Last Friday was a teacher planning day here so I took the girls back into the city for a visit to their old school and dinner in Chinatown with their former teachers.
Before we get to the details though, I have to say that the 6 women in the following photos have my undying gratitude. They have shown my girls what it means to be a strong, educated woman. They are kind, funny, patient, forgiving, and intelligent. They have not only shown my girls what it means to be a woman but also shown my Chinese daughter that she can walk in their footsteps to become a woman from two countries and still be capable, well-adjusted and successful. I love them for loving my girls and showing up for them for 3 years, for meeting them at their level and yet pushing them to achieve more. Thank you Xiang, Qiongwei, YiChu, Yu, San-Nan and Shuang. I am forever in your debt.
We arrived at school just in time to have lunch in Qiongwei's class. There were a lot of new faces in the preschool set but a few of the older kids were happy to see them.
Kate reading to class from Lisa on Vimeo.
And Lucy reading:
Lucy reading to class from Lisa on Vimeo.
Then it was time for meditation.
Vicky (Shuang), Lucy, Xiang and Yu.