love reading your memories!

Valerie said...

amazing photos. what an amazing place...and how blessed you are to have two baby loves in your life.

Deb said...

Amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing your "memories of China".

wendy said...

Sue, I love your blog, these pictures are fantastic. I really enjoyed the visit to China. You have a beautiful family, and are such a special person ;-) xx

Allison said...

Beautiful pictures Sue! And I'm so very happy for you that you found such amazing children to be part of your very special life.