Sunday, June 13 was a huge day here. As much as, or perhaps more than, obtaining Ella’s social security number, or our upcoming re-adoption hearing, Ella’s baptism was the culmination of our adoption journey. It brought together an eclectic group of family, extended family, church family and friends – big and small – that have been on the trip with us. Ella started in a beautiful gown made by her Grandmother, Irene, using fabric from Heather's wedding gown.
Of course, to top it off, we thought that nothing could say Chinese-American Christian quite like a pig roast, with a keg of Canadian beer, back at the house. After a week of watching a miserable forecast, we were blessed with wonderful weather. It was a great party if we say so ourselves.
A lot of people helped. You know who you are! Thanks – for then, for now, and for where ever Ella Man Li takes us next. L, H & E