That's about how long it took for Kylie and her "China sister" Nellie to fall back into step with one another. Never mind that it had been just over two years since the girls saw each other last, by the time we'd finished dinner and made it to see some rain delayed fireworks along with Lottie and her family too, the three were running side by side, holding hands and finishing each other's sentences...as if they saw each other all the time.
|Nearly all the siblings...both Caroline and Nellie are missing older brothers who didn't make the trip to NC|
Darby hadn't seen Nellie or Caroline in two years, but once again it was about four minutes before the five had settled in and made it clear to their younger siblings that they needed some "Guangdong girl" time.
While only a few hours passed, the girls watched most of Mulan,
had bonding time over some pedicures,
|huge kudos to Caroline's big sister Mindy who ran the "salon"|
We grown ups? Well, we just sat and talked. About adoption and parenting and how we met our spouses and life in general. And as we caught up on each other's families, we watched our girls ~ who knew each other before they knew us ~ just fall back into that state of familiar.
It only took about four minutes...
And Sunday morning when four of our families were able to attend worship together, I was so very thankful to have shared a "delivery room" with these three (and seven other) amazing women. Our backgrounds are different, our families are different, but we share two mighty important things in common. We are daughters of the King, striving to spread His love in this world.