The light from our tree illuminates the kitchen doorway. It’s soft and warm and feels like Christmas. The electric embers will die out in a week or two. Until then I’ll enjoy the ivory glow and reflect on our first Christmas spent with family and friends. A little background will be necessary to put the seismic holiday […]
Several months after having a daughter we’re making an effort to become involved in a supportive community with fellow parents of Chinese children. Shoot first, ask questions later is my default MO. In hindsight I can see we should have gotten involved in this network before we had Penelope. Thankfully it’s not too late and […]
I get it. Please don’t read this and think I’m sour grapes. That’s not it. I know how it looks from the outside. When I hear how lucky Penelope is I cringe a little. We hear it a lot. This isn’t meant to offend anyone. The support we’ve gotten has been overwhelming and much needed. […]
I look forward to coming home. Everyday.
Some parents may explain this by saying I haven’t been at this parenthood thing long enough. Some act as though they can’t wait to be away from their children. I can’t imagine feeling that way.
Add this to the list of unexpected events in our journey: we received more photos and video of Penelope from her time at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (SFCV).
During our last correspondence with Sara at SFCV she asked permission to give my email address to a volunteer from the States. This volunteer had met Penelope during one of her trips. Jenn and I agreed and wondered when we would be contacted. This week we received an email from Heather, the volunteer
Sara had mentioned to us.