Friday, October 21, 2005


Today is our last day in China and so we took Lydia to the Buddist Temple to be blessed by the monks. The temple is well over 1000 years old and our guide took us around and explained many of the rituals going on as we waited to have Lydia blessed. While I realize that Lydia had no idea what was going on, I felt it was important she receive this last gift from her birthland. China is a beautiful place that has given us so much. And as I pay my respects to this land that gave birth to my daughter I feel it is also important to pay my respects to those individuals who helped Russell and I give birth to our dream of being a family. Mom & Dad Graham and Uncle Mike Trask we thank you...Xie Xie from the Schneider FAMILY.

Until we meet again in America...I say goodnight...our story will continue once we are finally home.


Blogger gena said...

9:17 a.m. on Friday here in Murray. Marcia and I just pondered when y'all would be back. I came to the blog and we both cried. You are exceptional people. Lydia is in for a wonderful life.

I pray rich blessings on you all and can't wait for you to be home and rested and sharing.

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Have a safe, comfortable, flight! You'll be reading this when you're home so...... WELCOME HOME, LYDIA!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger PeiLien said...

What a spectacular moment.....have a safe trip..and can't wait to get to know you more Lydia....


Friday, October 21, 2005 4:34:00 PM  
Blogger Sadieann said...

Have a safe and wonderful journey home!

Friday, October 21, 2005 8:00:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm ready to get in the car and drive to Murray to see all of you. Of course, I can't really do that, but wish I could!!! Tell Lydia not to grow up too much before I get to meet her. :)
Love you guys.....Welcome HOME!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:19:00 PM  
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Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Hi Lissa & Russell...and of course Lydia! Your Lydia is just gorgeous- she is so tiny! Have a safe trip home guys, glad the blogs up and running again! Take care Lee-Anne (ozilee)

Monday, October 24, 2005 4:15:00 AM  

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