Friday, June 25, 2010

Claire's 14th Chinese Reunion: You Ladies are Beautiful!

In May of 1996, 14 families traveled to Nanning Guangxi China to adopt 14 amazing babies.
Every year we get together to celebrate our girls. This year 8 families found their way back to each other for our 14th China reunion. Blessed our we, to have been able to adopt these beautiful young ladies, and to share and to be a part of their lives. These families are a part of our family now, bonded in China by 14 precious babies that have grown to be such special young ladies. These families went on to adopt other siblings. Today, the adults were outnumbered by their children. What a beautiful day in Chicago!

Tomorrow we are so excited to see our friends Matt and Christine, Josie, Anna and our beloved Kate, who was our social director in China. Cannot wait to see how Josie has grown, and Emily is thrilled to meet yet another 7 year old with dimples!

Love the picture of the "little girls", check out the boy in the background (:

Shaelee anxiously awaits Monday, when she will see her own China best buddy Ms Tung Tung. Only 2 more sleeps little girl.....


Anonymous said...

I have never commented on your blog before, but read fairly often. I found a knot in my throat after reading this post. We get together with my six year old's travel group each year, and I hope that it always continues. So cool to see your "big girls" and to know that you are all bonded because of the journey you took together. They are beautiful!
Michelle from KY

DiJo said...

Look at you blogging from the windy city!! :)

It looks like you are having a wonderful time in my favorite city!!!! I hope the weather is like that in a few days!!!! We are counting down over here too!!!!!

See you soon!

Diana & Tung Tung

Unknown said...

Jill I have goosebumps!! Please tell Matt and Christine, Josie, and Kate that Bryan and I say hi and hope to see them on next years trip! You also get to meet their little girl that did not travel with them! How fun!! We are praying safe travels and loads of awesome family time for you all! Miss you, see ya soon. Mary
Oh and....give Miss Sienna and her family a big hug from our family! We are all looking forward to meeting in October!