Thursday, February 07, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai


Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

The other day at work I had some clients come in to my office. Many times people will stare at Erin's photo, look at me, look at her photo again, & then say nothing. This couple is Chinese & felt comfortable enough to mention that Erin looked Chinese. Of course I got into a total discussion with them about how yes Erin is Chinese & we were lucky enough to adopt her at 10 months in China. They were very excited to hear that there are local groups who try to keep the Chinese culture alive for these children.

Anyway, they came back in yesterday for an appointment with one of my partners. I popped in & wished them a Happy New Year & offered the hope for healthy, happy & prosperous Year of the Rat. When they finished their appointment, they waited for me. These sweet people came to offer a lucky money envelope for Erin. I thanked them for their thoughtfulness & generosity & again wished them a Happy New Year.

And when they left, what do you think I did? Yes. You've got it right. I cried.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Awwww... how sweet was THAT? And YOU? CRY? Seriously? Nah, I would never have guessed!

Vivian M said...

Happy Chinese New Year our dear friends! Kerri must have watched the video ten times. She wanted to know why Erin was coughing and was concerned she had a "boo-boo".
Wishing you all happiness, health, prosperity and all good things this year! And may this be the year our girls get to see each other again!

Magi said...

Happy New Year! That was very sweet.

Sandra said...

How very special....

fricke92 said...

What a doll!

(I've missed your NY accent! Brought back memories of our Waiting Hearts chat nights!)

i-Con said...

That is awesome. What thoughtful people.

Happy CNY to you and yours!

Michelle said...

That is wonderful. I would have cried too as a matter of fact...I just might!