I just wanted to say, for those who have been wondering, that, through another parent who adopted from QiuQiu's orphanage, we've received news from the orphanage director that all is well.
We have been following the intimate and emotional NPR coverage of the quake and its aftermath, and honestly (like so many other moms and moms-in-waiting) it has been affecting me on such a deep, visceral level that I have trouble even talking about it. Between the mothers keeping vigil outside the rubble of their children's school in the rain, and the parents searching desperately for any sign of their only child, I honestly can not even write about it without being brought to tears again. All of these natural disasters are devastating on such a human level, and there have been so many of them recently, but being so close to adopting our own child in China, this one has another facet for us.
It's a good thing, to feel these things on a deeper level. We should all feel them so deeply. We should all have the ability to feel in our own veins and in our own hearts the pain and plight of people in other parts of the world. It's important. And that kind of pain is hard to shake off.