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.
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!