We are sometimes asked what the most difficult part of living in China is. Is it the daily struggle of communicating in a second language? The deep cultural contrasts? Being stared at everywhere we go? The absence of thick, juicy ribeye steaks smothered in mushrooms and onions with a baked potato on the side soaked in butter and sour cream . . . what were we talking about?
Oh yeah, the tough parts. No. None of these hold a candle to missing out on the special days like today when my beautiful niece Shandi and her stud of a husband Stephen said hello to their amazing 8 pound 8 ounce bundle of love, Ridley. Welcome to the world little man. Love you more than steak (you too mom and dad).