Tomorrow will be the first Mother's Day that one of our boys has not been at home. Josh is in China and Mark and Nick are with my brother Alan at Gulf Shores in Alabama. Before he left to fly south, Mark ordered some flowers for Marlene. They arrived yesterday afternoon. This is what the card read:


Mom, Happy Mother's Day from

your globetrotting China Boys

We couldn't do it without you!

Josh, Mark, Nick

Marlene smiled when she read the card, and we talked about it again this morning. I love the part about "your globetrotting China Boys." That's what they are, and we couldn't be prouder.

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