We met our daughter in Beijing, China. She was six-and-a-half. Last night we went to dinner at Fung's Kitchen to celebrate the milestone. We ordered the family combo meal, and though we probably should've been tipped off by the fact that it was described on the menu only in Chinese, we weren't. So we ended up with a dinner like so many we had in China, composed of things we couldn't identify with certainty, and also a severed chicken head, which regrettably, we could.
Perhaps in retrospect we should've had pizza, since Papa John's was our first meal as a family of five. Apparently it is the custom to give the new families quiet bonding time in their hotel rooms while the guide fetches pizza. I do love pizza, and so does little miss.
So I guess now it's time to say goodbye. Sadly, this is it for the Axis for the forseeable future. I've really enjoyed posting here, but have scruples about publicizing my kids' lives on the Internet, so I have to sign off. I have so appreciated everyone's encouragement and support over the last year; all your comments and emails really made a difference. You can still reach me at the email address listed on this blog if you ever need me; especially if you want to talk about older child/special needs adoption. I'd love to help.
PS: I'd hoped to have my new website set up by now to share with you, but I'm not quite ready. I'll leave it here, as a forwarding address of sorts, when it's available.