Jie is a special friend to our family. During our wait for Ana Claire we decided to host a college student from China. She wanted to learn more about our culture. This was a perfect opportunity for us to learn about her culture too. We were matched with Jie. We had alot of fun with her the year she was here with us. She transferred colleges shortly after we brought Ana Claire home. We miss her terribly, but we keep in contact with her through email. She recently made a trip home to China to visit her family and friends. During her visit her Mum made a scarf and hat for Ana Claire. She won't be able to wear it for a while, but I will treasure it always. I showed Ana Claire the photo of Jie and her Mum and explained to her that this sweet woman in China made this for her and sent it to her.
Jie if you are reading this, the last 2 photos are for you. I thought you might enjoy seeing them. The top one was our first mall outing, we got our hair done at Libby Lou's grand opening and the other was the first time we met Chun.
I also want to thank each one of you that commented me or emailed me privately about Ana Claire's fears. We are looking into somethings to help her. I will keep you posted on her progress. We deeply appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. I thought for a long time before I posted about this. Some people choose only to share the happy times. We all know in reality that there is good and bad in life. I know that we will do whatever we can to help her overcome her fear.