An invisible red thread connects those that are destined to meet,regardless of time,place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.~Ancient Chinese Proverb

Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn Moon Festival

On Sept.30th, The Autumn Moon Festival marks the beginning of a week long holiday celebration in China...a country that has become very dear to our hearts. Since it, after all, is the birthplace of our soon-to-be-Daughter, we felt it appropriate to celebrate in our own special way. This day is their equivalent to our Thanksgiving. People gather outdoors with family, eat and give thanks , all while gazing at the Moon..which they give many thanks to, as well. They often celebrate by lighting paper lanterns, eating moon cakes, cooking traditional Chinese cuisine, and of course, pouring out their THANKS for all they have.
so..we decided to have an early Thanksgiving,too. we celebrated by dining out at one of our favorite Asian restaurants, lighting lanterns and eating our own version of Moon pies. While, unfortunately,our weather did not permit a very good view of the Moon, we did reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. Boy are we extremely blessed! And while we firmly believe that our Daughter has already been born and is waiting for us in her homeland of China, we said an extra thanks to the birth mother who sacrificed so much to give her life and to the caretakers who are raising her until we find her.......

One of our fortune cookies even read...."A sweet surprise awaits you soon!"........Ohhh, be still my heart!!