Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas with Friends

What a happy day we had yesterday. Friends from Texas were in town for a few days at the Mouse House. We met up with them yesterday and a good time was had by all. Our girls spent the day..........well.............being girls. Lots of silliness, funny faces, and giggling.

Mailia and Sara have been friends for most of their lives, having lived at the same orphanage in China. They were also adopted on the same day a year ago and our families found each other while still in China. It is simply amazing to me that through the power of the internet, combined with (I'm certain) divine intervention, I have pictures of these girls while still at the orphanage, I have pictures of them together when we met in China, and I have pictures of them together from at least 3 occasions when we've all been re-united here in the States. Sara's sister Ruth is also adopted (from the Marshall Islands) so our trio of beauties are united by a common thread and love being together.

Although Mailia might not agree with me, especially since this IS Christmas Eve and all, someday she will probably understand and agree that this friendship, as well as the friendships we maintain with several other of her orphanage friends, has got to be the best Christmas present of all.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours! And a blessed New Year for us all!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I couldn't agree more! :) Sorry we have been the absent friends. Q has been sick for a solid month and it has really put me behind. We did get thru xmas and are finally on the mend. :) Down to 2 breating treatments a day now. M's xmas card is SO VERY CUTE!! I will get my cards out by early next week. So be on the look out! Glad you guys had a FUN Christmas! Miss talking to ya!
Love and hugs,
K and Q