Saturday, February 06, 2010
Last night we celebrated Maimie's third Gotcha Day anniversary. We picked up our usual order from Fast Dragon: sweet and sour chicken, pork fried rice, fried dumplings, pork egg rolls, and crab rangoon. Yummy! In the center of the table, we lit a candle for Maimie's Chinese mama (and family). At one point when everyone else was talking, I leaned over and asked Maimie if she knew why the candle was on the table. She shook her head "no". I told her it was for her China mama. Maimie leaned in to give me a big hug and said, "Thank you so much, mother!"
We continued our celebration with a little cake. Next we viewed our China photos on the tv, and concluded our evening with Maimie's movie choice..."Kung Fu Panda". Normally we would give her one of her China treasures to unwrap on her special day, but we decided to give her the good wishes quilt in a couple of weeks when it is finished instead.
Earlier in the afternoon Maimie and I looked through her "China Book" (the lifebook/scrapbook I made her). She has changed so much in the last 3 years.
I can't imagine our lives without her.
We love you, Maimie Beth GuoZhen!