December 11, 2010 - We left our hotel in Guangzhou close to 5 am, driven to the airport by van with a couple from California, leaving at nearly the same time for our flights to Beijing. Arriving in Beijing around 11 am, we moved through the system and lifted off from Beijing around 1 pm.
As our plane climbed into the sky tears formed in my eyes as many thoughts rushed through -
- for my daughters leaving their homeland once and twice
- for the children we had met, who had no known family coming for them
Later I was moved to write several pieces for China tugs at my heart. Among them was a prayer, written not so God can remember it but that I can - on our flight home from Beijing to New York, for it is my heart's throb.