Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Notes to my daughter

We got both of Lydia’s notes translated. The first note we received (but not the first written) was from Mr. Wei the orphanage director who loved her and cared for her and who basically acted as her father for the first year of her life. It said: I wish for Ye Hong Hua a healthy and happy life. And that she enjoys her family.
The second note, presumably from her birth parents, says: This child was born at 5:15 in the morning of October 9th in 2004. This is the 26th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar.
It doesn’t seem like a lot…but it means so much. It means she was left to be found, not discarded without care or concern. Whoever left this baby wanted to give her the ability to track her astrological chart…a very important aspect of the Chinese culture. I thank them for this gift to her. It put them at great risk to write anything at all…but having lived with her for a short while, I can tell you, she is worth any risk.

This post was written October 15th


Blogger PeiLien said...

Awesome!! I am so happy you got the translations. It's so nice that her birthparents cared for her so much that they left a note - it will be comforting in her later years.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:23:00 AM  

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