Last day in Guangzhou
Last night we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner. Jian wouldn’t touch any of the food with a 10 foot pole. I don’t think she’s ever had anything tomato based. We bought her some spicy chicken wings to eat in the hotel. She will randomly say “ABCDEFG!” After breakfast today she fed the goldfish and had so much fun. This is the nicest hotel we’ve ever stayed and the suite is only $130 per night. After breakfast, I felt a huge punch in my gut. I found out that the 13 year old boy in our group is going back to his orphanage and not going home with his adoptive mom. I don’t know all the details and I’m not going to judge anyone but it just makes me sad. Today we went with one other family to see a museum. It was so hot. I am no longer going to take for granted cold, clean water, having napkins and toilet paper, having traffic laws, and air conditioning. Even though I am ready to get home and see family and friends and introduce Jian to American life, I feel a deep love for this country that my daughter has called home for the first 8 years of her life.