Saturday, December 28, 2013
In The Moment
I have made a conscious decision to be "in the moment" this Christmas season... to let go of what doesn't matter and cling to those eternal moments that seem to exist outside of time. Even with our trip to Ch*na coming up so quickly, I have had a strange calm resting within me. Now, I haven't been 100% successful at this goal but those times when I embrace what is and fully enter into the "now" have reaped many blessings that I could not have anticipated.
Today Larry, Madeleine and I headed out to Ocean Beach.
Some of you may be wondering about our trip... we are scheduled to leave the morning of Friday, January 10th. Larry's mom will be staying with Isaac, Emma and Madeleine and Landen will be back up at UCLA. My mom is traveling with us. We will fly from San Diego to San Francisco, change planes and then fly to Seoul, Korea on Korean Air. We will then change planes again and head on to Shanghai. We will spend the night of 1/11/14 in Sh*nghai and then leave the next morning by bullet train for H*ngzhou, the capital of Benjamin Lilu's province. On Monday morning, 1/13/14, we are scheduled to meet Benjamin Lilu and take him into our care. We will finish out the week there as we wait for all of Ch*na's official paperwork to be completed. We will then fly