Harvest Moon Festival
Yesterday we celebrated the Harvest Moon Festival.We went out to our favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch. The Harvest Moon Festival is a Chinese holiday in which you eat Mooncakes, gather with your family, and think about your ancestors. While I could have bought Mooncakes at Costco or my local Chinese market, I stole the idea from another mom who has children adopted from China to use Moon Pies. They were a big hit! Yesterday was an opportunity for our family to get to know Avery's heritage just a little bit better. Recently, I bought the a CD called A Little Mandarin and while Avery doesn't speak Chinese anymore she still remembers it because she perks up when she hears the music. I can't believe Avery is been with our family for only 8 months because it seem like she has always been apart of our family. Last night as the moon rose above our house, I took the opportunity to think about her biological family. Now if I am being honest, I have to say that I really don't think about her biological parents that much. I don't know if there is something wrong with me, but I just don't. I think of Avery as being my daughter. I am sure she was loved because they made sure she was in a placed where she would be found. I can even see their faces as I am sure Avery looks just like them. They are probably kind, and one or both of them has a good sense of humor. I pray as Avery gets old enough I can come up with the right words to help her navigate the feelings and emotions that go along with adoption because at the moment I don't have very many answers to the many questions I am sure she is going to ask. The only answer I have for her is that she is so so loved. She is wanted. She is special and that her Heavenly Father loves her more than she will ever know.