I know I’m a bit behind, but … Happy Chinese New Year!!

Actually, I’m not exactly late as the celebration for the Chinese New Year traditionally lasts 15 days, but I missed posting on the first day which was this past Thursday.

So I’m sure that most people have been to some sort of Chinese restaurant where their placemats list the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Briefly (because believe me, it’s more complicated that this), each of the twelve animals is dedicated a “Lunar Year” which then reoccurs every twelve years. It’s believed that a person will have characteristics similar to the the animal that represents the year they were born in.

This year is the “Year of the Rat” and it’s particularly special to me as this is my “Lunar Year.” What makes it even more interesting is that the Rat is the first animal in the twelve-animal sequence. And according to traditional Chinese belief, the Year of the Rat represents the beginning of a new era.

Sketch that my dear Hubby
drew for me

So … I’m dearly wishing that this Lunar Year ushers in a new outlook and energy to Hubby & me as we enter into the realm of adoption. And for everyone else out there (whether you’re fellow IF’ers or not), I wish you the best in whichever new endeavor you head towards this Lunar Year.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!