Saturday, July 7, 2012

The End of One Chapter and Beginning of Another…

Or is it a book? Our UAE story has ended. We are sad that it has.  We have made many wonderful friendships and learned a lot from living there. My daughter’s whole life has been there. Her first steps were taken there. Heck, her first taste of solid foods was there. Ok, really, her first sip of plain water was taken there; first dip in the ocean, first school day, first teacher… many firsts. My last year living there was the best thus far. I really felt like I finally ‘lived’ and ‘belonged’ there. Our amazing friends were always supportive and loving. But this last year, I started working and making my own connections. I saw ourselves living there for many more years. But, as they say all good things must come to an end. Sort of! 

This is the beginning of a new adventure. We got an amazing offer to live in China! It’s unbelievable how things happen. We weren’t looking to live in China. We were, however, contemplating the possibility of adopting from China. And here we are. We are excited to think of what the future holds. I can’t help to think that we’re supposed to live in China so that we can share that with our future daughter; so that when she asks about her birth country, we can tell her firsthand from our own experience. That is so exciting to me! 

So here we are, the summer before the big move. In Miami. In transit. On hold.
We arrived on the 5th and are curing our jetlag. We’ve had the opportunity to see some of our family members, and one very special one – my beautiful nephew. He’s four months old and full of scrumptiousness!!!

Please keep checking in often. I will post more soon.



  1. What...I am so jealous. I would LOVE to live in China. How fabulous.

    Lets meet up, PLEASE. No rush, after you settle.

    1. Dawn, I'll be in your hood next weekend. If you have Facebook, you can request me at:

      It'll probably be easier to communicate like that and we can exchange numbers. Can't wait to meet you.



  2. You guys are so lucky to live such an amazing life!! This is a great opportunity for Mila to learn about different cultures. She is such a bright young munchkin. We all love you guys so much in Miami and we miss you always. But we are happy for every new adventure you guys take on.

    1. Thank you. I appreciate your support. Love u!

  3. Ah do cool to get to live in China. We loved our time when we were there and miss it. Wishing you luck on you families next adventure!

  4. I've been scrolling back through like crazy! How exciting! Just think, you could be living just down the street from your future child...
    I've got your site marked to follow your journey! Blessings to you as you begin this new and exciting chapter in your life!