Category Archives: family


I live in the south and I love so many of the beautiful trees and flowers that grow here.  Not only are the plants and flower amazing, but their names are as well.  Magnolia, Camellia, Clementine, Rose, Lily, Azalea, …

Lifestyle of an American in China

Our earning potential is often a driving factor in our pursuits. Many of us spend our lives in jobs we do not necessarily enjoy simply because if its compensation, theoretically overriding the disdain we endure in its daily accomplishment. Those

Saving Them All: China Orphans

Jin Qiu is a caring and responsible 13-year old Down’s Syndrome orphan who likes to take care of everyone.  He likes to carry the babies to bath time, feed other children and clean their faces, and report misdemeanors as needed. 

A Chinese Wedding

Yesterday, we experienced more China firsts when we got to share our friends’ Chinese wedding day with them.  They have been “legally married” one year, but according to my understanding, the receiving of the marriage certificate in China is just


Today represents exactly one month since we took a trip to Qingyuan to begin a new journey.  Laila has made amazing progress in such a short time.  When I visited her for the first time in the orphanage, only her