It has been a busy fall for me. I started teaching US History and Culture and Human Geography at Suzhou No. 10 High School. I have a great group of kids who are working hard to earn their way into good American universities. But the highlight of the fall was November 5th when I was able to take a week off from work and travel back to Yanji, Jilin to welcome the birth of my daughter Lexi May Sharp.
Ying has opted to stay in Yanji, where her sisters can help her, till she feels Lexi is strong enough to make the trip to Suzhou. I'm planning on going up to Yanji for the Spring Festival/Chinese New Year celebrations. I'll be returning alone but Ying, Lexi and a sister will be following in about 10 days.