After compiling pictures for my last post ~ I got lost in the photos! I love to think about our time in Mia's birth country. It was such a wonderful experience and I cannot wait for the day our entire family can go back. I posted a few photos, most of which were taken by David (he and Michelle adopted Lia, I'm sure you remember them from our China posts!).
Guangxi rice fields
This was taken during our walk thru the Chinese village
(our guide told us this village was similar to where our daughters came from)
Of course, I think Mia's province is most beautiful ~ then, I found out a movie
was filmed here (The Painted Veil) because of its beauty!
It felt invasive as we 'peeked' around at people during their everyday lives.
I often think of these woman, hunched over this water hole, scrubbing their laundry.
These "pictures" never leave your mind.
It's so hard to imagine Mia here
It gives me shivers
Mia will have such a different life than her birth mother
I wish she knew
After seeing this village, her birth mother could not imgaine
in her wildest dreams, where she is at this moment
But, I wish she knew
amongst all of the harshness we had just seen
I didn't post about our visit to this amazing cave.
We stopped here after the village and took a loooong walk up and down and all around!
It was dark, but lit up with some beautiful lighting.
The steps were slippery, there were puddles and I was so afraid we'd trip and fall ~
remember we did have the babies at this point!
We were all amazed to see monkeys jumping in the trees!
A funny story: My husband bought some peanuts from a woman,
she had a huge basket with fruits, waters and peanuts.
He started throwing the nuts and the monkeys came scrambling out from the trees.
It was a bit scarey ~ he thought he would be attacked at any minute!
We would take long walks in Nanning whenever possible.
We wanted to see as much as possible.
The heat was unbearable at times and we would find a shady
side of the sidewalk (and drink lots of water!)
You couldn't believe how much they could cram into a store!
Mia and Lia in our hotel (The Majestic)
We miss you honey
in Nanning. Remember we met the elderly gentleman
who took classes at the university ~ he was thrilled our
girls would call us "mom" ~ so sweet!
This pathway lead to this bridge:
What a bridge!
Nanning, Guangxi exceeded our wildest dreams.
It is forever etched in our minds and hearts
we miss you
Since this blog is also a scrapbook and journal for Miss Mia. It is very important to me that she knows how I am feeling; how I love her birth country, how I reminice often about our wonderful adventure, how proud I am that she is Chinese.