Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day

It has been a great weekend. We went to Jackson on Friday to spend the night, shop, and go to the Chinese Cultural School's end of the year party on Saturday. It was great to see so many families celebrating our sons' and daughters' heritage. The organizers did a great job planning crafts, food, entertainment, and fellowship! I will try to post some pictures later.

Last night before bedtime, I got to spend a few quiet minutes with my sweet Zachary. He said, "Mama, you are the best motherI have ever had!! I know that I haven't had any other mother, but you are the best!" Such a sweet boy!!

Today, we enjoyed a lunch out, some quiet time by the river, and just being together.

Tonight while we were sitting on the couch watching TV, Lucy picked up a picture of her as a baby (her referral picture). While looking at the picture, she asked me where I was. (I have been waiting for her to start questioning things like this.) I told her I was at home. ( She knows that this is a picture of her as a baby when she was in China.) She said, "Oh, I sad. I cry." I asked why she was crying and she said, "I want you. You at home, and I in China. I miss you!" I told her I was sad, too, when she was in China. Then, as sweet as she could, she said, "I happy now! You come back! Daddy come back and Ge Ge (Zachary) come back! I not sad anymore!"

A few times today, I have had thoughts of Lucy's birth mother. I am not even sure if Mother's Day is celebrated in China, but today I am celebrating her. Without her, I would not have this precious little girl. I can't imagine the pain and anguish that must go along with giving up a child. I pray that she has found peace and somehow knows that her daughter is loved and happy. Happy Mother's Day!!

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