Monday, October 16, 2017

A Rare Treat

This weekend was a special one for Marvin and me. We got to meet a young man we have been hearing about since youngest Son, Charles, was a teacher in China.  His best friend there was Christian. Charles visited Christian's home and spent many hours growing a friendship that would last through the years and over many miles.

Christian came to America on a business trip along with his boss, Kevin. ( Most Chinese have an "english" name they use when among English speakers. It just makes it easier for us Yanks.)

Christian was able to spend the day with Charles and Nancy. Marvin and I made a visit to Canton to meet our Chinese Son. Christian calls us his American parents, even though he has not met us, we have communicated online.

I love this guy!!

Looking at pictures of Christian's son and daughter, my Chinese grands.

Our two sons and Miss Audrey.

I introduced Chtistian to a Southern Delicacy, Banana Pudding. Although strictly speaking this is a variation. I used Nutter Butters instead of vanilla wafers. We had this in a restaurant in Jasper, GA and I copied the recipe! It is yummy if I do say so myself.

We exchanged gifts. Christian gave me a beautiful red ink pen along with a Chinese bookmark. I gave Christian an ALABAMA Crimson Tide tee shirt. I told him that now everyone would know he was from Alabama.

We hope the next time Christian visits that he can bring his wife and children. I would love to see my Chinese grands in person!


Sandy said...

You guys are as busy as us on the weekends. I have to take Monday to recover. Looks like fun though..That Audrey is growing like a weed.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a wonderful visit you had! Thank you for sharing the photos!

Mrs.T said...

What a wonderful, special opportunity, Arlene! So thankful that this visit happened for your family. Hope Christian can bring his family on the next visit if that's possible.

Terri D said...

How wonderful to meet your Chinese 'son'!! It's kind of like meeting a long-time blogging friend. You feel like you know them before they walk through the door...and you DO know them. Nothing like getting to hug them in person though! I love the photos you got and sure hope he can bring his family next visit!

Linda said...

What a blessing! How good to finally meet in person!

Aritha said...

How great to meet him and talk to him in real life! I love to see you and your family on the pics.

Mari said...

How wonderful to have this relationship. I'm sure you are a blessing to him and his family!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, what a sweetheart!! What a wonderful weekend! And such a thoughtful gift for him to remind him of his visit with you.