This is a part from Trip 3.
It’s Mother’s Day again, but the year is 2011.
I am in Qingdao, staying with Sam and Daisy. They will be married in two days. It’s even more special now. On this Mother’s Day we are all going to fly to Wuhan and be with Daisy’s family. Two mother’s will share this special day together with their children. I don’t have photos of first meeting Daisy’s mother to share with you. We couldn’t speak the others language. It didn’t matter. You could feel the love we had for each other. The two mother’s walked, each held closely together with an arm embracing the other.
This is what Daisy had chosen as a Mother’s Day gift for me. The pandas are embroidered on silk, it rotates so each side is a view of the panda bears.
Neither of us would have guessed, that today I am trying to help this endangered species by giving presentations. By helping support the efforts of Pandas International, who would have guessed, this could be happening as I write today?
In NYC Times Square, despite Hurricane Irene, this add is running.
Thank you, CBS.
Another surprise happened. Someone knocked on my door. Sam’s friend who had just returned from China delivered this wedding album book to me. I have laid it out and photographed it in sequence. It is not a typical US wedding album. Another example of a difference in our cultures.
More to follow later…..