Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Dinner with Kerry Lu's Family

It is becoming an annual event for us to meet up with Kerry Lu and her family as they travel through the Atlanta area on their way to Florida from their home in Kentucky.  For those of you who don't know (or don't remember), Kerry and Hannah are from the same orphanage and were friends there before Kerry was adopted by Doug and Virginia Miller when Kerry was a little over a year old.  We adopted Hannah a year later and found the Millers on a yahoo group for families who have adopted children from the orphanage in JiAn, JiangXi.  The first time we met Kerry and her mom, Hannah was still waiting in China, but last year, Kerry, her mom and grandma came and spent the night at our house.  The girls had a great time getting to know each other again and playing together.  Over the past year, they have talked on the phone and skyped a few times. 

A couple of weeks ago, we again met up with them for dinner at a restaurant near I-75.  This time we got to meet Kerry's dad, Doug, and they got to meet Andrew.  Kerry was especially excited because she was on her way to Disney World.  I know they had a great time there.  Once again, Kerry and Hannah-NanNan talking and laughing together very quickly.  All three of the kids seemed to have a good time with each other while we ate, and playing together in front of the restaurant after we finished eating.  Here are a couple of pictures.  Hannah and Andrew are wearing their Jie jie (big sister) and Di di (little brother) T-shirts.  And, of course, I've included a picture of Hannah and Kerry together in the orphanage.  We are so grateful to God to allowing Hannah to have such an important connection with a friend from her past.  I pray that she will always treasure the gift God has given her. 

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