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Adele

Adele, My Savior

I briefly told you about Lakon’s love for Adele’s music in Letter to Our Adopted Son. But now that he’s been home for ten months and his love for Adele has only grown, I felt it warranted its own post. Ten months ago, our son was living in a Chinese orphanage. He’s lived there for all three…

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Letter to Our Adopted Son

March 16, 2016 Dear Lakon, You’ve been in the U.S. and a U.S. citizen for four days now. We met you on February 29, 2016 and you became our legally adopted son on March 1, 2016. I was so nervous the day of our first meeting that I made myself physically ill, not able to keep any…

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Cousins – Then and Now

I got to see my cousins from my mom’s side of the family recently – we had a family reunion at my sister’s wedding.  When we were kids, we used to see each other often, and some of us actually lived together at some point in our lives.  But then we grew up and spread…

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Family Portrait

Recently, we needed a family portrait so we enlisted my mom’s help to take some pictures.  She’s been practicing taking pictures so we thought this was the perfect opportunity. When two of your family members have four legs and have fur instead of hair, it can be a challenge to get a good picture. First…

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Jeremy Lin

My Mom’s Obsession with Basketball (and Jeremy Lin)

Saturday night.  Madison Square Garden, Knicks vs. 76ers. Mother Daughter bonding time over basketball. Daughter Not a basketball fan.  Has a vague idea how basketball is played.  Knows there are 5 players on a team at a time, it’s played in quarters not periods (she thinks), a basket is 2 points, a 3-point shot is worth, well,…

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