Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wo Ai Ni (I love you) Mommy

I just finished watching this documentary online and it brought me to tears. Some of joy and some of sadness. It is the story of an 8 year old girl adopted from the China Waiting Child program and brought to America. She was adopted in Gaungzhou, where we adopted Lilah and that room and those couches and the views of the city brought back so many amazing memories!

The connection this girl had with her foster family and the fact that her new parents could meet them brought back so many memories. The whole transitional process brought back so many memories. All those feelings you can't even express...

Amazing.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjAzODU1ODA4.html

7 comments:

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Oh great! You posted a link! I've been searching and searching google for a link to watch this movie...but couldn't find it. My last resort was to just buy it!

In fact, all because of it I found this song on YouTube and it isn't a kids song, but it is a Chinese song and Lilah absolutely loves it, she calls it 'the wo ai ni song'. Every time I pick up the laptop she wants me to play it. We both sing along to the wo ai ni parts!

Check it out...it has a lovely tune and is really lovely to listen to. And there is a translation into english for the words online too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcZY7vJjQwY

Jill

The Denis Family said...

I'm 45 minutes in now...it is very well done....but I have to say that that Mother is a little bit high strung. Poor kid, being grilled to learn English even why they were still in the hotel room in China? I found myself getting more annoyed by the Mother as the video goes on.....

Denise said...

I'm glad you posted the link as I've been wanting to watch it. There is a lot of discussion going on about it in the adoption community. You didn't really post what you thought about it - I'm curious how you view the mother in this situation? The video froze up on me about 45 minutes into it, but from what I saw I have to agree with the "Denis Family" comment. But, with you having 'been there", maybe your view is different?

Paige said...

I found the mother somewhat harsh as well, especially the part in the hotel room... but she did show affection through some of her rougher moments as well. Overall, I was impressed with the progress the child made within the 18 months, as an 8 year old.

One thing I would say is that the mother had little compassion (and a somewhat arrogant north american attitude) for the girl. It would be interesting to see a follow up done in 10 - 15 years time!

Canada to China and back! said...

Thanks Paige! I thought this was a really well done documentary, and agree with some of the comments that the Mom was a little harsh at times and certainly had an entitled attitude! However I was amazed at how well Faith was doing after only 18 months! Sad to see her losing her Mandarin/Cantonese language so quickly, something that we have noticed with Addy. Opened my eyes to her beliefs on ethnicity and race...something I know we will have to deal with...I am just not sure how! It also made me feel "normal" that my 2 girls are fighting like cats and dogs the last few days!!lol! I thought I was doing something wrong!?! I too would like to see how Faith is doing when she is about 15 years old.Thanks for sharing the link!

Kim

Marie said...

Interesting documentary. I also thought the mother lacked compassion, but also realize that sometimes in a moment of exhaustion,(physical or emotional) I have also reacted in a way I am not proud of. Ultimately, I think Faith is loved and that is why she is flourishing. God is so good, he makes things work out inspite of our short comings! Gotta love that!

Nikki said...

Thank you for sharing this!! i will definitely check it out.