Sunday, July 03, 2011

One Year Ago Today Across The Ocean Far, Far Away...

We decided to start a new family tradition- every year we will re-live our incredible journey to bring home Sasha Jade by watching ourselves on the computer from this side of the ocean... one year later and one year wiser... Your comments are always welcome:

July 3, 2010
Goodbye Buddhaful Hong Kong
Today was our last day, 
day 22 of our adventure
it ended on a high note

here we are on the cable car 
riding up to see the big Buddha

having a great time
we discovered early on that Sasha is a thrill seeker

we got to the top and walked around, 
did some investigating

what a lovely place 
and a wonderful ending to our trip

it was magical up here

this is a bodi tree

Melanie and I bought kites to bring home
and matching friendship bracelets
 the little one is Sasha's wrist
on our way back down the mountain
we'll be sure to follow the directions
inside the cable car
maybe this is a message from the Buddha 

my lucky number flashed by
Sasha waved goodbye to China
we told her all about the airplane 
she will ride on tomorrow

sometimes you need to look back 
and remind yourself where you came from
to help you understand where you are going
and we promised to help her remember 
all the wonderful people, places, and things 
she should never forget here
Goodbye China

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August 10, 2009
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