21 08, 2019

Sweet and Bitter Childhood Home

2019-08-29T17:13:11+00:00August 21st, 2019|China, Expatriate, Faith, Uncategorized, Writing|

I suppose it's not a spoiler to say that the book leaves off where the rest of our lives begin.  Yes, we go to America.  At one point, we decide to go back to China.  More on that much, much later. But you have to know WHY we went back and this picture is part of it. This is William's [...]

9 08, 2019

Planning the Wedding—an excerpt

2019-08-29T17:13:46+00:00August 9th, 2019|China, Expatriate, Writing|

An excerpt from How Sweet the Bitter Soup by Lori Qian William’s family knew we were broke and that this was the main reason we were putting off the wedding. One day after lunch at Shi Mo’s house, his parents, aunts, and uncles gathered around us and asked if we would consider getting married during Spring Festival if they would [...]