The Road To Ren

Our adoption journey to our son Ren William.

Musings by Elaine and other Blitherings. This blog was origonally intended to document our China adoption journey to our son Ren. Now we are home and this blog is about our family. I would love to have you sign my guest book.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Dark hair, silky or coarse

Little fingers, what will be the shape of his nails

Fiery or gentle

Snuggly or constant motion

Serious or funny

Shy or outgoing

Loud or quiet

Easy or stubborn

Kisses or hugs

Who will he be



Rachel C. said...

Yay! I can't wait to meet him! I might have to drive up after we get him.

shelley said...

Making me teary-eyed.

Really beautiful. Those were the perfect words.

Flamingo Mama said...

aaah. i'm getting so excited! let me just say that he is one gorgeous boy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine,

This is Bruce. You posted on our blog aboput speaking Mandarin. I don't know about the local dialects but it seems that Mandarin is now being taught to the children even in areas where at home they speak Cantonese.

We started with a book and CD from this site and while not perfect it really helped at the beginning. Knowing how to say "don't touch", "be careful", "dangerous" and so on, made life alot easier.

I figure that English and Mandarin are the most used languages in the world now knowing both may open doors you can't even see know.

Take care and safe travels!

Bill and Toni said...

Oh Elaine - I'm gonna have to steal that poem. I love it!!

So good to see you guys on Saturday and SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you guys and your upcoming travel, and esp. for your upcoming GOTCHA! Day!!!!

Godspeed on your journey,
Toni Benton