To everyone who called or emailed to see if my girl was okay, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Emme and her friends are all safe and sound in the Changchun area which is quite north of the epicenter of the earthquake. My heart and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy. While I always felt I had a firm grasp on the one-child policy, it never hit me as much as when I read of parents hovering and sleeping over the bodies of their children who perished. Not to say that one child has more value than another but I imagine losing your only child is the worst pain a human being can feel.