Reunion on Broken Bridge

Because of China’s brutal one-child policy, a couple expecting their second child was forced into hiding on a boat where the mother gave birth.  Three days later, the father tearfully took his second daughter to the vegetable market and left a note with the baby.  It implored the girl to meet her birth parents at the Broken Bridge in ten or twenty years on July seventh, the day equivalent to our Valentine’s Day.  Since two thousand four, the birth couple waited at the bridge, desperate to see their daughter.  Finally, on the twentieth year, Katie made the trip alone to come face-to-face with her biological parents.  A reunion such as this is a very rare occurrence in China where there are so many parents who were forced to make difficult decisions.  I pray Katie and her family will be blessed.

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